Tag: Scotland News

  • THEATRE REVIEW | Titanic, The Musical, King’s Theatre Glasgow

    THEATRE REVIEW | Titanic, The Musical, King’s Theatre Glasgow

    What comes out of the production is an underlying theme of love between the characters, from the newlyweds to the eloping couple to the elderly husband and wife, and it is this which packs the emotional punch and brings the human cost of the tragedy sharply into focus.

  • Gay Police Association changes its name to Scottish LGBTI Police Association

    The Scottish LGBT+ policing group has changed its name. The GPA (Gay Police Association) has changed its name to a more inclusive Scottish LGBTI Police Association. The changes include changing the official Facebook URL and name. Along with the name change, the old GPA logo will disappear and will be replaced with a new logo. The change […]

  • Boyfriends killed in hotel fire in Scotland

    Two men were killed when a fire ripped through the Cameron House Hotel. Couple Simon Midgley, 38 and Richard Dyson, 32 are reported to have died on Monday when a fire broke out in the Cameron House Hotel on Loch Lomond. Police have yet to announce the names of the victims, however, the BBC is reporting that […]

  • Read First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s full speech on pardoning men convicted for gay sexual activity

    Here’s the full speech that was given by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, setting out Scotland’s apology to gay men convicted of sexual activity which is now legal. Presiding officer, I am grateful for this opportunity to address the chamber. Today marks an important milestone in achieving true equality for Scotland’s LGBTI community. This morning, the […]

  • Gay Scottish Men Who Had ‘Illegal’ Sex Pardoned

    Due to licensing this article must be read on our website Scotland is on the verge of pardoning thousands of gay men once convicted for having sex. Under Scottish law, consensual homosexual acts between men were considered a crime until 1981. A new bill would pardon everyone who was prosecuted under those laws, living and […]

  • Anglican Church penalises Scottish arm over gay marriage

    The Anglican Church on Tuesday disciplined its Scottish branch for deciding to allow same-sex couples to get married in its churches. The Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) voted in June to change its law on marriage, removing the reference to it being between a man and a woman. As a result the first gay wedding in […]

  • History is made as two men wed in a UK Church

    A gay couple in Scotland has made UK history after getting married in a Church. Peter Matthews and Alistair Dinnie have made history after becoming the first same-sex wedding to take place in a church wedding. The marriage was permitted because rules around gay marriages in churches were relaxed earlier this year – but only […]

  • THEATRE REVIEW | The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, King’s Theatre Glasgow

    ★★★ | The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, King’s Theatre Glasgow Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old boy, discovers that his neighbour’s dog, Wellington, has been killed by someone (the poor dog having been stabbed with a garden fork), and sets off to find out who the culprit is. But Christopher has Asperger’s syndrome, which […]

  • Man left with serious facial injuries after homophobic assault

    A young man has been left with “serious” facial injuries after a homophobic hate crime in the Scottish city of Glasgow. A 22-year-old man in Glasgow was attacked whilst walking with a friend on Kersland Street near to Great Western Road in the early morning on Wednesday. His friend was allegedly subjected to homophobic abuse by […]

  • Aberdeenshire man gets unpaid work punishment after homophobic police fight

    A man has been punished with 50 hours of unpaid work after a fight with police. Gavin Knights, 20, was sentenced at the Aberdeen Sheriff Court to 50 unpaid work after admitting to threatening behaviour towards police on the 13th June. His defence, David Sutherland, said that alcohol had induced “fairly shocking behaviour.” During the incident, […]

  • Theresa May reassures no erosion of gay rights in return for DUP support

    Theresa May has assured Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson, that there will be no erosion of LGBT+ rights in return for DUP support. Ruth Davidson, who is planning to marry her partner Jen Wilson, spoke to the Prime Minister about the issue of LGBT+ rights and told the BBC’s Reporting Scotland programme, “I was fairly straightforward with […]