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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 […]

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 […]

Heritage March 10, 2016

The Glasgow Green Story

Glasgow Museums have opened the first new permanent gallery space in ten years at the People’s Palace – On The Green, which tells the story of Glasgow Green. Located within […]

Culture March 7, 2016

What’s In A Name? | Part 1

Inspired by the Our Gaelic Landscape workshop at the Fort William Mountain Festival this year, this series explores the history behind some of Scotland’s more unusual place names The names in this […]

Culture March 2, 2016

Wildcat Versus Lynx

Save one from extinction or reintroduce the other? Jim Crumley asks which is easier   Finally, I saw something lying at the foot of a tree, inert as gravestones, but […]

Culture March 1, 2016

New Contemporaries

Providing a platform for emerging artists The Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries 2016 exhibition, which runs from March 5-30 and is supported by Walter Scott and Partners Limited, will showcase the […]

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