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

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

Artists to Love and Look Out for!

This week the Caledonian Spectator will be reviewing some of Scotland’s best upcoming artists. We have narrowed the country’s talents to two solo artists and two bands, and we will reveal one a day this week; #3 Name: Jamie and Shoony Location: Edinburgh Band formation: 2012 With their sights set on touring overseas in the future after a Summer of festival dates, Jamie and Shoony … Continue reading Artists to Love and Look Out for!

PFA Player of the Year Nominees Announced

As the 2016/17 season comes to a close in just a few weeks time, the names have been selected for the annual PFA Player of the Year awards. Despite dominating domestically throughout the season and looking on course for the treble, it isn’t a clean sweep for Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic. Below are the four nominations, and why they’ve been selected: SCOTT SINCLAIR (CELTIC) The Celtic … Continue reading PFA Player of the Year Nominees Announced

Glasgow Food bank runs out of Food

A food bank in the North-West of Glasgow has fed the cities hungriest after a successful social media campaign. They appealed on twitter last night after fears those who require food parcels would not receive the essentials. However, after generous donations from the public the food bank, ran by The Trussell Trust, will be stocked for a few more days. The desperate need for donations … Continue reading Glasgow Food bank runs out of Food