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BEST HORSE SONG Aside from hotels and food, no other category caught the imagination better than this homage to equine tunage. Paul Johnston kicked things off, namechecking, among others, Horse by Splodgenessabounds and Saddle Up by David Christie. Stuart Bathgate responded, citing Chestnut Mare by The Byrds, before Paul hit back pointing to Echo and the Bunnymen's Bring on the Dancing Horses among others.
DEVIL'S MILL: A waterfall upstream of Rumbling Bridge on the River Devon.
ROBERT RITCHIE His first recommendation was Best Wildlife, and his last (Best Possession of the Devil) is published today.
ORD HOUSE, Skye www.ord-house-skye.co.uk: Four miles down a single track, this is a true hidden gem, providing boutique accommodation on a budget. The converted Georgian manor stands in 18 acres of land, boasting breathtaking views over to Loch Eishort and the isles of Canna and Rum. Inside, the house has been lovingly restored, creating a haven filled with French and Italian furniture.
CAIRNGORM MOUNTAIN CAMERA OBSCURA, Aviemore, 01479 861 261, www.cairngormmountain.co.uk:Located at the top of the mountain garden, adjacent to the Base Station, this is Scotland's newest camera obscura. Visit the dark room to enjoy the real-time view of the surrounding landscape made possible by the wonders of optical science.
PEARLS: Pearls have a special beauty of their own. Subtle as they are, they can turn a simple outfit into a classic style.
ANGUS FOLK MUSEUM Glamis, 01307 840 288 www.nts.org.uk: A fascinating glimpse into the lives of the people who lived and worked in the Angus countryside, including recreations of the interior of a farm cottage, a village school and a bothy.
RUGBY GREATS GET BACK IN ACTION Royal High School, 23 August, £2 www.tryumphfortct.co.uk See rugby legends Rowen Shepherd and Scott Hastings dust off their boots for a special charity match.
LOCAL HERO (1983) This is the only film, ever, anywhere, to make a star out of a red phone box. A young US executive tries to buy out locals to build a coastal refinery.
STIRLING: The cottages of small Stirling Village, south of Peterhead, were built to house employees of the Stirlinghill granite quarry.
PANTS - Scotland's funniest newspaper columnist has always been happy to share his pressing pants problems with The Scotsman readership.
CHORIZO WITH GOATS' CHEESE AND DEVILLED BLACK EYED BEANS: It is filled with delicious raw chorizo sausage that we cook with devilled black eyed beans and tomato and finish with creamy goat's cheese.
THE STAND COMEDY CLUB, York Place, 0131-558 7272 www.thestand.co.uk Edinburgh's best comedy venue – this is where the stars come to rehearse.
SWITCH IT OFF AT THE SET
Switching off your television, video, DVD or stereo at the set or mains stops the extra 10-60 per cent of electricity wasted by the standby setting. If ten households do this, we could save one tonne of every year. Of the electricity used by your VCR, 85 per cent is consumed when it is not actually on.
RHOD GILBERT: So popular this year his show was almost sold out before the tickets went on sale. This great Welsh comedian has an international following after just five years at the Fringe . Who else could make a whole show about everyday objects, such as a prize mince pie, a grape or the year 1984? Well worth seeing and making a reservation for next year.
JM BARRIE: Born in a two-up, two-down weaver's cottage in Kirriemuir, James Matthew Barrie was the Andrew Lloyd Webber of his day, with plays opening to sell-out performances in London's theatreland.
GLENWHAN WATER GARDENS, nr Stranraer www.glenwhangardens.co.uk A great setting for a hillside garden that is just 29 years old.
ABERDEEN It was claimed last year that Aberdeen is Britain's second wealthiest city because it has so many multimillionaires, much of their lucre derived from oil. The biggest concentration can be found in Hazlehead/Rubislaw, where the mansions of Rubislaw Den have acquired the Millionaire's Row tag.