Kings Landing // Dubrovnik, Croatia

Our journalist Kris Scott visits the Old Town of Dubrovnik in Croatia, a place you may recognise from the ever so famous Game of Thrones series that shoots there. When you go to Dubrovnik one of the many things you must see is this walled city. You can enter through one of the many gates that eventually lead to the main street where there are lines of shops and different alleys that web into even more alleys where more shops lie. It’s a great place and I’d be lying if I mentioned I never fan boyed about Game of Thrones when I was there. It definitely feels like a different world when you’re there, maybe that is because of Game of Thrones, maybe not. Whatever happens I fully recommend a visit to this beautiful and cultural place.

From Edinburgh to Westeros

By Kris Scott

It was March 31st and I was all ready for my trip to Croatia, the train ride to Edinburgh was pleasant, no children running about screaming. It was just peace and quiet.

Once we reached Edinburgh Haymarket there was a bit more hustle and bustle with passengers coming in from all over Scotland. We exited the train station to the tram stop, evidently the tram we were to catch. We weren’t able to get on it because it has a schedule to keep so we had to wait for a bus instead.

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Book Review: Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout

by Kendal McCubbin

I was really excited about this book when the author announced it. This author is one of my favourites, and I always look forward to her next release. This book sounded amazing as well, and the cover totally sealed the deal even more that I was going to read it as soon as it released. Unfortunately, I had to wait a few months for it to release.

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Christmas Special

by guest writer, Sommerville Donald

How did celebrating Christmas become so popular? It certainly wasn’t always so. When I was young, everyone in Scotland worked on Christmas day. New Year was the time for celebration.

If we look back beyond the Victorian period, Christmas was just another day. Homes were not decorated except for a few sprigs of mistletoe and holly usually draped around the doors and windows. The peasant in his hovel and the rich man is his mansion had virtually the same decorations. Some rich men realised that this could lead to the poor men having pretensions; they might even believe they were equals- God forbid. The rich men commissioned paper decorations to be designed and hung from the walls to the ceiling. The poor could not afford to compete with such luxuries, of course, and so the natural status of rich and poor was reestablished. Continue reading “Christmas Special” »

Book Review: ‘What’s Left of Me’ by Amanda Maxlyn

by Kendall McCubbin

18480026[1]‘What’s Left of Me’ is absolutely amazing. I had been wanting to read it for a while, but for some reason, I just kept putting it off. The topic of this book involved one word nobody ever wants to hear, and it’s such a hard thing to read about because you immediately feel empathy for the character and you form an even stronger bond with them.  Continue reading “Book Review: ‘What’s Left of Me’ by Amanda Maxlyn” »

Where does the future of Ayr Odeon lead?

by Stewart Killen

ayrodeonoldThe Odeon in Ayr was built 76 years ago, making it one of the oldest Odeon cinemas in the world. It was also the first Odeon cinema to be built in Scotland, making it a true piece of historical value as well as it being the only surviving Odeon from before the Second World War. Continue reading “Where does the future of Ayr Odeon lead?” »

Trump Makes New Deal With Prestwick Airport

by Frazer Stobbs

American entrepreneur Donald Trump and representatives of Prestwick Airport announced that Prestwick Airport will be the base for all Trump Aviation operations which includes Mr Trump’s private Boeing 757-200 and Sikorsky 76B Helicopter. Continue reading “Trump Makes New Deal With Prestwick Airport” »