Scran: Self-Published Series of Short Stories

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to be awarded a Vacation Scholarship by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and chosen to be a Research Intern by the Research Interns at Strathclyde programme to research 21st century Scottish literature and to write and self-publish my own series of Scottish short stories. I […]

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Studying Abroad: Radboud Summer School in the Netherlands

Summer school aan de Radboud Universiteit. Ik studeerde Nedrlandse taal en cultuur. Earlier this year, I heard about Radboud University’s Summer School in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, after reading an email from Strathclyde about the programme. As I study English Literature, Journalism, and Creative Writing, I decided to apply to the Dutch Culture and Language class as […]

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Sophie’s Scran: Restaurant Review of Metropolitan, Merchant City

  So, for lunch yesterday, I decided to go somewhere new and tried Metropolitan, a cocktail bar and restaurant in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City! As part of the set lunch 2 courses for £12 menu, I ordered a starter of black pudding and chorizo with salad and a poached egg. Ordering this dish, […]

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Sophie’s Scran: Di Maggio’s Psychic Night

    As a lover of Italian food, I’ve always been a fan of Di Maggio’s and when I found out they were hosting a series of Psychic Nights at their restaurants across Glasgow, I was intrigued (and hungry). Whether you’re a cynic or a believer in all things spiritual, this deal is a steal […]

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Sophie’s Scran: Restaurant Review of wagamama

It’s been a little while now since I’ve done a food blog so I thought I’d write up a post on my new favourite restaurant – wagamama in West George Street, Glasgow. As anyone who knows me well will know, I’m a very fussy eater – bordering on the ridiculous. So, finding new food that […]

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Sophie’s Scran: Restaurant Review of Jamie’s Italian, Glasgow

After going along to the Jamie’s Italian Blogger Event and sampling the delicious goodies, I couldn’t keep away and took a trip back to Jamie Oliver’s famous restaurant last night. Since yesterday was (almost) my birthday, we got a free bottle of prosecco for the table! To get this treat, you have to sign up to […]

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Guest Blog: “Being Vegan” by Julia Thomas

Introducing ‘moon child‘ guest blogger: Julia Thomas! My name is Julia and I am a British designer, explorer and lover of colour, animals and travel. My weaknesses include greyhounds, elderly people, bright colours and vintage finds. You can keep up to date with my life and art journaling adventures on my blog, Twitter, Instagram and […]

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B.C. A.D. A.H. – After Humanity (Playwriting)

I was looking through some old homework assignments from my creative writing class at university this year and came across this dramatic scene homework task. I really love playwriting but I hardly ever do it because it’s a lot more technical and formulaic than ordinary short story writing but I’d really like to get into […]

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Discover the Isle of Arran: Scotland in Miniture

If you fancy something different from backpacking and siteseeing, holidays abroad and festivals, why not be a tourist in your own country and discover the beautiful Isle of Arran on the west coast of Scotland. Read my new Scotcampus travel article to find out what to do and see on the island!

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Fussy Eaters Are People Too!

Read my new Scotcampus article on the everyday struggles and misconceptions of fussy eaters. Do you still have this habit that everyone else seemed to grow out of after childhood? Give it a read!

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