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Rusticated… (III)

December 6, 2018
by Brian Morton

  We hardly know each other, but if you’ve even briefly eavesdropped one of these ramblings you’ll know that I suffer from a condition called RSH, or rurally specific humiliation. In essence, this distressing ailment causes the sufferer to do improbable things in the open, on the basis that,...

Books of the Year 2018- A Literary Advent Calendar

December 6, 2018

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to pick the books that they most enjoyed reading in 2018. There will be new selections every day throughout December. Today's selection is from Mark Douglas-Home.

Books of the Year 2018- A Literary Advent Calendar

December 5, 2018

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to pick the books that they most enjoyed reading in 2018. There will be new selections every day throughout December. Today's selection is from Aran Ward Sell.

Books of the Year 2018 – A Literary Advent Calendar

December 4, 2018

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to pick the books that they most enjoyed reading in 2018. There will be new selections every day throughout December. Today's selection is from Nick Major.

Books of the Year 2018 – A Literary Advent Calendar

December 3, 2018

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to pick the books that they most enjoyed reading in 2018. There will be new selections every day throughout December. Today's selection is from Anna Girling.

Books of the Year 2018 – A Literary Advent Calendar

December 2, 2018

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to pick the books that they most enjoyed reading in 2018. There will be new selections every day throughout December. Today's selection is from Alistair Moffat.

Sue Black wins Saltire Book of the Year, Canongate Publisher of the Year

December 1, 2018
by Kristian Kerr

  St Andrew’s Night saw the presentation of the annual Saltire Literary Awards at a ceremony in Edinburgh. This year’s setting under the canopy of Dynamic Earth at Holyrood gave a welcome sparkle to the occasion, with the museum’s revolving globe projecting the illusion of snow...

Books of the Year 2018 – A Literary Advent Calendar

December 1, 2018

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to pick the books that they most enjoyed reading in 2018. There will be new selections every day throughout December. Today's selection is from Christopher Silver.

Renaturing Scotland

November 26, 2018
by Christopher Harvie

  I. The Lorelei express helpfully links Cologne and Tuebingen, but the Rhine didn’t look too good. In place of the swift rush of its waters – conveying and challenging barges, pleasure boats of all sizes, ferries – there were dried-out shores of pale stone: several metres lower than normal....

Book of the Month: Amphibian by Christina Neuwirth

November 17, 2018
by Kristian Kerr

  On a summer’s day Rose Ellis arrives at the job she doesn’t-much-love but doesn’t-hate-enough-to-leave to find that her entire floor will be subjected to an ‘AquaProductivity’ experiment. Stagnating sales at Edinburgh’s MoneyTownCashGrowth are, quite literally, putting her team under...