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Mountaineering clothing and equipment

Mountaineering clothing and equipment

Mountaineering is a step up in seriousness from hill walking, and it’s important that your clothing and equipment keep pace with that change. In addition to the clothing and equipment you will have for summer conditions, it is recommended that you wear or carry the following items to deal safely with Scotland’s mountains in winter. Additional winter kit list Warm/windproof trousers or therma... »

Top free things to do this summer in Edinburgh

Top free things to do this summer in Edinburgh

The start of summer can be really exciting in Scotland, especially as it means the stressful exam season is finally over. Summer often comes with one condition, though – a very real lack of funds. It can seem like doing anything fun is depressingly out of reach, but that needn’t be the case. Here are a bunch of cheap ways to have fun this summer without dipping into your bank account. Go to the Me... »

Hacking Meetup: How to make your Meetup group fascinating to new members?

Hacking Meetup: How to make your Meetup group fascinating to new members?

No one ever said building stuff was easy (except maybe this guy). It takes passion, dedication, and commitment, but here’s the good news: you’ve already got all that (you’re here, aren’t you?). The only thing you need to do now surrounds yourself with more people like you. For every interest that exists, whether it’s fun, adventurous, quiet, inspiring, nerdy, beautiful, sad, serious or just plain ... »

Beltane Festival 2018 at the Calton Hill

On the evening of April 30th, mysterious creatures can be seen emerging from the darkness and dancing about Calton Hill. Painted bodies cavort to a chorus of beating drums, and breath-taking fire displays memorise astonished spectators. Where has it come from? An ancient Iron Age Celtic ritual and one of four Gaelic seasonal festivals, Beltane celebrates the end of winter and the birth of summer. ... »

Freshers Week 2018 parties and events in Edinburgh

Freshers Week 2018 parties and events in Edinburgh

It’s your first week at University, your dear old parents have dropped you off and you’re giddy about your first week galavanting about Edinburgh City, but you need to know where to spend that week of partying. From superclubs to quirky pubs, the city has a whole host of great Freshers Week events and student nights in Edinburgh that will give you all the more reason to stick around fo... »

Freshers’ Week Survival Guide 2018

Starting university this autumn? Our tips and advice will help get you through Freshers’ Week, whether you’re excited, nervous, or both! Don’t forget to also check out these handy student apps to make your new life as a student a little easier. Moving in and meeting new people It’s likely you’ll be pretty busy during your first week, so get there a few days early so you have time... »

Freshers’ Week Guide 2018

Freshers’ Week Guide 2018

You’ve probably heard all the rumours about Freshers Week being one whole week of drinking, debauchery and staying up way past your bedtime…well that is mostly true. Fresher’s week is a chance to bond with a new friend and to get introduced to the best student nights in Edinburgh, and there are a plethora to get started with. You’ll be frequenting these Edinburgh student cl... »