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People September 17, 2015

Tom Weir | Shepherd of Artney

In June 1977, Tom Weir wrote this column for us on his friend, Pat Macnab, a traditional shepherd. It is incredible to think of how much has changed in this […]

People September 11, 2015

Tom Weir | Over the Girth Gate

This week saw the official opening of the Borders Railway, which has been closed for 46 years. How fitting, therefore, that our article from Tom Weir’s 1977 archives concerns the […]

People September 7, 2015

2015 in 2015

Nick Ray has just completed a 2015 mile journey around Scotland’s coast to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Association Nick set off from Kippford in Dumfries & Galloway […]

People August 28, 2015

The Big Yin’s Special Recognition

At the 2015 National Television Awards on Wednesday, Jan 20, Billy Connolly was awarded with the Special Recognition award for over 50 years in entertainment. Billy accepted his award graciously […]

People August 28, 2015

Tom Weir | Murray’s Way

TOM WEIR went to Lochgoilhead in the spring of 1977 to talk to the mountaineering legend W. H. MURRAY about his life of climbing and writing   “… in the […]

People August 21, 2015

Tom Weir | Days I Won’t Forget

Winter arrived in a gale of blattering rain from the south, dying out overnight and trans­forming the roads to ribbons of black ice by morning. Fog lay over the land, […]

People August 14, 2015

Behind Still Game

We caught up with the men behind Scotland’s favourite and funniest pensioners, Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill   The live version of Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill’s incredibly popular BBC […]

Interviews August 13, 2015

Catching up with Ed Byrne

His show at the Edinburgh Fringe this month is part of Ed Byrne’s long term love affair with Scotland “I would love to live in Scotland,” he says, “but my […]

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