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Events May 31, 2016

Luxury Coffee Cake

You can’t beat homemade coffee cake – and the East Neuk Cooks know exactly how to give yours that little something extra Ingredients 6oz / 170g Baking Margarine 6oz / 170g Caster […]

Events May 31, 2016

Anster Cheese Scones

The first of our Crail Food Festival recipes comes from Jane Stewart of the St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company for delicious cheese scones… Ingredients 1 lb self raising flour 1 […]

Culture May 25, 2016

The Awfey Huge Variety Show

On Wednesday, 22 June, actor/comedian, panto legend and now River City star Andy Gray will host a fabulous show featuring a cast of exceptionally talented children from all over Edinburgh […]

Culture April 25, 2016

What’s In A Name? | Part 3

The third part in our series as we continue to explore the history and myths behind some of Scotland’s place names…   The Reach of the Campbells There are two Campbel(l)towns […]

Culture April 13, 2016

A… Chaos of Swans?

When startled by a microlight or helicopter, geese and whooper swans have an unusual and dramatically different response… Sometimes the hardest part is getting into the passenger seat from the […]

Culture April 5, 2016

Saltire Society’s 80th Anniversary!

A £50,000 ‘Inspiring Scotland’ funding programme for emerging Scottish talent and Scotland’s first ever online literary festival are just two of the eye-catching initiatives revealed as part of a busy […]

Culture April 4, 2016

What’s In A Name? | Part 2

The second part in our series as we continue to explore the history and myths behind some of Scotland’s more unusual place names…   Viking Connections The name Dingwall comes […]

Culture March 30, 2016

Herons – Dressing Down

No prizes for herons in fashion or architecture…   Herons, I once wrote, are flamingos dressed by Presbyterians. I like the image so much, here it is again. The writer’s conceit, revisiting […]

Culture March 30, 2016

Further Funding For Hinterland

Following the success of NVA’s Hinterland, the large scale light and music night-time event held at the St Peter’s Seminary near Helensburgh from March 18-27, final funding has now been […]


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