RANGERS CELEBRATE.EUROPEAN CUP WINNERS CUP FINAL IN BARCELONA IN 1972.

Greatest voices in Rangers history


There have been countless great voices to enter through the famous doors at Ibrox.

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Joan Eardley: The painter’s painter


While her name may not be first on the list of prominent Scottish painters, Joan Eardley carved out a niche for herself in 20th Century Scottish art.

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John Muir: The Scot who fathered America’s national parks


John Muir helped federalise America’s national parks on a camping trip with President Roosevelt and yet he was relatively unknown in his native Scotland until the 1970’s.

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Hastings brothers: Destiny with Scottish greatness


There’s an old tale which states the career of Gavin Hastings, and by extension his younger brother Scott, two talismanic figures for Scottish rugby through most of the 80s and into the mid-90s, might not have happened were it not for a freak accident involving a car, the school rugby coach and young Gavin’s leg.

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Founder of Made Brave Andy Dobbie

What it’s like founding a start-up in Scotland


When Andrew Dobbie quit his job in 2012, he had a two-week old baby and £1000 in the bank. Since then, his brand-led digital marketing agency Made Brave has grown to accommodate 30 staff offering a full service agency working for clients in Scotland and beyond.

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How Charles Rennie Mackintosh shaped Glasgow


The design influences of Charles Rennie Mackintosh have sunk tendrils deep into Glasgow’s cultural identity over the course of 100 years.
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Ten of the best quotes from Scottish comedians


The Scottish sense of humour is renowned for being one of the most unique anywhere in the world.
In fact, Scotland has produced some of the world’s finest comic performers. Read more

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Ena Baxter: a pioneer of Scotland’s food industry


Ena Baxter, née Robertson, was a cook, painter and businesswoman, who became one of the UK’s wealthiest women in the 1990s.

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Billy Connolly: the one man comedy “revolution”


He was the original Glasgow patter merchant who shook up the comedy establishment with a brand of Scottish humour that allowed us to laugh at ourselves – and laugh like never before.

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John Logie Baird’s grandson on the invention of the TV


Without John Logie Baird kickstarting the home TV revolution, we would never have borne witness to the JFK assassination in Dallas, Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, the World Trade Centre attack, America electing a black President or the Tiananmen Square protest.

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Sean Connery made the James Bond role his own

Sean Connery: the original James Bond


FOR an entire generation, Sean Connery is James Bond.

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Five little known facts about Robert Burns


The life and works of Robert Burns are celebrated right around the world, and none more-so than January 25: Burns Night. Read more

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James Clerk Maxwell: the inventor of colour photography


One of the top-3 influential physicists, alongside Einstein and Newton,  and responsible for the greatest revelation in modern physics.

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How Andy Murray triumphed against the odds


Andy Murray rounded out 2016 as the World No1 tennis player and a knighthood, but it wasn’t all plain sailing for the Scot.

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Trainspotting writer Irvine Welsh. (Photo by Ulf Andersen/Getty Images)

Irvine Welsh: An Edinburgh “inspiration”


Irvine Welsh’s ascent from obscurity to Scottish literary royalty was born from an ability to capture the brutal realism of everyday life in some of Edinburgh’s most deprived areas.

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Alex Ferguson and Archie Knox (right) show off the European Cup Winners' Cup in May 1983, after Aberdeen had beaten Real Madrid 2-1 in Gothenburg. Photo: SNS

Sir Alex Ferguson: the secret behind his success?


Sir Alex Ferguson’s illustrious career in football management famously began in modest circumstances at East Stirlingshire in 1974.   Read more

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Robert Louis Stevenson: a pioneer of the written word


Robert Louis Stevenson is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers to come out of the flourishing Scottish literary scene.
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Donald Dewar: Scottish Parliament’s founding father


Donald Dewar was the man who delivered devolution and became tagged “Father of the Nation” – but he hated the title.
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Conan Doyle: what was the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes?


Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of the Sherlock Holmes novels, has had an enormous influence on popular culture over the last century.

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Scotsman poet William Letford. Picture: TSPL

Billy Letford: the teacher who inspired me to become a poet


When Billy Letford received career advice from one of the country’s highest regarded literary figures, he initially brushed it off.

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Industrualist and humanitarian Andrew Carnegie, pictured circa 1906. Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Andrew Carnegie, the Scot who personified the American dream


How is it a lowly Scottish immigrant from Dunfermline arose from poverty to become one of the richest men to have ever lived? Read more