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Culture September 24, 2014

Scozzesi Hit The High Notes!

What’s the collective name for eight male opera singers? An assembly? A gathering? A school? As far as we know, it’s none of the above but add two equally talented […]

Authors September 18, 2014

Chris Brookmyre – The Write Stuff

One of the stars of this weekend’s Bloody Scotland 2014 will undoubtedly by Christopher Brookmyre, even though Chris doesn’t actually describe his 17 best-selling books as crime novels. “My books […]

Culture September 18, 2014

New Royal Mile Restaurant Hits The Spot!

Scots Magazine chef Carina Contini and her husband Victor have opened a unique eating place in one of the Royal Mile’s most historic buildings, Cannonball House. The 16th century building […]

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 […]

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