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!

Millionaire Empire Biscuits

The winners of the Scottish Baker of the Year 2017 are to be announced over the next couple of days. To celebrate, we have put together a recipe for a traditional Scottish recipe with a luxury twist.

Empire biscuits are traditionally made with jam in the middle and are topped with icing. However, in this recipe we swap the jam for salted caramel spread and the icing for chocolate frosting.

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Polls open across Scotland for local elections

Voters are heading to the polls for the local elections across Scotland, England and Wales today. Polling stations are open from 7.00am to 10.00pm, with the count due to begin on Friday morning at around 9.00am. The results are expected to be announced around midday Friday. There are a total of 1,227 seats available in Scotland. More than 2,500 candidates put themselves forward to fill … Continue reading Polls open across Scotland for local elections

Kat Von D Beauty Arrives at the St. Enoch Centre

Cult beauty brand Kat Von D is coming to a Scottish store for the first time today. The make-up line has been available on Debenham’s website since last year, but now Glaswegian beauty addicts will be able to try out her products in the St. Enoch store. The collection is renowned for its gothic packaging and outrageous colours, providing staple products for women across the … Continue reading Kat Von D Beauty Arrives at the St. Enoch Centre

New diesel car legislation praised by environment group

Environmental pressure group Client Earth have spoken of their joy over new Conservative plans to reduce emissions by offering compensation to encourage drivers to ditch their diesel cars. Andrea Lee, Healthier Campaigner for Client Earth, said that she was relieved┬áthe Government are finally trying to lower air pollution in the UK. “We think it is really important for government to tackle these problems and the … Continue reading New diesel car legislation praised by environment group

Holyrood asks Scots for views on homelessness

The Scottish Government has requested the help of the public to deal with the subject of homelessness. The government’s local and community committees has called upon written submissions by the homeless and the public lead by Glasgow SNP MSP Bob Doris. Bob Doris MSP said: “We want to hear from these people and for them to get in touch. If you are a member of … Continue reading Holyrood asks Scots for views on homelessness

First Minister Questions 3rd May Overview

First Minister Questions has been moved from it’s usual Thursday time slot to today, thanks to the local elections. Nicola Sturgeon is expected to field questions on NHS waiting times, education and broadband speed. Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson asked the First Minister why in 2011-2015 did the proportion of children performing well in numeracy fall. Sturgeon mentioned the attainment challenge and fund that has … Continue reading First Minister Questions 3rd May Overview