Billy Boyd champions Scotland’s working class kids to get into the arts

Billy Boyd starred as Pippin the Hobbit in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, but getting into the arts wasn’t easy for this working class boy from Cranhill. Here’s his advice for young Scots wanting to break into the arts. As a kid living in Cranhill and going to school in Ruchazie, two rival […]

Happy Birthday Twitter: A Look Back on 10 Years of Tweeting

Twitter turns 10 today, celebrating a whole decade of 140-character quips and some landmark one-liners along the way. Here we take a look at some of the top tweets of the last ten years. 1) The ‘Wizarding World Meets Hiphop’ Tweet What’s better than JK Rowling taking on internet trolls? JK Rowling taking on internet […]

The science of study sleep

Teachers and parents are forever banging on about the importance of a good night’s sleep – and none of us are getting enough of it. But did you know that getting sufficient snooze time can make you more energetic, even-tempered and help your exam performance? Rachael Fulton spoke to Dr Linda Russell, otherwise known as The Sleep Lady, for some […]

Roid Rage: Spencer Matthews and the Dangers of Steroids

IN 2015, Made in Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews was quietly asked to leave ITV’s I’m A Celebrity after revealing a secret drug addiction . Far from the ‘party drugs’ celebrities are normally papped with in hotel rooms, Spencer had developed a dependency on performance-enhancing steroids. Taken in pills or injections, anabolic steroids mimic the male hormone testosterone that causes increased […]

Oscars Highlights 2016: From Leo to Lady Gaga

Last night Hollywood rolled out the red carpets for the glitziest event in its calendar: The Academy Awards. The great and the good of the silver screen donned fabulous tuxedos and gowns to attend the Dolby Theatre in LA, where the 88th Oscars ceremony served up its fair share of drama, politics and long overdue […]

Get happy: 7 mood boosting tips

Spring’s here and we’re officially ready to defrost. None of this hat-gloves-ski jacket combo every time you leave the house; our miserable post-Christmas slump has gone on long enough. It’s time to quit hibernating, shake out the cold and tackle the rest of the year head-on. A little sunshine through your window isn’t going to […]

It’s a bling thing

  ‘Peely wally’, ‘belter’ and ‘taps aff’ are phrases we’d usually say, not wear. That’s until Bonnie Bling exploded onto the scene and put Scots slang in style. Rachael Fulton caught up with jewellery designer Mhairi Mackenzie to find out more… Fresh from dusting the uc   uckles of celebs like Lana Del Rey and […]