106 people voted for a UKIP candidate who wants to bring back the guillotine

By Sophie Thirkell An immigrant UKIP candidate, (sounds like an oxymoron, but now it’s not) came out with some pretty interesting policies in the run up to the local elections this year. Unfortunately Gisela Allen did not win a seat in the area of Garscadden/Scotstounhill which is a big shame for ageists everywhere as she demanded the working age be raised to 70 and free bus … Continue reading 106 people voted for a UKIP candidate who wants to bring back the guillotine

Meet Rikke Rosenlund, the founder of borrowmydoggy

By Sophie Thirkell We’ve got an idea for your weekend but when we say it involves messaging strangers online for animals, stick with us. The Caledonian Spectator loves dogs, that is a fact, and we know you do too. We are a whole nation of pooch lovers who loves sharing dog videos and ‘awwwing’ and internally screaming with joy every time one passes us on … Continue reading Meet Rikke Rosenlund, the founder of borrowmydoggy

Glasgow Local Council Election: Reactions

As the results become more known, new and re-elected Glasgow councillors have reflected on the day their party either made gains or drifted out into the distance. At current, Glasgow currently have elected 20 SNP, 15 Labour, six Greens and five Conservatives. Labour have lost control of their four decade stronghold on the largest city in the country, however, the SNP haven’t enough seats thus far to form … Continue reading Glasgow Local Council Election: Reactions

Interview with Scottish Greens leader Patrick Harvie and candidate Christy Mearns

By Sophie Thirkell What influence do you think the Green party will have if SNP are just under the majority? PH: “One of the things I really hope about Glasgow City Council is that if the SNP do as well as people expect, we don’t just see the council pass from the hands of one big party straight to another, I hope we see a … Continue reading Interview with Scottish Greens leader Patrick Harvie and candidate Christy Mearns

Scottish Artists to Love and Look Out For

This week The Caledonian Spectator has been reviewing some of Scotland’s best upcoming artists. We have narrowed the countries talents to two solo artists and two bands, and we will reveal one a day this week; #3 Name: Hybrid Location: Aberdeenshire Listen to our favourite Hybrid song: This is what happened when we met Hybrid: What inspires your music? “So there are several things that … Continue reading Scottish Artists to Love and Look Out For

Headteacher speaks of children’s agony after play equipment fire

THE headteacher of Elmvale Nursery has said the children were left devastated after vandals torched their play equipment whilst they were on holiday. The nursery on Hawthorne Street is attended by around 70 children, all aged between three and five years old. Grant MacLoud said: “The nursery children are obviously very upset this has happened to their playground and given that its summer, it means … Continue reading Headteacher speaks of children’s agony after play equipment fire