Liam Turbett

Travel

Harry Potter Tourism Is Ruining Edinburgh

The city is full of horrible gimmicks about a celebrity wizard.
Liam Turbett
1.18.18
protest

Will Moving Trump's UK Visit to a Remote Scottish Island Stop Protesters?

Last week it was announced that the visit had been pushed to October and that it would be moved to the Queen's private estate in Aberdeenshire to "deter protests."
Liam Turbett
3.6.17
GENTRIFICATION

Just How Gentrified Are All the Places in the Original 'Trainspotting' Film Now?

It's been more than 20 years since the original was released.
Liam Turbett
2.9.17
Universal Basic Income

This Scottish Town Is Planning to Give Residents Free Money

Could Kelty's citizens income experiment show the way to utopia?
Liam Turbett
2.1.17
News

How Scotland Could Ruin Theresa May's Career as British Prime Minster

Keeping Scotland part of the UK will be one of the prime minister's biggest challenges.
Liam Turbett
7.18.16
Europe: The Final Countdown

Why Trump Was in Scotland the Day After the EU Referendum Vote

He helicoptered into Ayrshire to re-open a golf course on a day when the majority of Scots had been outvoted on Brexit. What a treat.
Liam Turbett
6.25.16
tech

Is Watching Robots Ram into Each Other Still Fun?

I went to Glasgow to watch 'Robot Wars' being filmed and saw nine minutes of old-fashioned robots sort of hurting one another.
Liam Turbett
3.22.16
News

Do These Picturesque Scottish Towns Need Nuclear Submarines to Survive?

The economy of towns and villages around the Faslane nuclear base rely on weapons of mass destruction that could kill us all.
Liam Turbett
2.26.16
News

'Dump Trump': Scottish Protestors Invade Donald Trump's Resorts

The latest installment in The Donald's long, difficult relationship with Scotland.
Liam Turbett
1.18.16
Food

Politicians Just Lost a Fight Against Buckfast, Scotland's Favorite Cheap Caffeinated Booze

The drink that "gets you fucked fast" is blamed for many social problems, but the SNP just stopped a Labour attempt to get it banned.
Liam Turbett
11.13.15
News

Women's Rights Activists Heckled an Anti-Abortion Rally in Glasgow Last Night

The religious right is picking a fight as powers over abortion are handed back to the Scottish Parliament.
Liam Turbett
10.30.15
Stuff

We Watched Glasgow's Iconic Red Road Tower Blocks Get Demolished

The towers were visible for miles around and had become a symbol of the successes and failure's of the city's housing schemes.
Liam Turbett
10.12.15
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