Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Practical tips to ensure you are ready for winter

As the weather starts to get colder it is important to get prepared now rather than waiting until extreme weather affects us.

Lifestyle
Mind the pie gap

Supermarket solves ‘mince pie gap problem’

Supermarket chefs have solved a culinary conundrum which has baffled Christmas cooks for generations … how to remove the ‘air gap’ from a mince pie.

Lifestyle
New drink safe campaign launched in Glasgow

New drink safe campaign launched in Glasgow

Specially trained staff will be employed in Glasgow nightspots to help vulnerable drinkers who may have had one too many.

Lifestyle
Revealed: The top baby names of 2016

Revealed: The top baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

Lifestyle
Scots are celebrating St Andrew's Day

Test yourself with our St Andrew’s Day trivia quiz

As Scots across the world celebrate St Andrew’s Day, we’re giving you the chance to show how much you know about your country.

Lifestyle
Shops could be a thing of the past by 2050

Shops could be a thing of the past by 2050

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict.

Lifestyle
Chocolate contains theobromine  - highly toxic to dogs

Thousands of dogs will be poisoned by chocolate this Christmas

Thousands of dogs could be fatally poisoned this Christmas by gobbling down festive chocolate treats left lying around by their owners, new research has shown.

Lifestyle
Cheers! A dram of whisky to toast the festive season

20 best spirits and liqueurs for Christmas

With the nights fair drawing in and the festive season upon us, it’s the season to settle down by the fireside and forget the cold night outside.

Whats on
Dine at height with new venture for 2017 in Glasgow

Have you a head for heights?

Events in the Sky is proud to announce the arrival of Glasgow in the Sky for the very first time in 2017. Following its huge success in London, where the first public event in the UK was launched in 2014, next year will see Events in the Sky visit five UK cities including Glasgow, offering the public a once in a lifetime opportunity to dine in the sky.

Offbeat
Millions of Brits don’t know their home phone number

Millions of Brits don’t know their home phone number

Millions of Brits have no idea what their home telephone number is, according to new research.

Lifestyle
Handout still taken from video issued by the Advertising Standards Authority of a Heinz advert that teaches viewers how to use tin cans to drum out a song which has been banned for encouraging behaviour that risks health and safety.

Heinz rapped over baked beans ad safety

A Heinz baked beans ad which showed children drumming on empty tins has been banned because young viewers could copy it and slice their fingers open on sharp edges.

Lifestyle
Many shoppers are unaware of their Black Friday rights

More than half of shoppers unaware of online consumer rights

With the Black Friday shopping bonanza approaching, a survey has found that the majority of UK shoppers don’t know that their rights differ when we shop in store and online.

Lifestyle
Hitting all the right notes to help cancer charity

Hitting all the right notes to help cancer charity

Two of Glasgow’s singing sensations - The Glasgow Rock Choir and The Glasgow Academy Senior Boys Ensemble, are set to put on a show stopping Christmas Concert in aid of Beatson Cancer Charity.

Lifestyle
Winter safety in the Scottish mountains

Winter safety in the Scottish mountains

Scotland’s mountains are a winter playground for thousands of hill walkers, climbers and mountaineers, with a wide range of experience levels. Examination of the fatal accident statistics for the last year shows it isn’t just novices getting into difficulties.

Lifestyle
Brenda Young, Debra Haldare, Claire Young, Emily Malloy  and customer Andy Bradley outside the Village Cafe

Help make a sick kid’s Christmas a little better

A coffee shop is once again collecting toys for children who will be spending the festive season in hospital - in memory of a tragic mum and her son.

Lifestyle
When do you put your Christmas decorations up? Pic: Shutterstock

When should you put your Christmas decorations up?

We’re not even into December and we’ve already spotted a few houses with their Christmas decorations up.

Lifestyle
The Wallace Monument, Stirlingshire. Pic: Wikimedia Commons.

Quiz: Do you know these 25 Scottish words and phrases?

The Scots language is famous the world over for being rich, varied and difficult for non-natives to understand. Even locals struggle sometimes!

Lifestyle
Thousands of people usually head out to the shops on Boxing Day - but is it really necessary? Pic: Jane Barlow

POLL: Should shops be banned from opening on Boxing Day?

Boxing Day – for many, a day reserved for munching Christmas leftovers, watching festive films and recovering from the high spirits of the day before.

Lifestyle
M&S via YouTube

Battle of the Christmas ads 2016: Which is your favourite?

With less than six weeks to go until Christmas Day, the annual round of festive adverts are now in full swing.

Lifestyle
Alzheimer Scotland's new advert launches its fundraising tartan

Charity tartan is launched with Christmas advert

While John Lewis and M&S battle it out for the title of best Christmas advert, a Scottish dementia charity has a poignant offering of its own.

Health
Load more