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Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo: From Glory To Carnival

When we talk about “military,” what exactly are we thinking? Or rather, what do we imagine for this word? From my perspective as a visitor who grew up in an authoritarian country, before I travelled to Edinburgh, I thought the “military tattoo” was just a synonym for “military parade.” The latter often uses strict formations, precise marching, and almost mechanical uniformity to demonstrate collective power. However, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (hereafter referred to as REMT) showed me how they are totally different in an incredible way. 

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Glasgow, Scotland: Spirits And Majesty

When the plane first broke below the cloud line, I was astonished by Scotland’s beauty. It was an emerald green puzzle of lush landscape in a thousand irregular squares. At the heart of Scotland’s surreal landscape were rolling green hills. Sheep, ponies, and small villages dotted the view like patches of wildflowers. I landed in Glasgow on a misty Wednesday morning. The entire town has a fascinating mix of old stone infrastructure and modern new conveniences.

Invisible Struggles: The impact of COVID-19 on Migrant and Refugee Communities

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Nov 27, 2023 / 0 comments
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unique challenges worldwide, affecting every aspect of society. One particularly vulnerable group facing many challenges were migrants and refugees as they began the complex experience of integrating into their new communities during unprecedented times. 
 
Invisible Struggles: The impact of COVID-19 on Migrant and Refugee Communities
 

She Belongs: The Integration of Female Migrants and Refugees

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Nov 13, 2023 / 0 comments

Migrant and refugee women across the globe face a number of challenges, often intensified by their gender, including workplace discrimination, domestic violence, and a lack of language proficiency. These are just some of the many obstacles these women face throughout their journey of integrating.

It is imperative to recognise that that what women migrants and refugees are faced with are often a result of systemic and societal factors in their host country. 

Forth Valley Welcome: Promoting Inclusivity and Community Spirit for New Scots

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Nov 04, 2023 / 0 comments

The promotion of inclusivity and building a strong community is extremely important in our incredibly interconnected and diverse world. Imagine you have just arrived in your new country, Scotland, after looking for safety by fleeing your home country.

You are unsure where to start with language, employment, education, groceries, housing, and cultural integration. 

Insider Overview: Ukrainian migrant integration in Scotland

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Oct 17, 2023 / 0 comments
In a world marked by uncertainty and discord, families across the UK are welcoming Ukrainian families into their homes, serving as a shining example of compassion and solidarity
 
Insider Overview: Ukrainian migrant integration in Scotland
 

Policing Bodies is a Human Rights Violation: An interview with MSP Gillian Mackay

by Emma Fitzsimmons /
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Oct 28, 2022 / 0 comments

“Health care isn’t controversial, it’s a Human Right”
~ MSP Gillian Mackay

Policing Bodies is a Human Rights Violation: An interview with MSP Gillian Mackay

Music for Solace, Inspiration, and Hope

by Kerry Dexter /
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Mar 15, 2021 / 0 comments

In ever-shifting landscapes of world politics, day to day life, and all in between, music can be a way to seek solace, to seek inspiration, to seek hope.

Music for Solace, Inspiration, and Hope

The Complete Guide to Vanlife Scotland: Costs, Routes, & Everything Else You Need to Know!

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Feb 03, 2021 / 0 comments

Toward the end of 2020, my boyfriend and I had the most wonderful time driving across almost all of Scotland. For 2 months, we explored the stunning coastlines and rugged mountain peaks. We spent all but a few nights wild camping, enjoying the calm and scenic countryside Scotland has to offer.

NC500 roads. From The Complete Guide to Vanlife Scotland: Costs, Routes, & Everything Else You Need to Know!
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Artist Spotlight: Melanie Whitson, Melart Scotland

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Jan 28, 2021 / 0 comments

The internet is an incredible place. I first saw Melanie Whitson's art on facebook, in a Scotland group. Her clean, beautiful drawings truly capture the essence of place. My favorites? While they are all so evocative, her Leanach Cottage at Culloden has grasped my heart. I feel the wind blowing across the battlefield, smell the smoke and humanity, and remember moments of history, both large and small. 

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