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Culture January 14, 2018

Q-Aye – Burns Edition

As we brush up on our Tam O’Shanter and get those neeps mashed up for Burns Night, here are a few little-known facts about the bard and his influence around […]

Culture December 29, 2017

Bring Back Burns!

Will you be singing Auld Lang Syne at Hogmanay?   A survey by Sainsbury’s has found that only 3% of Brits know all the words to Auld Lang Syne, and […]

Culture December 11, 2017

Jay Is For January

Our nature expert Jim Crumley encounters a jay, or, as the colourful birs is described in Gaelic, a “sgreuchag-choille” – screamer of the woods   One of those half-dark-at-noon January […]

Culture November 28, 2017

Tomatin’s Five Virtues

This limited edition range from Tomatin Distillery has some striking expressions   Tomatin distillers have created five unique expressions inspired by elements that combine in whisky distillation – Wood, Fire, […]

Culture November 3, 2017

The Final Bow

The cast of Scottish Opera’s Opera Highlights take their final bow, and soprano Lucy Hall looks back on the whirlwind tour   Where to begin? We are approaching the end […]

Culture October 19, 2017

An Evolving Opera

The different locations on the Opera Highlights tour changes the experience for both the audience and the cast, writes William Morgan…   From the outset I was looking forward to […]

Culture October 11, 2017

Words from the Composer

Scottish Opera’s Composer in Residence, Samuel Bordoli, explains how the concept for Opera Highlights came about…   As a composer, I do most of my work pre-production, so it’s been a […]

Culture October 3, 2017

A Tourbus With A View

Opera Highlights Music Director Liz Rowe reflects on the first week on the road with Scottish Opera   I can’t believe it’s the end of our first full week of […]

Culture September 26, 2017

Rehearse, Rinse, Repeat

Mezzo-soprano Kate Howden tells us about the journey from the Opera Highlights script to a Musselburgh stage…   It’s been a very busy past three weeks in Glasgow and we are […]

Culture September 21, 2017

Opera Highlights

Scottish Opera’s popular Opera Highlights tour is back – and we’re going behind the scenes!   Members of Scottish Opera are packing up their costumes to travel the length and […]


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