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Travel – eco retreat on Royal Deeside

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SIX MORE BOTHIES TO OPEN IN SPRING 2022Following a bumper year for staycations, during which the business picked up an Enterprise Award - Cairngorm Bothies expands.Following a bumper staycation season where getting “back to...

Monachyle Mhor tastes success in first season with Webster Honey

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Guests have sampled honey from hives in the hotel grounds, with special Honey Classes planned for next year. Monachlye Mhor Hotel at Balquidder, near Lochearnhead, is “harvesting” the benefits of honeybee hosting with beehives from...

Margaret has a new zest for life with her scooter

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Margaret Simpson, 93, from Peebles, says she is enjoying a new  "zest for life" thanks to her new mobility scooter of the same name.Margaret is a retired hairdresser who had a traumatic accident aged...
Singer songwriter with guitar on stage at Queen's Hall

Review – Laura Marling at the Queen’s Hall

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Opening with a suite of songs from her 2013 masterpiece Once I Was An Eagle carrying only her guitar and a glass of red wine we were soon swept away by Marling’s atmospheric voice...

Book Week Scotland 2021 celebrating tenth year

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Book Week Scotland, the country's biggest celebration of reading and writing will take place between 15 and 21 November 2021.This will be the tenth year of all things literary and the award-winning author...

Actor Jack Lowden records a podcast at the National Museum of Scotland

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The Art Fund's podcast Meet Me At the Museum features actor John Lowden at the National Museum of Scotland meeting his friend fellow actor Andrew Rothney.The pair indulged their love of Scottish history...

Film Preview: October 2021

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Coming soon to a cinema near you is a blockbuster drama, arthouse comedy and Broadway musical all featuring impressive ensemble casts of household Hollywood actors.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9xhJrPXop4Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners), science-fiction epic Dune: Part One...

First Winter season of concerts announced by Lammermuir Festival

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The Lammermuir Festival announced its first Winter season of online concerts today (Thur. 14th Oct.) which are now available to book online at lammermuirfestival.co.ukThe return to live concerts at this year’s Lammermuir Festival in...

New exhibition at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art begins in November

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A new exhibition of modern and contemporary art will begin at the end of November and will run until the spring of 2023 at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One).There will...

Festival of Politics 2021 – book events now for free

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This year's online Festival of Politics hosted by The Scottish Parliament is all about the climate emergency.The festival runs from 20 to 24 October 2021 and every event is free to attend. With...

Pick of the Festival of Politics

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The Festival of Politics begins on Wednesday 20 October 2021, running for four days until 24 October.The event under the overall chair of the Presiding Officer of The Scottish Parliament, the Rt Hon...

COP26 – Patti Smith will appear at the opening concert

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Pathway to Paris in collaboration with Regular Music announced a special concert on 31 October at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow.This concert will help to open the United Nations Climate Change Conference which...

The Play That Goes Wrong – King’s Theatre

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A goofy sleuth spoof tour de farce of cock-up, clockwork precision."…it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious/periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags,/ to split the ears...

Edinburgh Playhouse ready to welcome capacity audiences back

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Edinburgh Playhouse has announced today that audiences will be welcomed back 536 days after the curtain came down due to the pandemic.The theatre will open on 5 September 2021 with two sold out...

Coffee Bean Scene – Format Coffee

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Format Coffee is a mere stone’s throw from the east end of the Meadows.Just two doors down from an established part of the speciality coffee scene (Cult Espresso), Format is a relative newcomer....

Bonnie Hame launch new gifting box

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New Scottish home interiors company, Bonnie Hame, has launched a new gifting box containing a selection of on trend home accessories.The husband and wife team, who also sell artisan-sourced furniture through their Bonnie Hame...
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Hippfest ready to scare you at Halloween

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At Halloween a silent horror film festival is ready to scare you at the Hippodrome Bo'ness all weekend long.Ghouls and ghosts and things going bump in the night will terrify audiences brave enough...

Conifox introduces indoor activity centre

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Conifox Adventure Park will welcome visitors back with a new £2 million indoor activity centre twhic includes an indoor play barn with soft play, a parenting room, three party rooms, café and a 200...

The 2021 Cordis Prize for Tapestry – shortlist announced

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The Cordis Prize founded by Miranda Harvey and Ian Rankin has announced the shortlist of artists considered for the 2021 price.There are 20 artworks by 18 artists considered for the £8,000 prize which...

Hyperlocal social app for students launches in Edinburgh

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The social app, Jodel, is being rolled out in Edinburgh after a successful debut in St Andrews where one in ten of the students downloaded the app in the first month. The app founder,...

Go Ape in Dalkeith Country Park

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A new activity has just opened in Dalkeith Country Park where the whole family can join in.Verity Bailes, who is a huge fan of the activity, cut the ribbon in Dalkeith. She completed all...

Brand new music festival – The Great Eastern is on its way

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The Great Eastern will be a full day of music at Summerhall and Queen's Hall on 27 November 2021.It follows The Great Western Festival in 2019 in Glasgow's West End, and has been rescheduled...

Edinburgh Leisure’s AquaDash is back – but more extreme than ever

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Thrill seekers slide this wayEdinburgh Leisure is launching a new extreme element to AquaDash, its inflatable playground on water at the Royal Commonwealth Pool when it reopens on Saturday, 26 June 2021.  Bookings...

Bonnie Hame’s box of autumn delights

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BOX OF AUTUMN DELIGHTS A box that will help you make the very most of Autumn is how Scottish Interiors company Bonnie Hame describe their new Autumn Subscription box.Delivered to subscribers four times a...

Take a seat at Vue – a nice new comfortable recliner awaits you

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Vue Ocean Terminal has recently undergone a major transformation.Every single standard seat has been replaced with a luxurious padded leather recliner, and the good news is that there is no increase in the price...

Radio star comes to Usher Hall

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David Sedaris, humourist, best-selling author and star of Radio 4 series Meet David Sedaris, has announced a 20 date UK tour for 2022 which starts on Sunday 10 July at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall and...

Aldi will have Christmas trees on sale from Thursday

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ALDI’S SCOTTISH-GROWN NORDMAN FIR CHRISTMAS TREES ARE BACK - WITH PRICES STARTING AT ONLY £14.99 Aldi’s hand selected Nordman Fir Christmas trees, known for their big, bushy branches and fresh pine aroma, will return to stores across the UK later this week, with prices starting...

Dussehra celebrated on Calton Hill

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 I am from Edinburgh, and this photograph was taken on Sunday 20 October 2013 at Calton Hill as part of Dussehra celebrations happened there.Dussehra is a Hindu festival to celebrate the victory of Lord Rama over...

Film Review: Respect ★★★

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Handpicked to play Aretha Franklin in the film of her life by The Queen of Soul herself, Jennifer Hudson delivers with amazing grace.Direction:Leisl TommyScreenplay:Tracey Scott WilsonCast:Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald,Marc Maron,...

January recipe – pan fried cod roe

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Willie Little, Proprietor, Little’s Restaurant Blairgowrie and Fish in Crieff Fishmongers provides our recipe, but you will have to be quick as cod roe is only available in January and early February. Willie said :...

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