Parliamentary bid launched to wipe Jacobite smear from the records

Three hundred years have passed since the actual rebellions but the failed Jacobite uprisings of 1689, 1715 and 1745 still cast a shadow on...

Once-famous Scottish writer rescued from obscurity

Elizabeth Cameron was never short of a bushel to hide her light under. The Scottish housewife was living in Jamaica in the Fifties when,...

Useful Gaelic word – Aon

Aon is the Gaelic for ‘one’ as in the numeral and the word is pronounced much as the English word ‘in.’ The element also appears...

Haute couture meets Highland as Dressed to Kilt hits New York

By Elizabeth McQuillan Themed this year as "Country Chic", the Dressed to Kilt event in New York City on 5 April has the Scottish diaspora...

From deep fat to gluten-free: the joy of the high-quality fish supper

By Elizabeth McQuillan Scotland has its fair share of quality fish and chip shops. Atlantic Fast Food in Coatbridge fought off all other UK competitors...

The bacon roll chronicles: Ravenous, Dundas Street, Edinburgh

Every bacon roll has a story to tell. Where was it bought? Why was the purchaser there? Did it taste good, or could it...

What now for STV news?

ow that the new Government is in office, what is the future for news on STV? Earlier this year, the Labour administration agreed to put public money into funding a news service on ITV in Scotland, Wales and the North of England. But the contract had to be put out to tender.

Video: Mr Snax meets Wendy Barrie

Mr Snax meets Scottish Food guide director, Wendy Barrie, to discuss Scottish local produce at at this years Royal Highland show.

Useful Gaelic word: Righ

Rìgh: king Audio guide on how to pronounce the Gaelic word righ The Gaelic word for king is rìgh and is pronounced ree. There are...

Useful Gaelic word: beinn

By Murchadh MacLeòid Beinn – mountain Scotland’s hillwalkers will be familiar with the word, and it has crossed into Scots and English as ‘ben’. Pronounce the...