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Culture April 5, 2016

Saltire Society’s 80th Anniversary!

A £50,000 ‘Inspiring Scotland’ funding programme for emerging Scottish talent and Scotland’s first ever online literary festival are just two of the eye-catching initiatives revealed as part of a busy […]

Culture April 4, 2016

What’s In A Name? | Part 2

The second part in our series as we continue to explore the history and myths behind some of Scotland’s more unusual place names…   Viking Connections The name Dingwall comes […]

Culture March 30, 2016

Herons – Dressing Down

No prizes for herons in fashion or architecture…   Herons, I once wrote, are flamingos dressed by Presbyterians. I like the image so much, here it is again. The writer’s conceit, revisiting […]

Culture March 30, 2016

Further Funding For Hinterland

Following the success of NVA’s Hinterland, the large scale light and music night-time event held at the St Peter’s Seminary near Helensburgh from March 18-27, final funding has now been […]

Culture March 7, 2016

What’s In A Name? | Part 1

Inspired by the Our Gaelic Landscape workshop at the Fort William Mountain Festival this year, this series explores the history behind some of Scotland’s more unusual place names The names in this […]

Culture March 2, 2016

Wildcat Versus Lynx

Save from extinction or reintroduce? Jim Crumley asks which is easier. Finally, I saw something lying at the foot of a tree, inert as gravestones, but I had to have […]

Culture March 1, 2016

New Contemporaries

Providing a platform for emerging artists The Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries 2016 exhibition, which runs from March 5-30 and is supported by Walter Scott and Partners Limited, will showcase the […]

Culture February 25, 2016

Book of the Month!

Scotland: A History From Earliest Times by Alistair Moffat is top of our March Scottish Bookshelf Scotland’s history has been documented countless times. Indeed, a certain online bookseller can offer […]

Culture February 8, 2016

Q-Aye – Valentine Edition Part 2

Romantic (and some not so romantic) Scottish Facts for St Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day used to be an excuse for youngsters to go round begging for sweets, money or fruit, […]

Culture February 2, 2016

Books, Books and More Books

The worth of one former Bishop of Dunblane’s gift to the nation is impossible to determine… The legacy of £100 was left by Robert Leighton, Bishop of Dunblane from 1661-1670, on […]


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