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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 […]

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 […]

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