Art & Design

Empire: sensational expo at The Old Rope Works, Montrose

You only have a few days left to catch this superb exhibition in the atmospheric, lightly refurbished Old Rope Works in Montrose. Empire is A Society of Scottish Artists members’ exhibition, curated by Gayle Nelson PSSA and Alan Bond SSA. It looks at both the positive and sinister aspects of

Interiors

John O’Groats, more than a signpost

It was a long way to travel to get a photo of a signpost. However, these days visitors to John O’Groats are less likely to turn on their heel disappointed at travelling all that way just for some signage. Thanks to Natural Retreats, who worked with Scottish architects GLM and Manchester interior design company, No Chintz, there is self-catering accommodation, a shop and co-operative cafe.  Admirably, Natural Retreats decided to keep the original building because upgrading and extending was a lot

Writing & Film

45 Years: brilliant and in cinemas now

Lots of people are raving about this, a brand new film directed by Andrew Haigh from a David Constantine short story. 45 years tells the story of Kate (Charlotte Rampling) who is planning a party to celebrate her 45th wedding anniversary. One week before the celebration, however, a letter arrives for her husband, Geoff (Tom Courtenay), that reawakens troubling and long-hidden memories. Kate becomes increasingly concerned by Geoff’s preoccupation with the letter and the ensuing revelations about his past. By

Food & Drink

Orange Crumb Salmon by Fyfe Smokery

Today, Elaine Hardie from Fyfe Smokery in Dunfermline brings Avocado Sweet readers her latest recipe. This really simple dish works well for both salmon and trout.  Salmon is mostly farmed nowadays, and therefore it is sustainable and has no impact on wild fish stocks. It is more affordable than ever, so is ideal for a dinner party when feeding a crowd. Try doing this recipe in one whole side of fish for the wow factor! Orange Crumb Salmon – serves

Events

Empire: sensational expo at The Old Rope Works, Montrose

You only have a few days left to catch this superb exhibition in the atmospheric, lightly refurbished Old Rope Works in Montrose. Empire is A Society of Scottish Artists members’ exhibition, curated by Gayle Nelson PSSA and Alan Bond SSA. It looks at both the positive and sinister aspects of Scotland’s colonial history with tea, opium, imported plants, whalebone and a hangman’s noose all represented in the dimly lit, ivy clad walls of this raw, post industrial gallery space. The

Shopping

Orange Crumb Salmon by Fyfe Smokery

Today, Elaine Hardie from Fyfe Smokery in Dunfermline brings Avocado Sweet readers her latest recipe. This really simple dish works well for both salmon and trout.  Salmon is mostly farmed nowadays, and therefore it is sustainable and has no impact on wild fish stocks. It is more affordable than ever, so is ideal for a dinner party when feeding a crowd. Try doing this recipe in one whole side of fish for the wow factor! Orange Crumb Salmon – serves