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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 […]

Community February 26, 2016

Scots Pronunciation Guide

We’ve teamed up with online reference site, Forvo, to bring you a new pronunciation guide available throughout our website Scotland is full of weird and wonderful place names that can […]

Culture February 25, 2016

Book of the Month!

Scotland: A History From Earliest Times by Alistair Moffat is top of our March Scottish Bookshelf Scotland’s history has been documented countless times. Indeed, a certain online bookseller can offer […]

People February 15, 2016

Cooking the Perfect Steak

Our March issue features world-renown venison chef, Nichola Fletcher, who shares a great steak recipe with us The recipe, taken from her new book, The Venison Bible, not only provides a […]

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