Scotland Women’s Football: A Dream Come True

You are reading the 500th article published by The Oystercatcher. Thanks for supporting us. For the first time in the history of Scottish Women’s football, the Scotland Women’s National team […]

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Scottish Government Unveils Plans To Tackle Mental Health

Over the course of the last month, it has become clear that mental health and suicide prevention have been high on the Scottish Government’s agenda. What steps are being taken […]

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9 Events You Possibly Missed This Summer in the UK and Scotland

Whilst we’ve been off enjoying our Summer Holidays, we may have missed many of the exciting events taking place on our doorstep. Its time to brush off the cobwebs and […]

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Police Scotland Implement New Campaign: “Be Greater Than a Hater”

On Friday 16th March, Police Scotland launched a new social media campaign and will be working with schools to target younger people with the aim of increasing awareness of hate […]

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Scott Brown Retires… Again!

Adam Muirhead Scott Brown announced on the 26th of February that he has retired from the Scottish national team for a second time. The 32 year old midfielder had initially […]

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Original Irn-Bru No More

Erin Seils| Science and Technology Editor If you haven’t heard already, A.G Barr are changing their Irn-Bru recipe and Scotland is outraged! The sugar content is being reduced by approximately […]

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Somalian Refugee to Buckingham Palace

By Ava Barrett A young refugee from Somalia has settled in Scotland but is heading for Buckingham Palace. Djamila Eden came to this country two years ago with her mother […]

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Scottish Man Arrested in Dubai for Accidentally Touching a Man’s Hip is Released

Eleanor Service | School and Local Editor Scottish tourist Jamie Harron, from Stirling, was on holiday in Dubai when he accidentally touched a man’s hip in a crowded bar and […]

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From a Caledonian to Catalonia – Who’s Got the Power?

Faith Sindick | Reporter Jack Mitchell-Divers | Editor-In-Chief On Tuesday evening the President of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont signed a document that declared Catalonia’s independence from Spain but then said it […]

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Scots For Catalonia

Rio Jordan | Reporter As you may know, over the few weeks, the region of Catalonia in Spain has made attempts to become an independent nation, but the Spanish government […]

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Scotland Faces Bitter End To World Cup Qualifiers Campaign

Another Qualifying Campaign over. The dream is over for Scotland fans. The Tartan Army won’t be cheering on the boys in Russia. The game against Slovenia was an average performance […]

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St Andrew’s Day

St Andrew’s Day is celebrated each year on 30th November, in honour of St Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland. What you may not know is that he is also […]

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The Return of Still Game

The much awaited comedy programme has finally returned to our televisions after nearly a decade with our favourite duo act, Jack and Victor. Still Game began in 1997 as just […]

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Scottish Elections

Eleanor Service | The results of the 2016 elections have been released across Scotland, with the SNP gaining a massive lead: SNP: 63 seats – down by 6 Conservatives:  31 […]

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Mental Health in Scotland

Eleanor Service | In Scotland today, mental illness is one of the foremost health challenges faced. It is estimated that more than one in three people are affected by a […]

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Burns’ Day Breakfast

Katie Hunter |  On Wednesday 27th January, the English department held a Burns’ Day Breakfast which proved a success. The event was a celebration of the work and life of […]

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