meet the boys of ‘beats’, the euphoric movie resurrecting 90s rave culture

Cristian Ortega and Lorn Macdonald are the young stars of Scottish movie 'Beats', a coming-of-age tale exploring friendship, freedom and illegal raves.
Douglas Greenwood

scotland is going to be the first country to make pads and tampons free for all students

The £5.2 million scheme is a major step in eradicating period poverty, which sees hundreds of thousands of young women struggle to afford basic sanitary products.
Georgie Wright
the sounding off issue

i-d’s music class of 2018: shogun

“I’ve got squinty eyes and a massive head with a big double crown. I’m a white kid that raps, and I’m a bit chubby. But no one ever says anything about that. It’s always fried Mars bars!” -- meet Scotland’s Shogun, next up in i-D’s Class of 2018.
Georgie Wright

raveheart: inside the 90s world of tartan techno

For the second of our Global Street Style documentaries, we went to Scotland to meet the young people ripping up Glasgow's underground clubbing scene. Here, we look back to i-D’s Supernova Issue, and revisit a time when gabba ruled, beats were four-to...
Bethan Cole

inside glasgow's illegal after-hours party scene

In the second of our Global Street Style documentaries, i-D crosses the border into Scotland to meet the young people carving out Glasgow's underground scene. Discontent with the current political climate, they are artfully rebelling, reclaiming the...
i-D Staff

a beginners guide to: glasgow

As we launch a new video looking into Glasgow’s current wave of party makers, musicians and fashion students, look back to the icons and iconoclasts who’ve helped build Scotland’s second city’s incredible reputation as a breeding ground for new talent...
Felix Petty

​how trainspotting schooled a lost generation of scots in the power of patriotism

Choose tartan. Choose shortbread. Choose sectarian football violence. Choose using a film about junkies in Leith to help you love your country. 20 years after the original Trainspotting dropped, we revisit its impact on Scottish youth.
Douglas Greenwood

10 things we learned at the turner prize 2015

On Monday night, Assemble, an eighteen-member architecture collective based in London, won Britain’s most prestigious and divisive art prize…
Laura Hawkins
Think Pieces

from equality laws to the queer zine scene, being gay in scotland is awesome

As a new human rights report finds that Scotland has the best legal protections for LGBT people in Europe, Artificial Womb zine editor Ana Hine looks into the gains made in her lifetime.
Ana Hine