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Culture September 18, 2014

Darling: The Big Vote

It’s Scotland’s Big Day! Still undecided? Here’s what Alistair Darling, leader of the Better Together campaign, said in the August issue of The Scots Magazine… “The decision we will take […]

Culture September 18, 2014

Salmond: The Big Vote

It’s Scotland’s Big Day! Still undecided? Here’s what First Minister Alex Salmond, leader of the Yes Scotland campaign, said about the Independence Referendum in the August issue of The Scots Magazine… “On September […]

Culture September 17, 2014

Two 50-year-old Single Malts Are Reunited

The most handcrafted of single malts, The Balvenie, has launched two very special whiskies. Both filled from the same distillation into the same type of cask on 28th May, 1963 […]

Culture September 10, 2014

The Braemar Gathering

A visit to the Braemar Gathering is like a glass of the finest malt – one you’ve had a taste, you want more! Such an analogy is pertinent as I […]

Culture August 15, 2014

Working With Nature

Whisky is synonymous with Scotland, with thousands of visitors every year coming specifically to visit the distilleries. Yet this isn’t just some tartan-clad, shortbread-flavoured nostalgia; the world of whisky has […]

Culture August 8, 2014

Battlemasters

The din of battle surrounds you. To your right a mass of archers draw their bows and with a heavy twang their deadly rain is unleashed, decimating the spearmen standing in […]

Culture August 5, 2014

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Following a wet, cold and generally miserable time at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo when I was 12, I have avoided the world-famous event at all costs. As a result, it […]

Culture July 7, 2014

Every Wall Tells A Story

Situated on the gorgeous East Lothian coastline, Prestonpans is an attractive and welcoming little town with a fascinating history. The name Prestonpans translates from Old English and Scots as “the […]

Culture July 7, 2014

The Burry Man

The Staghead Hotel, Queensferry, near Edinburgh, 7am. Newspapers are spread over tables and floor and on these rest greeny-brown squares, each the size of a face flannel, made up of […]

Culture July 7, 2014

Outlander

The year of 2014 is shaping up to be a historic one for Scotland. From massive political questions and debates to anniversaries of important battles and huge sporting events, the […]

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