Oscar Nominations 2013: The Ones That Got Away

Amidst the bitter cold of these winter evenings, not much is bringing me comfort except my hot water bottle. Writing that sentence was genuinely the first time in my life I have ever felt really old, but anyway. The point is; it’s dark, it’s cold and getting out of bed becomes increasingly more difficult with […]

Sound Bites with Ally McCrae

Need a bit of musical inspiration? Let Radio 1’s Ally McCrae guide you in the right direction… I still can’t believe that it’s my job to find bands and artists from all round the UK to put on my BBC Radio 1 show. Mental, eh? The show has to reflect bands that are kicking off […]

On the 16 vote…

15-year-old Annie Shields will be one of the many under-18s getting the chance to vote in the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence. She tells us how she feels about the lowered voting age. Sitting down to write this, I was still undecided as to whether or not I thought 16 and 17-year-olds should be allowed to vote […]

Sound Bites with Ally McCrae

I feel so lucky that it’s my actual job to find bands and artists in Scotland to put on BBC Radio 1. The hope is that their careers will progress and important people will hear them, like Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and industry heavyweights. Here’s three amazing acts who I think might blow up soon… […]

A new language, a new life

Sixth year student Sarah Stirling takes a look at the importance of learning a new language… Communication is this era’s currency. With Facebook now boasting one seventh of the world’s population, we are more connected that we have ever been. Businesses aren’t taken seriously unless they are global these days – you have to think […]

Graduate Life: Chasing a Career

Since graduating in 2011, I’ve spent my time doing various part-time jobs. The dream job I expected to achieve pretty quickly seemed to be floating away in the background and I know I’m not alone in this. Margaret Lynch, chief executive of Citizens Advice Scotland, stated recently: “The number of graduates out of work is […]

Sounds Bites with Ally McCrae

  Hey, I’m Ally I’m 24 and so, so lucky to do what I do. My life is completely absorbed by music. I present on Radio 1, I DJ, I put on my own gigs, I run a video blog and I even do the tannoy announcements at my beloved St. Mirren FC. And now […]