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11 breathtaking photos of Orkney

by June 15, 2016

Orkney is a place of real contrasts. One minute you can be wandering through one of the islands’ bustling towns or...

Books, bowling and Broadway at LGBT History Month 2015

by February 5, 2015

Hogmanay in Scotland is always a night to remember, but for some revellers last year’s celebrations were particularly memorable! On...

Get reading for Book Week Scotland 2014

by November 6, 2014

I wouldn’t normally recommend getting lost when you’re in Scotland, but I’ll make an exception for Book Week. Taking place...

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...

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...

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...

Queen’s Baton Relay: 27 – 30 June

by June 26, 2014

Thundering northwards at an impressive rate, the Scottish leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay is in full momentum and Dundee...

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...

Glasgow 2014: 100 days to go and a 100 things to do

by April 14, 2014

I waited feverishly for word on whether my application was successful or not, checking obsessively every few minutes. I was...

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...

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