Art & Design

Blue Fields: Biggar photogapher shortlisted for Sony World Photographic Awards

Such a bizarre world is captured in these stunning pictures. Blue Fields was shot by Scottish landscape photographer Simon Butterworth at a solar salt operation in Shark Bay, the westernmost point of mainland Australia. The images were shot from a light aircraft flying at between 4,000 & 5,000ft with Simon

Interiors

Scottish shed shortlisted for Shed of the Year!

A shed in the grounds of Inshriach House, near Aviemore has been shortlisted for Shed of the Year 2015. You can vote for the Scottish contender on the readers sheds website. George Clarke will be introducing the finalists on his TV series and announcing the winner on  Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year, airing on Channel 4 in June. Walter Micklethwait, who runs Inshriach House, built the shed with help from his girlfriend Lizzy Westman. (pictured at the bottom of this post)

Writing & Film

JFK on art: ‘we must set the artist free’

This is an an excerpt from a great speech given by John F Kennedy on 26 October 1963 at Amherst College in Massachusetts, in honour of the poet Robert Frost. Frost had died in January of that year. In this speech, President Kennedy made clear the need for a nation to represent itself not only through its strength but also through its art and through, “full recognition of the place of the artist.” “Our national strength matters, but the spirit which

Food & Drink

Foodies walking tours of St Andrews and Edinburgh

Would you consider signing up for a foodies walking tour of your home town? Alan Chalmers, after seeing foodie walking tours in cities in Canada and America, decided to start one in Edinburgh, and more recently, in St Andrews.  It’s true that most of his customers are tourists,  ranging from high end visitors to backpackers, who save up the £49 for the food tour as the main treat during their visit. Nevertheless, the pitstops are places frequented by locals and,

Events

Foodies walking tours of St Andrews and Edinburgh

Would you consider signing up for a foodies walking tour of your home town? Alan Chalmers, after seeing foodie walking tours in cities in Canada and America, decided to start one in Edinburgh, and more recently, in St Andrews.  It’s true that most of his customers are tourists,  ranging from high end visitors to backpackers, who save up the £49 for the food tour as the main treat during their visit. Nevertheless, the pitstops are places frequented by locals and,

Shopping

Foodies walking tours of St Andrews and Edinburgh

Would you consider signing up for a foodies walking tour of your home town? Alan Chalmers, after seeing foodie walking tours in cities in Canada and America, decided to start one in Edinburgh, and more recently, in St Andrews.  It’s true that most of his customers are tourists,  ranging from high end visitors to backpackers, who save up the £49 for the food tour as the main treat during their visit. Nevertheless, the pitstops are places frequented by locals and,