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Community December 26, 2017

First Foot Favourites

Yes, it’s that time of year again – time to pop next door to wish your friends, relatives and neighbours a Happy New Year   It doesn’t matter if you’re […]

Culture December 11, 2017

Jay Is For January

Our nature expert Jim Crumley encounters a jay, or, as the colourful bird is described in Gaelic, a “sgreuchag-choille” – screamer of the woods   One of those half-dark-at-noon January […]

Recipes November 29, 2017

Decadent Roasted Figs

Indulge your guests with a simple yet delicious recipe for stunning Scottish canapés from Rosie Birkett   Ingredients 8 beautiful fresh figs 200g blue cheese such as gorgonzola 100g blanched, skinned […]

Recipes November 29, 2017

Smoked Trout Blinis

Delicious Scottish canapes with smoked trout, horseradish crème fraîche and chive   Ingredients 1 pack of shop-bought blinis 150g hot smoked trout 4 tbsp crème fraîche 1 fresh horseradish root […]

Recipes November 29, 2017

Forager’s Fizz

Blackberry, rosehip and juniper syrup makes for a show-stopping mocktail   Treat the designated drivers a little with Rosie Birkett’s berry-packed non-alcoholic cocktail with a touch of fizz.   To […]

Culture November 28, 2017

Tomatin’s Five Virtues

This limited edition range from Tomatin Distillery has some striking expressions   Tomatin distillers have created five unique expressions inspired by elements that combine in whisky distillation – Wood, Fire, […]

Recipes November 27, 2017

A Highland Highball

Here’s the ultimate festive cocktail!   Choose your favourite peated whisky and serve with with ice, rosemary syrup and Highland Spring Sparkling water for this festive cocktail.   Ingredients For […]

Culture November 3, 2017

The Final Bow

The cast of Scottish Opera’s Opera Highlights take their final bow, and soprano Lucy Hall looks back on the whirlwind tour   Where to begin? We are approaching the end […]

Culture October 19, 2017

An Evolving Opera

The different locations on the Opera Highlights tour changes the experience for both the audience and the cast, writes William Morgan…   From the outset I was looking forward to […]

Culture October 11, 2017

Words from the Composer

Scottish Opera’s Composer in Residence, Samuel Bordoli, explains how the concept for Opera Highlights came about…   As a composer, I do most of my work pre-production, so it’s been a […]

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