small groups when the combined fare is frequently cheaper than separate bus fares.

450 Radio Taxis 332 6666/ 429 6666/88] 6666.

A1 Radio Cabs 943 0022/ 942 1414/3330099.

0 Clydebank and District TOA 941 1101 (10 lines).

For information on all forms of transport contact Travel Centre, St Enoch Square. Open Mon—Sat 7am—12pm. Sun 9am-9pm.

o It you do decide to use public transport, Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive in association with

ScotRail sell ‘Transcard’ tickets which

entitle the holder to unlimited transport on buses, tube and train throughout the city. These can be purchased from the Transcentre in the concourse of St

Enoch underground station and cost £5 for a week or £1810r 4 weeks.


It is fair to say that Glasgow does not have quite the sports facilities that Edinburgh does, but the new, international class indoor sports stadium currently being built inside the Kelvin Hall with help from Glasgow University should go a long way towards rectifying this. For students there are good indoor sports facilities at Glasgow University’s Stevenson Building with pool. (mixed!) sauna etc, and Strathclyde has similar facilities on campus. Outwith the college/university areas there are good sporting facilities ifyou look.

0 Bellahouston Sport Centre Bellahouston Drive, 427 5454. The best known in the city. Adult membership is £5 annually and facilities such as squash, basketball, five-a-side football have to be paid for each time. There is no swimming pool, but there is a creche. Open 9.30am—10.45pm.

o Pollolr Leisure Pool Cowglen Road, 881 3313. The newest pool in the

city, Pollok is afar cry from the old,

f musicipal pools with snauy decor, water chutes, café and bar etc. There '5 is also a sauna and sunbed. Prices are

a very reasonable £1 per session. Mon and Tue 1—10pm; Wed, Thurs 10am—10pm; Sat, Sun 10am—5pm.


As most people will tell you. it is a shame to go through your student career concentrating solely on study. Joining a club or society is a good way to make friends, help other,

; indulge a hobby and, let’s not fool

ourselves, do your career prospects no harm at all. If you want to get involved in some groups outwith the campus, here are a few ofinterest:

0 Scottish CNO 420 Sauchiehall Street, 331 2878.

0 Third World First c/O Graeme MacPherson, 27 Lansdowne Crescent, 334 1059.

o Amnesty lntemational meet around 5pm in the Queen Margaret Union, University Gardens on Tuesdays.

0 Womens Royal Voluntary Service 13 Newton Terrace, 221 6093.

0 Glasgow Councillor Voluntary SONIC” 11 Queen’s Crescent, 332 2444.


‘The thing that‘s wrong with this place is that it has no sense of community.‘ a Glaswegian friend of mine once remarked about Edinburgh. implying that his own fair city suffered from no such problem. He was right up to a point. More accurate. however. would be that Edinburgh is a whole series of communities. all with a sense of themselves but not ofeach other. Try telling residents ofcomfortable Morningside that they are in the same boat as those ofdeprived Muirhouse and the chances are they‘ll laugh in your face.

The same applies to Edinburgh‘s substantial student community. which numbers around 50,000 people spanning over ten separate institutions. This is scattered throughout several of Edinburgh‘s individual communities mainly Marchmont. Bruntsfield, Newington, the New Town and Stockbridgc but is usually aware only of itself. The detached nature of Edinburgh‘s student population undoubtedly stems from the fact that a high proportion is of non-Edinburgh origin (unlike Glasgow) and a smaller, but still high proportion are non-Scottish (again unlike Glasgow). This certainly makes for a cosmopolitan student subculture. but it also breeds the attitude of many students that they live in Edinburgh but are notparr of Edinburgh.

So Edinburgh‘s studean contribute to the city‘s already fragmented nature. And whilst Edinburgh‘s socialist district council have taken positive steps to make Edinburgh a Festival City ofwhich everyone feels a part, the chances of Edinburgh’s students putting a little back into the fine place that offers them so much seem somewhat remote. Sad, but probably true.

That said, what does Edinburgh have to offer its students? It has a city centre of remarkably varied architectural interest, from the engaging clutter of (what's left of) the Old Town to the Georgian grandeur of the New Town’s avenues and crescents which are either coolly beautiful or coldly intimidating, depending on your taste. The arts

, have always found Edinburgh a E welcoming home and whilst the

Festival is an outstanding glut of

cultural activity unrivalled anywhere

; else on the globe, those famous three

; weeks in August should not obscure

the healthy theatrical, cinematic and musical climate that persists throughout the year (See The List every fortnight!) As for the nightlife, well simply read on. Suffice it to say, that for the student, Edinburgh is an invigorating place that should be lived and appreciated to the full. The opportunity may never again present itself.


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