Natasha Mckim


Potato blight warning from eminent scientist

July 10, 2019

Warnings over aggressive new blight strains which can take crops down in days were not lost on dozens of potato farmers who gathered yesterday on the AHDB’s “Spot” monitor farm near Blairgowrie.

Art & Culture

Look Again festival returns to Aberdeen

June 14, 2018

This week, the streets of Aberdeen turn into a giant art exhibition, full of visual and interactive exhibits for the public to explore. The Look Again festival of visual art and design returns for another year with a full programme.


Q+A: north-east artist Chris Bushe

May 19, 2018

Artist Chris Bushe has used locations around the north-east and the rest of Scotland as inspiration for his work. Chris studied at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen from 1980 to 1984 and then became a full-time artist in 1996.


Q&A: Jay Rayner

May 7, 2018

Jay Rayner is a man with fingers in many pies. If the restaurant critic and journalist isn’t playing with his jazz quartet, recording his Radio 4 show, creating his column or writing books, he is touring with his one-man show.


A fabulous first year for Cults-based start-up

April 27, 2018

My reason for starting my business dates back to my childhood – owning my own boutique has been a dream since I was a 16-year-old girl (complete with permed hair and double braces on my teeth, of course) working in Opus One – a beautiful Edinburgh treasure trove selling to wonderfully stylish ladies.


Q + A: Shaun Canning

April 22, 2018

Shaun Canning and Julie Knox were brought together by their shared love for music and are embarking on their first ever tour together, taking their music around the north of Scotland.


Q+A with Aidan O’Rourke

April 14, 2018

Musician, fiddler and composer Aidan O’Rourke spent a year writing daily musical responses to James Robertson’s short story collection 365: Stories.