A Decade in Pictures: The Skinny at 10

We take a look through our image archive to pick out some key snaps from the first ten years of The Skinny

Feature | 12 Oct 2015
  • The Skinny Twisted Kids Birthday Party


Issue One: Our debut issue, released in October 2005 and featuring chats with Edwyn Collins' Orange Juice, and Chicago house legend DJ Funk.


Our Glasgow Launch Party in October 2005, which featured live sets from Mother & the Addicts and Uncle John & Whitelock. A good time was had by all.


Our debut Student Guide published in 2007.


The Skinny at 10: A Decade of Defiance

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Music: From Arab Strap to Ubre Blanca, some of our favourite bands of the decade 
Food: Ten years of superfoods, scientific cookery and eating food off slates
Deviance: Original section editor Nine on controversy, internet journalism and editing the section in a pre-Twitter universe…



The launch party for TheSkinny.co.uk in 2008


James Graham of The Twilight Sad brandishes his setlist from the band's Skinny Dip gig at The Bongo Club, Edinburgh in summer 2009. Photo: Pete Dunlop


Over The Wall perform at our 4th birthday bash, the Twisted Kids Birthday Party, at The Arches in Glasgow, October 2009. Photo: Jenny Anderson


Work by Euan Taylor, the winner of The Skinny RSA New Contemporaries Award in 2010 – check out more of Euan's work in our showcase from October 2009. Photo: Ross Fraser Mclean


The cover of our first Unbound supplement, highlighting the late-night events at the 2010 Edinburgh International Book Festival.


The redesigned magazine from Autumn 2010, modelled here by the delightful Truman. Photo: Missy Mcculloch


Arab Strap performing at a one-off gig to mark 20 years of Glasgow institution Nice 'n' Sleazy – we managed to keep it a secret, although we did stick them on the cover of the mag that month.


The results from our first Food and Drink Survey, published in January 2012. Voting in this year's survey is well underway – get involved here.


Issue one of The Skinny Northwest, literally hot off the presses in April 2013. Photo: Amy Minto.


The poster for Dance Is A Language That We Speak, the CCA Exhibition by Romany Dear in March 2013. Design: Maeve Redmond.


Our 100th Issue Party at The Mash House in Edinburgh, January 2014. We'll be back for our 10th birthday party this October – details here. Photo: Ross Fraser McLean


Good Girl by Rory Alexander Stewart, the winning film in our 2014 Short Film Competition. Watch the film here.


Rick Redbeard of The Phantom Band, onstage at our Pleasance Sessions gig in 2014, on a bill which also featured Remember Remember and Birdhead. Watch 'Crocodile' from their Pleasance Session set here. Photo: John Duncan


The 2015 iteration of the Cineskinny, our guide to all the goings-on at the annual Glasgow Film Festival.


Work by Mary Watson and Alice Chandler, part of The Skinny Showcase at Edinburgh Art Festival. Work by Watson, Chandler, Laura Porteous and John Farrell was exhibited at Hill Street Design House during EAF 2015 – check out a full photo gallery of the work here.

Fest Magazine joined The Skinny fold in 2015, with a new design to mark the occasion. Read this year's Fest reviews and features here.


We published three editions of The Skinny Student Handbook for the first time in 2015, covering Edinburgh, Glasgow & Dundee, Leeds, and Manchester & Liverpool, each with illustrations by Raj Dhunna

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