The Carbon Footprint Paradox

Growing up in Scotland during the noughties, climate change and environmental awareness were a part of the curriculum at both primary and secondary school. I would say that it is safe to assume that including such topics in school has an overall positive affect on the way that children think about the world that surroundsContinue reading “The Carbon Footprint Paradox”

Book Club- The Disconnect

It’s been too long since the last book club entry here on inertia, although I have been taking some time away from writing after experiencing severe burnout after finishing the second semester of my Masters. Now feeling recharged and armed with plenty of notes on a few books that I’ve managed to get through inContinue reading “Book Club- The Disconnect”

Movie Mondays – Sound of Metal

I am not joking here when I say this is one of the best movies to be released in the past ten years. Since watching it a couple of weeks ago I still find myself thinking about it nearly every day. The film follows an aspiring metal drummer in America who suddenly starts to lose hisContinue reading “Movie Mondays – Sound of Metal”

Pollokshields: Community in Action

The standout Scottish story to come from the previous few days’ newscycle was the amazing display of community from the Southside of Glasgow. Images of an immigration van boxed in by peaceful members of the community have stuck in my head and restored some faith in the power of people. At a time when itContinue reading “Pollokshields: Community in Action”

Movie Mondays – Possessor

For this instalment of Movie Mondays, I’ll be looking at a film from 2020 that I watched for the first time the other night. After initial apprehension at the horror category assigned to the movie I decided that the plot sounded good and that it wouldn’t be the standard Hollyood jump-scare bonanza that is oftenContinue reading “Movie Mondays – Possessor”

Aberdeen’s Retail Crisis

With the latest of the shop closures in Aberdeen hitting John Lewis, 265 jobs will be lost. In the wider picture of years of decline in the city centre and the huge impact on businesses from COVID, it is starkly clear that something needs to be done immediately. Representatives from the likes of Aberdeen CityContinue reading “Aberdeen’s Retail Crisis”

Stuck in the House: Ewan

Hello there and welcome to a new feature, Stuck in the House, where we share personal insights and tales from our contributors about their time during lockdown and their reflections about the past year and concerns for the future. We want to create a safe space where young people can discuss life under lockdown and engageContinue reading “Stuck in the House: Ewan”

Movie Mondays – Eastern Promises

This week I’ll be taking at the 2007 neo-noir set in a seedy and dark London, Eastern Promises. It was a couple of years ago that I first watched this crime drama and it really stuck with me, having recently rewatched it I can confirm that it was even better than I remembered, and IContinue reading “Movie Mondays – Eastern Promises”

inertia fm: february

As the weather starts to brighten up and the shoots of spring are beginning to show we’re bringing a mix of tunes perfect for a mildly sunny day (maybe best to still layer up though). New government announcements mean a route back to live music is now on the cards, but in the meantime weContinue reading “inertia fm: february”