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Sunset Song takes centre stage to mark the WW1 Centenary

by October 6, 2014

One of the most popular Scottish novels of all time, Sunset Song tells the gripping tale of Chris Guthrie, a...

Talkin’ ‘bout my Regeneration – Pat Barker’s WWI novel comes to the stage

by September 30, 2014

  I am making this statement as an action of willful defiance of military authority, because I believe the war...

Literary tales from Scotland’s pubs and bars

by August 28, 2014

William Faulkner once said, “The tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky.” If...

Celebrate 50 years of the Forth Road Bridge at the Forth Bridges Festival

by August 20, 2014

The Forth Rail and Road Bridges are amongst Scotland’s best-known sights, transporting thousands of travellers to and from the Kingdom...

An interview with… Peter May

by August 12, 2014

Peter May has had a fascinating career, from his early days dreaming of becoming a novelist, to his current position...

Hebtember 2014: enjoy an island adventure this September

by July 30, 2014

Making plans for September? If you’ve been searching for something extra special then look no further! Check out Hebtember 2014,...

The Wild Dolphins of Aberdeen

by July 3, 2014

There’s a new type of dolphin to look out for in Aberdeen this summer. These colourful new inhabitants have unique...

Comics, quizzes and cosplay at Glasgow Comic Con 2014

by July 1, 2014

If the words “jings”, “crivens” and “help ma Boab” mean anything to you, you’ll know that comics have been an important...

Belle: the painting which inspired the big screen

by June 10, 2014

You may have heard many exciting things about the new major feature film Belle, but did you know that the...

Talking about GENERATION

by May 2, 2014

GENERATION is an ambitious free arts programme running until 30 November and is part of Homecoming Scotland 2014 CELEBRATING 25 YEARS of contemporary...

Catch Frankie Boyle, Eleanor Catton and many more at Glasgow’s Aye Write! Book Festival

by March 31, 2014

  Aye Write! – perhaps the best-named of all the Scottish book festivals – returns to Glasgow’s Mitchell Library on...

Venetian art, logarithms and art by Timmy Mallett: Scotland’s newest exhibitions

by March 28, 2014

Scotland’s museums, galleries and visitor attractions offer a great experience any day of the year, but never more so than...

Scotland’s Puppet Animation Festival turns 30

by March 25, 2014

Scotland’s Puppet Animation Festival has been delighting kids from the Scottish Borders to Shetland for exactly three decades now, making...

Making a song and dance about Bannockburn Live

by March 19, 2014

  Last month we told you about Bannockburn Live, an action-packed two-day event that is set to be a unique...

House and garden that inspired JM Barrie is brought back to life

by March 7, 2014

Many historic buildings are lost in the UK as they fall into ruin, but in the town of Dumfries, one...

February’s brilliant moments, as seen on Instagram

by March 5, 2014

Following on from our round-up in January, it’s time to take a look at some more of the great #brilliantmoments...

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