Tag Archive | Scotland

Scotland: Comedians could fall foul of hate crimes proposal, lawyers warn

Scotland: Comedians could fall foul of hate crimes proposal, lawyers warn

Comedians at the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe could end up in court, if they make jokes about LGBT+ people that fall foul of a proposed hate crimes law in Scotland, lawyers have warned. Under the new law being considered by the Scottish parliament, existing hate crime legislation that covers race would be extended to LGBT+ […]

Hard to Be Soft: A Belfast Prayer for Edinburgh Int Festival 2019

Hard to Be Soft: A Belfast Prayer for Edinburgh Int Festival 2019

Hard to Be Soft: A Belfast Prayer announced for 2019 Edinburgh International Festival The Edinburgh International Festival has announced its 2019 festival programme, which promises to bring the best of theatre, music, and dance from across the world to Scotland’s capital. The global celebration of culture will include performances of ‘Hard to Be Soft: A Belfast […]

Artist Charlotte Prodger wins Britain’s Turner Prize with phone video about coming out

Artist Charlotte Prodger wins Britain’s Turner Prize with phone video about coming out

(Reuters) – Glasgow-based artist, Charlotte Prodger, won the 2018 Turner Prize on Tuesday, Britain’s prestigious contemporary art award, with an autobiographical film shot on a mobile phone. For the first time, all four works shortlisted for the annual prize were films, organisers said, tackling “some of today’s most important issues, from queer identity, human-rights abuses […]

Scotland: Schools to teach LGBT+ issues in ‘world first’

Scotland: Schools to teach LGBT+ issues in ‘world first’

Scotland is making it mandatory for government schools to teach LGBT+ issues in a move aimed at tackling homophobia and discrimination that it says is a global first. The government said schools would be required to adopt an “LGBT+ inclusive” curriculum, including tackling homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and promoting awareness of the history of LGBT+ […]

Video: ‘Skerryvore’ – Take My Hand

Video: ‘Skerryvore’ – Take My Hand

This morning, in our EILE music slot, we feature the energetic and upbeat Folk Rock/Trad/Funk Scottish band, Skerryvore. Founded in 2005, this is a multi-award-winning Scottish band, whose fantastic trad-rock fusion can be heard in their latest single, Take My Hand. This great track is from their upcoming album, EVO, which is due for release on Monday June 11th! […]

Listen: ONR – Five Years Time

Listen: ONR – Five Years Time

EILE’s Monday morning music slot brings you Scottish-based, indie singer/songwriter, ONR, and his energetic, politically-charged track, 5 Years Time, a track with strong synth beats and soaring vocals, detailing the frustration currently in the air, against a backdrop of dark politics. The vocals first blend in with the instrumental, and later dominate it. “Lyrically, this is […]

Less Than Half of Scottish LGB Employees Comfortable Being Out in Work

Less Than Half of Scottish LGB Employees Comfortable Being Out in Work

Stonewall, Britain’s leading LGBT equality charity, held its Workplace Conference recently at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Over 200 delegates attended the conference, which brings together senior leaders, HR and diversity professionals, LGBT staff and allies from a huge cross-sector of organisations to share the latest innovative thinking, and was the biggest Stonewall has held […]

Watch: First Same-Sex Weddings in Scotland

Two couples have tied the knot on the stroke of midnight in Scotland’s first same-sex weddings. Joe Schofield and Malcolm Brown, both 42, and Susan Douglas-Scott, 54, and Gerrie Douglas-Scott, 59, are the first of 17 couples to marry on Hogmanay. MSPs passed the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill in February, making Scotland the […]

Review & Trailer: What We Did On Our Holiday

Review & Trailer: What We Did On Our Holiday

Scott De Buitléir takes a look at the British comedic drama, What We Did On Our Holiday, starring Billy Connolly and David Tennant Directors: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin Cast: Billy Connolly, David Tennant, Rosamund Pike, Emilia Jones, Ben Miller Doug (Tennant) and his estranged wife, Abi (Pike) are almost ready to take a trip from […]

Scotland: Openly Gay SNP Councillor in Homophobic Verbal Abuse

Scotland: Openly Gay SNP Councillor in Homophobic Verbal Abuse

An openly-gay SNP councillor was verbally abused outside his offices in Glasgow city centre on Friday evening, as a group of Unionists paraded through the city. Austin Sheridan, an openly-gay SNP Councillor for Baillieston at Glasgow City Council, was called a “poofter” by a Unionist celebrant of the Scottish referendum result, as a number of […]