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Bill to lower voting age passes first stage

The voting age in Scotland could soon be lowered to 16 after the Scottish Parliament gave the green light to stage one of the bill. Support for the reduction of voting age bill was across several parties, meaning it is on course to be passed in time for the 2016 Scottish Parliament election. The proposal […]

Commonwealth Youth Team welcome squad additions

Youth Team Scotland preparations for this year’s Commonwealth Youth Games have been boosted thanks to 12 additional team members joining the fold. Athletes who will be competing in archery, boxing, squash and weightlifting have been named by Commonwealth Games Scotland, bringing the number of athletes selected onto Youth Team Scotland to 20. Elgin’s Struan Caughey and […]

Making it in the tech business

We doff our hats to an Edinburgh-based cyber-security company, who have been shortlisted for the UK’s most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company of the year. ZoneFox started off as a PhD project for 34-year-old Jamie Graves, but after completing his studies at Napier University found that the small business had the potential to grow. We […]

Skills, skills, skills (for life)

“Emm… Mum, how do you turn on the washing machine?” Phone calls like these take place up and down the country every September. New university students realise after two weeks of partying and takeaways that clothes don’t wash themselves, as they stand in their last pair of clean pants, figuring out where you put washing […]

Cheesecake lyrics and pirate performers: The best Eurovision entries of all time

Love it or loathe it, the Eurovision Song Contest always produces some hilarious commentary from the ever-witty Graham Norton, controversial political voting and, of course, those unforgettable entries. In amongst the stress of exams, Eurovision is a great way to unwind and enjoy the sillier things in life, especially if you can get a few mates together to […]

Life skills to boost your CV

For some of you out there, it’s that time of the year when you start thinking about life after exams. If you’re just about to leave school (woo hoo!) you might find that your CV is looking a bit bare. Employers are always after a CV that stands out from the crowd, and one of the most […]

On the job: admin apprentice Hannah Sheridan

With it being Scottish Apprenticeship Week, we thought we’d have a chat with our very own Modern Apprentice Hannah Sheridan. Hannah’s been with Source’s parent company, DC Publishing, since last September. Her official title is ‘admin assistant’, but she’s working towards an SVQ in business administration. Hannah explains why she chose to do an MA, and […]

What your Facebook status really says about you

A survey by some university boffins has shown what our Facebook status updates say about who we truly are. If you enjoy posting about how hot your boyfriend is, chances are you’ll have low self esteem. And if you like updating friends about your diet or tough exercise regime, you’re likely to be narcissist. In […]

Scots teenager makes it sweet as Nestlé’s first female apprentice

A Scottish teenager has made history by becoming the first female engineering apprentice at Nestlé’s Girvan factory. Lucy McGeorge, 18, is following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Ronnie McCrindle, who was one of the first engineers to open up the confectionary giant’s chocolate factory in 1979. McGeorge, from South Ayrshire, has completed her Performing […]