A Satire of the Three Estates

One Scotland's most iconic pieces of historic theatre, Sir David Lyndsay’s drama A Satire of the Three Estates, will be performed tomorrow and this...

Napier University honours Indian Poet

Napier University in Edinburgh has opened a special centre dedicated to the life and works of Rabindranath Tagore (right), the first ever Indian Nobel...

CELEBRATE BURNS AT STIRLING CASTLE!

Public Information Feature Young visitors to Stirling Castle will be able to find out more about one of Scotland’s most famous poets later this...

Scottish International Culture

Scottish culture can be found all over the world, though mainly in the Commonwealth and former colonies (such as the USA). However, it came...

The Cause: A History of Scottish Nationalism

“It could be said in the present day that Scottish patriotism is now more rampant than at any time since the Wars of Independence”...

Opinion: Folded tents and farewell to the Jamboree

By John Knox Scotland’s premier scouting event has just folded its tents and left the field below Blair Atholl castle. For the past fortnight, 1250...
'The Lord Aberdour' by George Wyllie

George Wyllie, 1921–2012: mischief and meaning

By John Knox We breed them just occasionally – people with an extra life force. They make us proud to be human. Such a man...
Old books

Reconstructing a left-wing life through the archaeology of books

By Jack Jonson Jimmy Reid's death in 2010 was particularly sad as his passing seemed to herald the end of a generation of working-class socialists...
Scalpel on a bloody hand

Three McFrankensteins you wouldn’t want as your doctor

Dr Andrew Ure was a talented Glaswegian. Born in 1778, he studied chemistry and philosophy at university. He attempted to bring chemistry and mechanics...

A brief guide to Scottish craft exhibitions

If you fancy getting in touch with your creative side, Craft Scotland is a fantastic resource. Whether you want to find an exhibition to...