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Yuck ‘n Yum is “a labour of love and bloodymindedness”. It’s also a quarterly arts publication based in Scotland, and we’ve just received our crisp new copy of the Spring 2012 issue. The collective are keen to engage with art outside of a formal setting, and their zine is a generous abundance of prose, photography, drawings and interviews. This time, there’s also a particularly illuminating essay about an unwelcome development in Scotland’s cultural scene: the recent “tax on creativity”. New legislation introduced at the start of April ruled that all free public events now need to have a full license, with the result that pop-up exhibitions and the like will find themselves beset by costly bureaucratic measures. While this is a real kick in the teeth to artists, writer Gayle urges everyone to keep doing what they’re doing and to resist the efforts of councils to strangle creativity. Hopefully, zines such as Yuck ‘n Yum will keep this kind of momentum going.