Life with: Spirit of Glasgow Award winner, Susie McCabe

Rosie Morton chats with comedian and ‘Spirit of Glasgow Award’ winner about her childhood, career and her best ever heckle. Why is it that so many comedy greats come from Glasgow? I have this theory. You have your working class, your heavy industry and your Irish immigration, and you get really good art from that.…

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Introducing X MUSE: Scotland’s First Blended Barley Vodka

If you’ve been seeking a truly exceptional vodka experience, look no further than X MUSE (pronounced ‘tenth muse’). This exquisite spirit is a tribute to Scotland’s rich heritage of spirit making, blending two heritage barley varieties, Plumage Archer and Maris Otter, with pure, pristine water sourced from an ancient aquifer within the heart of the…

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Recently discovered textiles by Andy Warhol to go on display in Scotland

Recently discovered textiles by iconic American artist Andy Warhol will go on display in Scotland for the first time. The rare exhibition will be held at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh next year. The 20th century artist created and sold his textiles anonymously, leaving them in obscurity until their recent discovery by collectors and curators Richard Chamberlain…

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Art news round-up: Great Tapestry of Scotland, chainsaws, and more

THE tenth anniversary of the unveiling of the Great Tapestry of Scotland will be marked on 1-3 September at the community arts project’s purpose-built visitors’ centre in Galashiels. King Charles and Queen Camilla visited the tapestry last month. Sandy Maxwell-Forbes, the centre’s director, said: “As well as placing our new royal panel in its permanent…

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Film Review: Isla

Jeremy Welch reviews a new short film called Isla. IT IS without doubt one of the most difficult disciplines in cinema to create a short. A short is defined by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as “an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all…

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Fringe Review: Fall and Flow

Megan Amato reviews Fall and Flow at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. AS I slipped into the performance, I was not clear on what kind of show I had walked into to as it was wholly different from what I had expected nor anything like what I had seen at the Edinburgh Fringe so far. However,…

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