Students take time to remember Rector Maitland Mackie

Maitland MackieThe first time I met Maitland Mackie was when he was having a race with two students to see who could tie a bowtie the fastest. From my memory, he won. This slightly unusual turn of events took place at the King’s Ball in 2012 where Maitland presented awards for dedication to societies and student... 

Students mourn the loss of University Rector

Dr Maitland Mackie, the Rector of the University of Aberdeen passed away last night after a short illness. Dr Mackie who was also the owner and chairman of Mackie’s Ice Creamery, a family run business in based in Aberdeenshire, graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1958 with a BSc degree in Agriculture. ... 


Photo / Witnesses called for following the death of 41-year-old Karen Gillanders

Witness appeal following King Street fatality

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward following Monday’s fatal road traffic collision on King Street. The incident, which occurred at approximately 9.10am on the May 26 opposite the University’s playing fields, took the life of 41-year-old pedestrian Karen Gillanders. A white Volvo artic lorry... 


Photo / Ryan Buchanan

Fatality on King Street following collision

A woman has died after being hit by a lorry on King Street this morning, police have confirmed. The incident, which took place on the stretch of road outside of the new Aquatics Centre opposite the University’s playing fields, occurred around 9.15am. A crew from the Scottish Ambulance Service were on scene from... 

Major fire at Glasgow School of Art’s historic building

Credit/ Arne Wern Firefighters are tackling a major blaze at Glasgow School of Art with no casualties being reported. The fire broke out around 12.30pm on Friday, 23 May in the listed Charles Rennie Mackintosh building. Fire fighters from three different fire stations arrived on site within four minutes. Smoke was... 

80 Years of Gaudie Editors: Nigel Lindsey

Nigel Lindsey, Head Editor 1969 In 1969, The Gaudie’s production methods were standard for the time but seem incredibly archaic today. The paper was put together on Wednesday evenings (features) and Sunday evenings (news pages). Articles were produced using a motley collection of heavy old typewriters, and copy was... 

My top 5 plans for the summer

Although most of students imagine summer holidays as a break from another year of study, it is important to plan how to spend such a long period that it would be both relieving and beneficial for your future.  So, put away all your lazy ideas of how to procrastinate this summer and choose a plan that suits you best! 1.... 

An editor’s farewell

I can remember writing my first editorial fairly well. It was for the 2013/14 Graduation edition and it was about the hike in tuition fees and what the implications of this was in terms of students getting value for money. I specifically remember calling up my Co-Editor in a blind panic declaring wildly that ‘I don’t... 

Energy prices won’t rise in independent Scotland: University academic

A University of Aberdeen academic and expert in renewables, Dr David Toke, has rebutted claims by the UK government that an independent Scotland would face a large increase in the price of energy. Dr. Toke, who has written articles for the Energy Economist and Huffington Post, as well as being a member of a group of... 

It’s a hard-knock life

Nicholas Layden opines on the meanings of the best and worst life experiences. There are few constants in this life, but experiences are one of them. Not only are we constantly experiencing things, we are also a product of our past. Naturally, we all have our different life stories- each as self-absorbed as the next...