Useful Scots word: jag

By Betty Kirkpatrick It’s that time of year again when the relatively stricken in years or those with potential respiratory problems are advised to get...

Glasgow Barrowland – from a bright young lass to Bowie and beyond

By Elizabeth McQuillan Glasgow’s Barrowland, with its 1960s Las Vegas-inspired neon signage, is an iconic Glasgow landmark. Integral to the Scottish music scene, it has...

Getting in touch with Skye's Iron Age residents

By John Knox There is a cave in the foothills of the Red Cuillin on Skye where there are the fragmented signs of human life...

All Blacks rampant but Scotland hardly helped their cause with poor selection.

“THEY’RE not Gods,” Scotland winger Rory Lamont declared in the lead-up to Saturday’s All Blacks match at Murrayfield. He may not have been quite...

Living History: Memories of WAAF pt.1

As told to Elizabeth McQuillan The Women’s Auxiliary Airforce (WAAF) recruited women throughout the Second World War to carry out a great many vital ground-based...

Useful Scots word: rift

By Betty Kirkpatrick The English word belch does not sound at all discreet. This is fair enough. The action it describes is not at all...

Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight

The start of Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight has been marked by a couple of initiatives to help Scotland’s hospitality sector. In the first,...

3D scans of Rosslyn Chapel leave (some) room for mysteries

Those who believe there is a secret vault under Rosslyn Chapel have had a dent put in their theory by detailed 3D images of...

Useful Scots word: howk (excavate)

By Betty Kirkpatrick They say that weather conditions have made this a particularly good year for midges, although obviously not for the people whom they...

THE MAN WHO INVENTED THE ADMIRALTY CHART

Newhailes House And nearly discovered Australia and Antarctica Alexander Dalrymple (left) was an extraordinary fellow, even for a son of the Scottish Enlightenment. He was a...