DONNIE Munro has proved that there is life after Runrig, even if his aim to sit in Parliament failed. The band’s former lead singer has continued his career as a solo artist, and is also an indefatigable worker for Gaelic language and culture.
THERE are thousands of Scottish records which have sold by the shedloads. But there are a few which barely made it into CD reissue stage. Here are our five favourites.
NOVELISTS, poets, artists, actors, musicians - you don’t have to work very hard to reel off a long list of famous creative Scots.
ALREADY, at the age of 32, Martin Smith has established himself as an accomplished film-maker whose career to date encompasses music videos, short films and documentaries such as a recent series commissioned by the UK’s Channel 4.
MAYBE it was the sunglasses on a rainy day, but halfway through his cup of coffee a girl appeared at Angus MacInnes’s table and gave him a shiny stone. "It’s for you," she said, and he accepted the gift with the sensitivity of a man used to being approached by strangers.
FROM Simple Minds to Ivor Cutler, Scotland has always been a fertile breeding ground for new music. No-one is quite sure whether it is the long winters, the landscape or something we don't know about in the water, but making music is something we in Scotland can count ourselves as doing well. Here we profile four up-and-coming acts you might be about to hear more from.
ONE of Texas is English. As was one of the Cocteau Twins. Franz Ferdinand have some embarrassingly English roots. But of course we claim them as Scottish.
SO WHAT'S hot in Spain? That’s easy – the weather, the beaches, the clubs, the food, the football, and … Celtic music? You better believe it.