Telecoms, trousers, goblins and cruises

It’s April. It’s snowing. The children underfoot are getting increasingly annoying and you’re all about to implode from an embarrassment of chocolate and an...

The curse of beauty and the beastliness of history

What on earth made Samantha Brick hammer out such an ill-advised article? For those of you lucky enough to have missed it, Brick writes...

Scottish Voyages: The Final Frontier

These are the voyages of five Scottish figures that made it their business to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and...
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Videos: skiing on Edinburgh landmarks

Edinburgh, the Athens of the North, is famed for many things: festivals, history, broon sauce on chips. Great skiing is not one of its...

Thought-provoking stuff in the skids and snow

By John Knox I love a snowfall in the city. It changes our little world completely. Buildings, trees, garden walls, traffic islands, telegraph wires come...

A day in Scotland’s winter not-so-wonderland

Digging out the chickens was the first task of yesterday morning. Overnight, easily more than a foot of snow had fallen in our particular part...

The curse of Scotland’s historically hostile hospitality

By Elizabeth McQuillan At the pay booth of a major historical site, at the height of the tourist season, I witnessed the most appalling attitude...

Couple who met at university to marry

By James Browne Two people who went to university together are to get married, it has emerged. William Windsor (or possibly Wales or possibly Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) and...

A Celtic halloween in eight easy bites

You’re Early! If you are still going by the older Celtic calendar (I know I am) then hold your horses – you’re way too early....

Interesting Scottish places: the Pots of Gartness

By Elizabeth McQuillan It’s a bit of a coup if you can find a place that not only holds some historical interest, but also offers...