Issue 141

Cover Story

Leith Festival volunteers
create a legacy for Leithers

Editor at Large

Steamships & Nautical Tales

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You feel the pull of the sea, the salt flecked spray, as much through the stories of the ships as the human histories

The Stuff of Legend

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Edinburgh is often described as a network of villages, for Gordon Munro, Newhaven tops them all

On the Loose

A very Edinburgh riot

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It’s perplexing, if not downright unbelievable, to hear how anti-Catholic Protestantism burst violently onto the streets of Edinburgh

“So why do people support a particular football team?”

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At a frozen, fogbound, Cappielow, charmless stewards confiscated a flask of soup we’d taken to keep the kids warm

The Leith Glutton

The New Kid on the Block

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A bundle of delicious contradictions: moist and firm, soft and crunchy, sweet and salty, all very grown up

Protempore

A soundbite for the Daily Mail which shows a level of ignorance that is staggering

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Boris Johnson’s intellectual contribution to the debate is putting antisocial offenders in ‘fluorescent chain gangs’

Short Story

Bessie & the Space Shuttle

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She picked up a scarlet red lipstick called Lovers Kiss – the colour a shock of youth against her hand

Deidre Brock

The hostile environment policy

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Illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi was refused a visa in 2017, a public campaign made the government rethink their stance

Summer Health & Fitness

Be Here Now

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It’s enough to make me switch off my phone for 100 hours; hit factory reset, recalibrate, live in real time

Mrs MacPickle

The awkward flappy dance

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I am no longer really sociable enough for level one or zero, never mind no restrictions.

Googling ‘5 days without alcohol’

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Googling ‘5 days without alcohol’

Bukowski & the Holy Trinity

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After revisiting infamous laureate of low-life Charles Bukowski’s work, Colin Montgomery is convinced his epitaph was spot-on

“At least you were able to be there at the end…”

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Realising the need for distraction, I put on some music: National Shite Day by Half Man Half Biscuit seems to fit the bill

All about all about Eve

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Seventy years after receiving an Oscar, a film from the golden age of Hollywood is being reissued in Blu-ray; Kennedy Wilson says it’s not to be missed

What the censor saw!

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Like Edinburgh buses, the three films arrived back to back. Each one of them helmed by a notorious controversialist