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Culture May 29, 2015

Something About Swans

Sometimes I thirst for the company of swans. It is fair to say that wild swans in a wild setting can summon me into a state of thraldom unique in […]

Culture May 24, 2015

Juniper, The Enduring Highlander

  To the devestation of gin drinkers everywhere, Scottish juniper is at severe risk of dying out. From our archives, Jim Crumley pays homage to this mountaineer of shrubs…   […]

Culture May 20, 2015

A Feathered Entertainer

Suddenly the glen bursts free from its straitjacket of commission spruces into a climbing arena garbed in well-spaced, hand-planted, young Scots pines – the good and the bad of the […]

Culture May 15, 2015

Fantastic Mr Fox

“Midwinter and all dulled but the wind and the stars. The dead of the dark winter; stretching behind me the dim patch of silent days alone. The wind is a […]

Culture May 8, 2015

Highland Stand-Off

The wind is dry ice, the sky is pewter-grey and heavily pregnant with unborn snow. The dusk thickens too fast amid the old drifts that patch the hillside. There is […]

Culture May 5, 2015

World Premiere at EIFF

Robert Carlyle is making his directorial debut in feature film, and the World Premiere will be at the EIFF Carlyle’s star-studded film, The Legend of Barney Thomson, will open the Edinburgh […]

Culture May 1, 2015

Things You Cannae Miss in Whisky Month!

May is officially Whisky Month, and there are so many cracking events across the country Check out our interactive map below to find a distillery to visit near you, plus […]

Culture April 29, 2015

An English Invasion

With the 500th anniversary of Flodden and the 700th anniversary of Bannockburn behind us, you should know that Scotland is being invaded by the English yet again. It is the […]

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