Issue 204
July/August 2018


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    St Cecilia's honour restored once more

    TUCKED AWAY down an Edinburgh side street, just off the Royal Mile, lies the city's oldest concert hall. Commissioned by the Edinburgh Musical Society and built in 1763, St Cecilia's Hall, once a key venue for socialising, learning and hearing performances by the best musicians in the city has struggled in the last few years to attract interest or visitors… read more>>

    Editorial Comment

    THE SUCCESS of this year's week-long pilot of a film school on Skye, which Chris Young, producer of The Inbetweeners, organized last month, underlines the bureaucratic indecision that is preventing Scotland getting its own film studios… read more>>

    The Mack: 'Com'era; Dov'era.…

    THERE IS A collective numb incredulity about the second, and, as it turned out, far more devastating fire at 'the Mack' that we all woke up to one Saturday morning a few weeks back… read more>>

    Gardener to the nation's stations

    OMCE UPON A TIME, in the heyday of the railways, each station prided itself on its floral displays. Then, they disappeared and in southwest Scotland, at least, you could see nothing on the platforms except perhaps a tub with a dried up hollyhock or buddleia in it… read more>>

    Artists' gallery for the artist's town

    LAST AUTUMN, I snooped around Kirkcudbright's old town hall, which was having a £3.1 million make-over to transform it into an art gallery. Outside were workmen, who told me it would open in the summer. 'The Monarch will be there!' said one… read more>>

    Lindisfarne's new message?

    I'M IN A FIREPLACE showroom, one of the best in the country, I think. It's in an Englishman's dream home, a castle. Rather a good one. Hats off to the National Trust for investing some £ 2 million to ensure this wonderful property stays in good fettle… read more>>

    From the Mack to the V & A

    THIS IS a bad time for some of Scotland's iconic buildings. Glasgow School of Art now faces demolition after the second, far more serious fire to hit it in four years… read more>>

    Maxwell's Cauld Blast

    THE TERRIFYING Lord Famedram who publishes this organ from his sinister mock Gothic castle in the demi-Highlands has long been at the cutting edge of innovation… read more>>

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