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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 […]

What's On February 9, 2016

Whisky Pancake Recipe

  Enjoy the perfect mix of citrus and Old Pulteney Single Malt Whisky in this Shrove Tuesday recipe Makes six pancakes   Pancake Mix Ingredients 55 g plain flour 138 […]

Culture February 8, 2016

Q-Aye – Valentine Edition Part 2

Romantic (and some not so romantic) Scottish Facts for St Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day used to be an excuse for youngsters to go round begging for sweets, money or fruit, […]

Culture February 2, 2016

Books, Books and More Books

The worth of one former Bishop of Dunblane’s gift to the nation is impossible to determine… The legacy of £100 was left by Robert Leighton, Bishop of Dunblane from 1661-1670, on […]

Culture January 26, 2016

Adding Colour To Monochrome

Lost Edinburgh has been taking Facebook by storm with its snapshots of the city in years gone by The page has over 120,000 fans who regularly engage with the black-and-white images, and […]

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