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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 […]

Culture July 7, 2014

Scotland’s Kelpies

The Kelpies – two gigantic steel statues at the side of the M9, in the heart of industrial Scotland. It’s a place where giant pylons, chimneys belching white smoke and […]

Culture June 16, 2014

Meadows Festival

A festival? In Edinburgh? But it’s only June! Surely it’s August that the world descends and wanders open-mouthed at not only the frenzy of flyers, but the architecture and ambience […]

Culture March 4, 2014

Our Top 10 Most Scottish Films – Number 10

Trainspotting With heroin addiction, poverty and the arrival of AIDs in Edinburgh as the subject matter, the film adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s best-selling novel should be grim viewing – but […]

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