‘Heather the Weather’ spent 15 years greeting the nation with her trademark “Hello there” as Reporting Scotland’s effervescent meteorologist.
Compared to the true grit of pilots who flew during the Battle of Britain, accounts of Robert Watson-Watt barely appear as a blip on the radar in the history of aerial warfare. Read more
The recent upsurge in women taking prominent roles in the Scotch whisky industry may seem like a new thing, but without the pioneering work of women like Elizabeth “Bessie” Williamson, the industry may not have become as successful as it is now, especially on a small corner of Islay.
Footballers and managers often go out of their way to say nothing of interest at all when speaking to the media. Thankfully, every now and then they come out with some tremendous quotes, which can often live on with their legacies. Here is just a small collection of the best ones from throughout the years.
Notable figures from the past can often find themselves airbrushed from history, as their achievements and successes fade and disappear from the collective conscious of the wider public. Sometimes there is rationale, often it’s a complete mystery. For there’s little reason to explain why Edna Neillis remains absent from the Scottish football hall of fame, particularly when you consider her friend and fellow pioneer Rose Reilly has already been granted induction.
Gold production has the potential to become a “significant industrial sector and generator of employment in Scotland”, says mining industry veteran Richard Gray.
FRANCES Wright was a woman of firsts; a true pioneer whose progressive, free-thinking attitude, desire to abolish slavery and relentless campaigning for social equality, proved she was decades ahead of her time.
Family is a vital part of Scottish identity – from ancestors, to spouses, to children. There are a whole host of Scottish proverbs and quotations which reflect the trials and the joys of family life. Here are ten of our favourite Scottish sayings which relate to brides, bairns and forebears.
Adventurous photographer Dan Bell is exploring Scotland’s great outdoors in a new series of Facebook vlogs, discovering the journey is just as important as the destination.
Professional gamer Alessandro ‘Palmatoro’ Palmarini has three European Championship titles under his belt and the 17-year-old hasn’t even left school. Read more
Alexander McCall Smith was born in Southern Rhodesia in 1948 and first moved to Scotland to study at the University of Edinburgh. After spells living in Northern Ireland and Botswana, he settled in the capital in 1984. Read more
When Jennie Lee was born in the Fife pit village of Lochgelly in 1904, the chances of her growing up to become an MP were zero. Although her father and grandfather, both miners, were politically active, there was one seemingly insurmountable barrier to a career in politics – women did not have the vote and could not stand for election. Read more
He is the dominating presence that has brought characters to life with such vigour that they feel as if they are going to come through the screen.
You can’t win 49 trophies and finish your career regarded as one of the greatest football managers of all time without saying a few interesting things along the way. So without further introduction, here are the seven most memorable quotes from legendary Scottish football figure Sir Alex Ferguson.
Jak O’Donnell, the Glasgow-based Chef/Patron of The Sisters Restaurants, has chosen Scottish seafood as her favourite produce.
Here, she explains why and provides us with a recipe for Scottish hake fillet, Shetland mussels, Mull scallops & lobster cream sauce, showcasing the versatility of Scotland’s wonderful seafood.
Mark Greenaway is the Edinburgh-based chef and owner of Restaurant Mark Greenaway and the author of ‘Perceptions‘. He has chosen Hebridean Sea Salt why as his favourite Scottish produce, and here he explains why and provided us with a recipe for salted caramel chocolate bars showcasing the excellent versatility of this wonderful product.
FORGET for a moment the exploits of David Livingstone, the discoveries of Mungo Park, or the escapades of Indiana Jones’ dad; James “Abyssinian” Bruce was the original Scots explorer.