Scotland: Signs of a revival, or too little too late?

By Luke Barry  It was looking like one of those games. A stereo-typically Scottish performance. Close, but no banana. Russell Martin headed the ball into the back of the net within the opening minutes but the ‘goal’ was disallowed as the centre back was adjudged to have pushed over the Slovenian defender to score the[…]

Growin’ Up

by Andy Grozier // For the Sake of the Song // My partner recently asked me what songs remind me of being a kid, of growing up, messing around, having fun. I hit a total blank at first, trying too hard to searchlight my memories for records playing in backgrounds or copied cassettes being passed[…]

A Middling Month

by Andy Grozier // For the Sake of the Song // We have made it to February already in this great, confusing year of someone’s Lord, 2017. The month that the Hold Steady front-man and solo troubadour Craig Finn would tell you is “about as long as it is wide” in a line that always[…]

Admiral Fallow // Mt. Doubt // Josh Fuchs – La Belle Angèle

By Jamie McDonald  Photography: SayRaa Photography This week saw the celebration of the now revered institution of Independent Venue Week. As ever Edinburgh venue La Belle Angèle joined in with the unveiling of their newly refurbished space and a sterling line up to complete. Edinburgh singer-songwriter Josh Fuchs and his band got things under way with some charmingly[…]

Looking Forward

by Andy Grozier // For the Sake of the Song // January rolls around every year with the same slow, desolate rumble for me. The awkward in-between of festivities ending and works beginning. The mid-winter blues. One part reflection and one part hope for the future. It can be a struggle. Indeed for me it[…]

Andy Murray crowns golden year with ATP Tour Finals victory

The Scot will end 2016 as world number one after beating Novak Djokovic in London, in what was his 24th consecutive win. By Jamie Braidwood of The Football Roundup It has only been two years since what was perhaps the lowest moment of Andy Murray’s career. After undergoing back surgery at the end of the[…]

Football analysis: The pressure is well and truly mounting on Scotland

“The book of excuses is wearing thin” says The Football Roundup’s Luke Barry on Gordon Strachan’s future as Scotland manager. Let’s not beat around the bush here; Scotland’s last two World Cup qualifying matches have been abysmal. A draw at home to Lithuania, equalising in the 90th minute on Saturday was followed up by an[…]