Have yourself a very Scottish Christmas and New Year

December 4, 2015

Scotland’s Winter Festivals celebrate the spirit and fun of the festive season, all warmed up with a cosy jumper and a wee dram. Across the land, Scotland’s towns, cities and villages are dressed up and ready to sparkle, offering Christmas markets full of delicious local produce and fun and attractions to keep the naughty and nice children entertained.


Alyth set to ‘Shine’ at hebcelt

June 12, 2015

Home for Alyth McCormack is two distinct places. There’s Lewis, where she was born and raised, and there’s County Wexford in Ireland, where she has lived with her husband, musician Noel Eccles, for the last three years. Despite having moved to Ireland eight years ago, it’s only since settling in the country, an hour from Dublin, that her native island of Lewis has had a rival for what she regards as “home”.


Nothing idle about Roddy and co

October 9, 2014

After a five-year gap, Idlewild are back recording and touring once more, playing intimate gigs across the Highlands and islands, writes Susan Welsh