Aberdeen vigil held for refugees
On Saturday 12th September 2015 scores of people from across Aberdeen headed to Union Terrace Gardens for one of a number of vigils held across the UK and worldwide, showing solidarity with displaced refugees fleeing conflict and persecution.
Old and young, all walks of life and various cultures stood side by side in the less than ideal weather.
A crack in Westminster’s glass ceiling
An examination of the new Labour leader’s shadow cabinet and women in power in the twenty-first century
The glass ceiling over Westminster is finally cracking—or, so we’re told. It’s been quite the week for the old fashioned boy’s club in London: not only has Labour retreated back to its old school socialist roots by electing Jeremy Corbyn, it has also had to deal with the appointment of a predominantly female shadow cabinet for the first time.
A question of defence: to spend or not to spend?
Katherine Gilbert and David Paterson discuss the NATO commitment for member states to put 2% of national income towards defence
At a NATO summit in Wales last year, Britain, along with its NATO allies, committed to spending 2% of national income on defence annually. However, there has been increasing speculation and worry about Britain’s capabilities to maintain its commitment due to the Conservative government’s continued drive to cut spending and achieve a budget surplus, rather than deficit, by 2018.
Shake Up Your Makeup
We’ve all seen them. These girls (and guys) who wear three pairs of lashes, nuclear-green eye shadow and, is that glitter on her lips.
Alan Henderson catches up with Scott Anderson, the brain behind HomeAlone. Scott is one of Aberdeen’s foremost DJs, specialising in hip hop and R&B music.
North Sea Ninjas
Scotland is a surfer’s dream. There are some well documented surf spots where surfing is very popular.