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Recipes September 7, 2015

Hearty Beef and Mushroom Stew

Haggis is well known as the national dish of Scotland, thanks to a certain Robert Burns, but for me it is the stew in the pot which defines the cuisine […]

Culture September 4, 2015

Watching Woodland Carpenters

At last it is September, and I head for the woods. Every season has its moments in the woods, but September is when my least favourite of all the seasons’ variations […]

Culture August 21, 2015

A Swift Encounter

The swifts came late. If you remember April 2012 at all you will remember it with a shudder. North-easterly winds, rain, sleet and snow, and spring hiding its head under […]

Culture August 13, 2015

Mark Beaumont’s 500 mile Cycle

“I knew what I was getting into, but you do start with a certain naivety. It’s only once you’ve done it that you fully realise the scale!” In August Mark Beaumont […]

Culture August 11, 2015

Fringe Fantastic!

The Edinburgh Fringe is quite popular in this office – as you can imagine! Here you can find our collection of previews, reviews, what we’ve seen, and what we want […]

Culture August 7, 2015

Jon Cozart – Living The Fringe Dream!

American YouTube star Jon Cozart, whose most popular online clip has had nearly 50 million views, has made the move from virtual into reality with his month-long appearance at The […]

Culture August 7, 2015

Seabird Symphony

The sounds of Shetland’s seabirds were music to the ears of Jim Crumley NATURE in a place like Shetland is symphonic. Or it’s jazz with a particularly Ellingtonian twist. Nature […]

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