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Culture June 15, 2015

Chamber Music at Cottier’s

The Cottier Chamber Project is the largest chamber music festival in the UK, and I was keen to experience some of their first solo venture It might be something you […]

Culture June 10, 2015

Meeting Mother Nature

The roe doe is the spirit of the edge of the wood this bright and mellow May evening. And what on earth, you might well ask, do I mean by that? […]

Culture June 5, 2015

A Sonic Experience

Take the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the National Chorus of Wales, one Doctor, a giant screen and a host of the scariest monsters in the universe – and you get […]

Culture June 1, 2015

Guardians Honoured

The Saltire is flying over Stirling Bridge for the first time in over 700 years In a formal unveiling ceremony on Friday, May 29, the Saltire was raised over a […]

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 […]

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