Thursday 29 September 2022


Glasgow is the odds-on favourite to stage the Eurovision Song Contest next year after the final shortlist of potential host cities was whittled down to two this week.

The 67th edition will be held in the United Kingdom after the European Broadcasting Union confirmed 2022 winners Ukraine would not be able to host the event on safety grounds.

The search for a host city had already been trimmed to seven after this year’s runners-up were given the nod to step in and Glasgow has now been backed down to 4/9 from 2/1 with BoyleSports to stage the event, with Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield all out of contention.

Liverpool was a 10/1 shot when betting opened and remains the underdog despite shortening into 13/8 and receiving the backing of Labour leader Keir Starmer when he hosted the party’s conference in the city this week.

Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “Glasgow has been the favourite to host Eurovision from the minute we knew it was heading to the UK, so it’s no surprise to see it backed into odds-on now it’s in the final two. Liverpool has been gambled at prices as big as 10/1, so we’re hoping the betting is on the money because that would be a bad result for us now.”

Thursday 22 September 2022


ROGUE ONE, the artist behind many of Scotland’s most iconic and photographed public street artworks admitted he’s hidden himself inside many of his famous murals around the city. 

As the first very special guest of CONVERSATIONS AT THE CHIP; a new series of events by Ubiquitous Chip inviting the country’s leading creative figures to share their images, ideas and inspirations, he entertained the audience with tales from the start of his tagging life to where he is right now. 

 The artists whose real name is Bobby McNamara is normally pretty elusive so it was a joy to see him come out of the shadows for the the first CONVERSATIONS AT THE CHIP event at the much-loved Ashton Lane institution. 

Speaking with The Glasgowist’s Paul Trainer, Bobby was right at home as he spoke of his favourite artworks and the perils of working atop a cherry picker. 

 Known for his incredible works across Scotland, including in Glasgow The World's Most Economical Taxi in Mitchell Lane and Crazy Cat Lady on Sauchiehall Street, as well as the staggeringly beautiful montage wrapping The Clutha of figures such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Billy Connolly, John Byrne, Paolo Nutini and Sharleen Spiteri, ROGUE ONE also said he has turned down many a request - but asks for permission before he creates any artwork these days. 

His clients now include VisitScotland, Glasgow City Council, housing associations and residential landlords, educational establishments, and numerous private customers.

The event which cost £40 per person included a drinks reception with special X by Glenmorangie cocktails on losing an old fashioned and delicious peach option as well as  three course supper curated by The Brasserie Head Chef, Maccy. 

Guests enjoyed dishes like haggis, salmon and a lemon posset to finish.The Ubiquitous Chip plans several more events over coming months.

Wednesday 21 September 2022


Pic- Instagram -Emeli Sande 

EMELI Sandé has revealed that she’s engaged to her girlfriend, classical pianist Yoana Karemova and the wishes the happy couple big congratulations.
The Scots Read All About It singer took to Instagram on Wednesday 21st September 2022 to share a photograph of her smiling as she showcased her beautiful engagement ring. 
She captioned the heartwarming snap: “I said Yes!” followed by two heart emojis.
Engagement ring specialists at UK retailer Steven Stone couldn't wait to take a close look at the eye-catching ring.
They noticed that it features a 3 carat ruby red stone - the stone of love
It’s an 11 stone cluster ring - and the ruby is surrounded by 3mm round diamonds 
The ruby is also set on a yellow gold band
The ring is made from a vintage design that came into fashion in the Edwardian period
And their experts estimate it to be worth £70,000.
 Maxwell Stone commented: “Emeli’s engagement ring is stunning. Featuring what looks to be a 3 carat ruby red stone, set on a yellow gold band, it's certainly eye catching. Ruby is an incredibly romantic choice of gemstone – not only has it long been associated with energy, passion and power for life, but it’s the stone of love.
 The ruby is surrounded by eleven 3mm round diamonds, making it a cluster ring - an elegant design that first came into fashion in the Edwardian period. From a distance, cluster rings can appear to be one large diamond as they glint and shine in the light.
 I’d estimate Emeli's engagement ring to be worth £70,000.”

Saturday 17 September 2022


LEWIS Capaldi has returned after three years away from us all - and he’s topped the charts again. 

The Scottish superstar, who gives Beyoncé a run for her money, has returned in style as his new single ‘Forget Me’ rockets straight to the top of the UK singles chart, making it his third UK number 1 single.

Lewis becomes just the third artist this year to have a single go straight in at Number 1 in its first week, alongside Harry Styles (‘As It Was’) and Dave (‘Starlight’), and also marks ‘Forget Me’ as just the eighth number one UK single of 2022.

From announcing the single via a TikTok live stream during the closing night of his two sold-out London’s O2 Arena shows, ‘Forget Me’ arrived with high anticipation from the start, smashing ten million streams in just a few days, surpassing his own week 1 streaming record on hits ‘Someone You Loved & ‘Before You Go’.

Fans across the world have connected with the new track in their droves, confirming that the insatiable appetite for Capaldi burns as bright as ever.

Then came a true spectacle of a music video that saw Lewis re-enact Wham’s 1983 hit ‘Club Tropicana’ shot-for-shot which, in not even a week of existence, has already gone viral and racked up over four million views.

This is just the start of the next chapter in Lewis Capaldi’s career, picking up exactly where he left off and now equalling Adele in accomplishing a hat-trick of UK Number 1 singles. With his welcome, entertaining return to social media and more exciting news on the way, it's a joy to have the quick-witted hitmaker back as he sits on the cusp of becoming one of the biggest stars on the planet.

Wednesday 14 September 2022


YOTEL Glasgow is helping to keep you relaxed and limber up for the autumn with free yoga and journalling classes in the sky. 

Partnering with yoga guru Jess Mackenzie, the hotel is hosting the YO-ga sessions at its rooftop venue VEGA with panoramic, sunrise views of Glasgow. 

As the seasons change, guests will be encouraged to take time for themselves and reset for autumn with a series of free classes. The tranquil one-hour sessions are suitable for all abilities and will run every Tuesday at  7.30am between Tuesday 20th September until Tuesday 11th October - reserve your free ticket here. 

Taking place at YOTEL Glasgow’s rooftop venue VEGA, guests will be greeted with a floor-to-ceiling panoramic window view across Glasgow as the sun rises in the city.  Yoga teacher Jess will lead the class in the sunrise stretching sessions, before rounding off with a mini journalling lesson, aiming to show guests the best way to implement mindfulness and gratitude into their daily routine. 

The perfect way to reset, refocus and re-energise for the final few months of 2022, YOTEL Glasgow’s rooftop yoga classes are open to all, with 18 free spots available every week, each focusing on a new wellbeing theme. 

7.30am Tuesday 20th September - Yoga and Journalling - Let Go to Grow 

7.30am Tuesday 27th September - Yoga and Journalling - The Key to Happiness 

7.30am Tuesday 4th October - Yoga and Journalling - Embrace Change 

7.30am Tuesday 11th October - Yoga and Journalling - Self Reflection

Offering a different experience in one of the city’s coolest spaces, Jess Mackenzie is set to provide a wake up call like no other at the hotel’s weekly classes. Whether brand new to yoga or an expert in cobra poses, Jess will guide guests through one hour of creative movement and self-love. Her teaching follows a powerful and fluid vinyasa practice with a deep-rooted holistic approach and having previously taught some of the UK’s top athletes including Olympians for Team GB, Jess will bring her calming and thoughtful yoga practice to YOTEL Glasgow this autumn.

Jess Mackenzie said, “I can’t wait to begin our series of sunrise yoga and journalling sessions at VEGA this autumn. These wholesome, beginner-friendly yoga classes will help you prioritise your own health and happiness through movement, mindfulness and special gratitude journalling prompts."

“I've found that creating new rituals is a great way to look after our energy levels, especially as we start to ease into autumn and prepare for the fast approaching busy festive season! My classes are all about self-love, positivity and personal-growth. Growth happens when we try something new, so if you've never tried yoga or journalling, this is the perfect opportunity to put yourself first! Go ahead, book in! I'll be there to ensure you leave feeling uplifted and ready for a day full of possibility.”

Yoga mats and journalling stationery will be provided, plus VEGA also serves breakfast until 10am on weekdays for YOTEL Glasgow guests.

For anyone looking to start their workday at VEGA following the sunrise yoga class, the venue’s brand new co-working package offers unlimited tea and coffee. Open to anyone who arrives before 11am for just £10, the deal includes a morning pastry, unlimited tea and coffee and access to VEGA’s bright co-working space with super-fast free WiFi, charging points and great coffee. Book now at

For more information or to make a booking at VEGA, visit or email 


For more information or to make a booking at YOTEL Glasgow, visit 


Tuesday 6 September 2022


CALLUM Beattie is celebrating the release of his album Vandals with two intimate full-band performances in a Scots hotel. 


The RED Sky Bar, perched on top of Radisson RED Glasgow and with the most unique view in the country, will provide the perfect setting for these very special shows on Tuesday, November 1.


Callum – who is normally found on the main stage at TRNSMT, supporting the likes of Amy MacDonald at the Hydro or on tour or at Montreux Jazz Festival – will perform to just 150 lucky fans at each show.


Callum said: “I love the venue – it’s really something special – and we have had some great times at Radisson RED.


“So when we wanted to put on something really cool for fans, it was the first place we thought of – and luckily they jumped at the idea.


“The whole idea was to keep it small, intimate, so the RED Sky Bar is perfect – and we are doing two performances so 300 fans will get to be part of it overall.


“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the album release – hanging out with fans, playing old favourites and new stuff from the album and just having a party in this beautiful room overlooking Glasgow.”


Radisson RED has been building an impressive pedigree of big names playing there, from Tom Walker to Arielle Free, George Bowie and Baby Strange as well as massive club nights with international DJs


Curator Graham Chalmers said: “We are thrilled Callum is marking his album release with these very intimate shows in our RED Sky Bar.


“He’s dropped by for an impromptu song or two a few times in the past but we are really pleased he wants to celebrate such a huge occasion with us.


“It will be an incredible evening, seeing him not on a massive stage miles away, but just a few feet from the audience. 


“Callum is one of the most exciting talents to come out of Scotland in years and he will be headlining arenas soon, so this is not to be missed.”


The performances will be at 7.30pm and 9.30pm, with each lasting around an hour. Tickets are on sale now priced £30 for each show. 


Tickets are available now from these links, one for each show – so follow the link to the one you’d like to attend - 


7.30 show -


9.30 show -


Strictly over 18’s only.