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Celebrating the Forth Bridge at the National Library of Scotland

I have a certain fondness for the Forth Bridge but also a bit of a special relationship with it as one of my ancestors was one of the reported 57 workers killed during the...

Edinburgh International Festival 2014 – REVIEW – Closing Concert *****

Whether it was modesty, reticence or goodness knows what else, Edinburgh International Festival director – and respected composer – Jonathan Mills had left it until the final concert of his final Festival to programme...

Edinburgh International Festival 2012: What to see

It might not have an overarching theme, but this year’s Edinburgh International Festival looks set to be one of director Jonathan Mills’s richest offerings, with ten plays, eight dance offerings (nine if you include...

Edinburgh International Festival Review: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Donald Runnicles (****)

The Usher Hall was packed on Sunday night, and there was a real sense of expectation in the air. This was, after all, a performance of Mahler’s Second Symphony, the ‘Resurrection’, which depicts everything...


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