lodge

Tour a historical gate lodge on the threshold of one of Edinburgh’s architectural gems


The magnificently renovated West Lodge will put its lucky owner on the threshold of one of Edinburgh’s architectural gems.

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Inside a former coast guard station on the shores of the beautiful Moray Firth


Cherry Ambrose and her father Stephen Byford combine past and present in their stylish renovation of former coast guard station Tangle Tower.

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Bestselling author Peter Irvine

Scotland The Best author Peter Irvine’s favourite places


In the shadow of Arthur’s Seat, bestselling author Peter Irvine contemplates the difficult choices he’s endured on the road to producing another Scotland The Best guide. Read more

John Logie Baird’s grandson on the invention of the TV


Without John Logie Baird kickstarting the home TV revolution, we would never have borne witness to the JFK assassination in Dallas, Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, the World Trade Centre attack, America electing a black President or the Tiananmen Square protest.

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Andy Scott: Kelpies sculptor inspired by his Glasgow youth


Glasgow sculptor Andy Scott is the man behind some of Scotland’s most impressive public art, or as he likes to put it: “I make big beasties”.

He’s not wrong. Read more

The Laurieston owner John Clancy still takes no nonsense


Soon to celebrate his 70th birthday, The Laurieston bar owner John Clancy runs one of the most iconic watering holes in Glasgow. Read more

Andrew Carnegie, the Scot who personified the American dream


How is it a lowly Scottish immigrant from Dunfermline arose from poverty to become one of the richest men to have ever lived? Read more

John Muir: The Scot who fathered America’s national parks


John Muir helped federalise America’s national parks on a camping trip with President Roosevelt and yet he was relatively unknown in his native Scotland until the 1970’s.

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Mark Millar’s journey from Glasgow to Gotham


Mark Millar could never have imagined comics would have him rubbing shoulders with Hollywood A-listers, but if his life work has taught us anything it’s not all heroes wear capes. Read more

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Five stunning remote Scottish properties for sale now


If the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Year has you wishing you could escape to your own remote paradise, then take a look at these five out of the way properties.

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7 Stunning Scottish castles for sale right now


Live like royalty in one of these beautiful Scottish castles, which are currently on the market

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Escape to the country: Scottish farms for sale right now


Escape the rat race with one of these Scottish country farm properties, which tick all the boxes for those looking for a more relaxed way of life in an accessible location.

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Escape to the country: farm with extensive land for sale near Glasgow


Enjoy peace and quiet in the country while still being close to city life with this farm and land for sale near Glasgow.

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Fancy staying in a former lookout tower in beautiful Perthshire?


If staying in a truly unique, luxurious Scottish hideaway is your idea of heaven then why not book into The White Tower?

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Highland escape: take a tour of this stunning Scottish log cabin


When Alison Houghman decided a glorified shed wouldn’t do for her wilderness retreat, she turned to the land of
the lumberjack to find her dream log cabin.

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Five of the best croft homes for sale in Scotland just now


If you dream of getting away from it all and wish to escape to a remote Scottish location then take a look at these Highland and Island croft homes, which are currently on the market.

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loch

Take a tour of a former church that boasts stunning views of Loch Fyne


You won’t be able to surf, but views of the loch will take your  breath away at  The Chapel.

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Inside a former bakery in Edinburgh which is now a stunning home


 

Creative couple Katie Webb and Ian Bell were on a roll when they converted a former bakery into a four-bedroom duplex in Edinburgh’s Canonmills.

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Six of the best Scottish castles and estates on the market now


If you have aspirations of grandeur, and a bank balance to match, then why not invest in one of these stunning Scottish castles, stately homes or estates?

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Five of the best coastal homes for sale in Scotland now


If you’re looking for a property that not only has beautiful views, but also offers the chance to blow away some cobwebs thanks to a breath of fresh sea air, then take a look at these coastal and loch-side properties.

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Luxury homes development in prestigious Glasgow address sells out first release


The first release of luxury homes at Park Quadrant Residences has sold out since being released in August, following more than 1,000 enquiries.

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A video tour of MBM Developments Meadowbank development


A family-run building firm has show has developed a fantastic complex of high specification apartments aimed at Edinburgh’s young professionals.

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Fancy owning a former stable block on a historic Borders estate?


 

It may be the former home of horses, but the Pend, Terregles, in Dumfries and Galloway is a splendidly grand property.

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Inside a modern Georgian flat in one of Edinburgh’s most sought-after locations


 

A recent office conversion in a Georgian building has created a beautiful and practical home, discovers Kirsty McLuckie.

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Historical elegance meets luxury living in new Edinburgh development


An architectural gem in Edinburgh’s West End has been sensitively restored to offer discerning homebuyers a rare opportunity.

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Aberdour

Own a slice of history as Aberdour House hits the market


Aberdour House was built in the 17th century in the grounds of Aberdour Castle which was formerly the ancestral home of the Earls of Morton.

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Inside a unique clifftop home that boasts stunning views, extensive grounds and room to extend


A Fife house which clings to the cliff and boasts stunning views of the Tay has gallons of potential, finds Kirsty McLuckie.

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stonehouses

Inside beautiful African-inspired stonehouses in the Highlands


African-inspired designs made Stonehouses a headache to build, but the result is two striking cottages that are way ahead of the curve.

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Take a tour of a stunning home for sale in East Lothian


 

The Clowes had the expertise to build a home to their special requirements without compromising its contemporary style or traditional rural profile.

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Escape to the seaside: charming fixer upper for sale near Aberdeen


Located in the lovely seaside village of Collieston, near Aberdeen, Seaton Cottage is a traditional detached property which offers tremendous potential.

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townhouse

Modern mansion: Inside a beautiful Georgian townhouse for sale in Edinburgh


A smart townhouse has served its time as a summer haven for returning Scots, discovers Kirsty McLuckie.

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lodge

Inside a cosy Borders lodge retreat ideal for a winter break


 

If two’s company, intimate and cosy High Lodge in Dumfries & Galloway has everything you need.

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Escape to the country: inside a stylish steading conversion in East Lothian


Evelyn and Vince James’ elegant converted steading in Tyninghame blends contemporary style with original character.

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castles

Inside a listed mansion home once owned by Queen Victoria’s private physician


A doctor who upgraded the grand home of Queen Victoria’s own physician is proud to have preserved its character for 30 years.

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Catch of the day: B listed cottage for sale with views of the River Tweed and fishing access


Fishing enthusiasts who are looking for a home in which to enjoy their hobby should take a look at this new to the market property.

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Top homes for sale in Scotland for under £100,000


If you don’t think you have the cash for your own home then think again as these properties have just hit the market, and they’re all very affordable.

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island

Three of the best Scottish island properties for sale


Tired of the rat race? Scotland’s island properties offer a refreshing range of choice, finds Kirsty McLuckie.

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mansion

Fancy owning a turreted mansion home with orchard, tennis court and private woodland in Midlothian?


Discerning homebuyers now have the rare opportunity to purchase one of Scotland’s most desirable historic mansion homes located close to the Capital.

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affordable

7 affordable renovation projects in Scotland


If you’re looking for a property to make your mark on, and don’t have a huge budget to buy then take a look at these affordable homes that need a bit of TLC.

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Fancy renting an entire Scottish estate complete with hot tub, games room, library and cinema room?


With family in Scotland but living in Dubai, Jan and Ellie Felton were keen to find a business venture that allowed them to spend more time in the UK – a holiday home seemed like a good option.

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Island home with beautiful views, shore access and grounds for sale on the Isle of Raasay


Potential buyers looking for the peace and serenity of island life will find their dream property in a stunning traditional house on the banks of the Isle of Raasay.

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Win a stunning Scottish castle for the same price as a pizza


If you’d like to move into more regal surroundings this Christmas, and help a range charities (all for the price of a pizza) then this competition ticks all the boxes.

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The most expensive homes for sale in Edinburgh just now


Want to live in the Capital and have a few pounds to spend? Then take a look at these luxurious, expensive homes that are on the market now.

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garden

Three of the best garden flats for sale in Edinburgh city centre


Those hot summer days might be over but gardens are still prized in the middle of Edinburgh, finds Kirsty McLuckie

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Inside a historic former hospital in Edinburgh


A fine historic conversion of a former Edinburgh hospital makes a healthy family home, writes Kirsty McLuckie.

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Lairds

Modern laird’s home with direct loch access and private grounds spanning 2.5 acres for sale on Skye


Live like a modern day laird in this luxurious property, which boasts stunning views, loch access and all mod cons.

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Highland

A secluded three bedroom Highland cottage is on sale for the same price as a one bedroom flat in Edinburgh


If you’d rather spend your hard earned cash on a Highland country bolthole rather than a city, then this charming cottage may be what you’re looking for.

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Is this the most luxurious home for sale in Scotland right now?


Upgrade your current property to this modern, luxurious home near Hamilton, which boasts a games room, swimming pool and spa area.

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Fancy renting this grand Scottish mansion for the weekend?


Ian and Ruth Macallan’s elegant mansion house is the perfect place to entertain and impress guests.

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mansion

Three of the best: modern mansion houses


 

Top of the range contemporary mansion homes can be worth the price tag, finds Kirsty McLuckie.

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Manse

Inside a stunning former Manse home in East Lothian


 

An East Lothian house with an interesting past gets the attention it deserves, discovers Kirsty McLuckie. Read more

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Fancy winning a Scottish mansion worth £1.7M?


If you all want for Christmas is a grand Georgian mansion complete with a luxury interior, nine hole golf course and 32 acres, then this unbelievable raffle is definitely worth entering.

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Edinburgh

Is this Edinburgh’s most stylish Airbnb rental?


An French academic couple experimented with the layout of their Edinburgh main door flat to make it healthy, sustainable and stylish.

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eco

Inside a stunning eco home in the Highlands


Escape to a modern home in the beautiful Highlands, which has been designed with an impressive array of eco credentials.

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Fife cottage

Take a tour of this charming cottage in Fife


When Morven Sutherland first visited Kirkton of Balmerino, just west of Newport-on-Tay in Fife, she was instantly smitten.

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Loch Voil

Modern homes and plots for sale overlooking stunning Loch location


Invest in not one but two ready-to-move-into homes plus eight plots of land overlooking the beautiful location of Loch Voil in Stirlingshire.

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Is this Scotland’s grandest holiday let?


Take a tour of this stunning holiday let in the beautiful Angus Glen. Read more

Inside a Georgian Pied-à-Terre on sale in Edinburgh World Heritage Site


Capital buyers have a rare opportunity to purchase an A-listed Pied-à-Terre within Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site.

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Steading home for sale in the heart of the Malt Whisky Trail


If you love the Scottish countryside and enjoy a dram or two then this property, which sits within the heart of the Malt Whisky Tour, may be the home for you.

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distillery

Former distillery home for sale in Perthshire


Escape the rat race and enjoy a slower pace of life in the beautiful Perthshire countryside thanks to this spacious family home, which sits on the site of a former whisky distillery.

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You can rent this Game of Thrones star’s childhood home


Fans of the popular TV show can now experience the grand childhood home of Rose Leslie, who played Wildling Ygritte, as it is available to rent on Airbnb.

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Take a tour of this stylish New Town flat in Edinburgh


Enjoy city life in the capital in this beautiful renovated flat, which is now on the market.

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cottage

Inside a stunning cottage for sale in Midlothian


A Victorian beauty in a conservation village is a tempting proposition, finds Kirsty McLuckie.

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Edinburgh property

Edinburgh ranked top in UK housing index


If you love living in Scotland’s capital city then you’re not alone as Edinburgh has been found to be the best place to live in the UK

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Three of the best one bedroom properties for sale in Edinburgh


It is convenient to have a spare bedroom for guests, but if can put all your property purchasing budget into a one bedroom place, you can get a lot more sociable space for you money says Kirsty McLuckie.

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croft

Remote croft and cottages for sale in Shetland’s most northerly village


Find total escapism in this remote croft, which has been uninhabited for almost 80 years, and is now on the market.

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abandoned

Is this Scotland’s most interesting abandoned building?


Even in a state of disrepair, it’s easy to see that this building is something special. Built by Peter Womersley for Bernat Klein as a studio, the abandoned property has been sitting empty for years.

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Park

First look inside the luxury Glasgow Park Quadrant Residences


A collection of apartments, duplexes and penthouses that will form the missing piece of Park Circus, Glasgow have recently been released for sale, and this is what buyers can expect from their luxurious new home.

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Midlothian

Take a tour of CALA’s award-winning properties in Midlothian


 

There’s no denying that the opening of the Borders Railway has made many parts of Midlothian and the Scottish Borders even more desirable for commuters, whether heading into Edinburgh for work or simply for a day out.

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Klein

Inside the iconic Klein House currently for sale in Scottish Borders


A Category A listed iconic home from the 1950s designed by architect Peter Wormsley and built for renowned textile designer Bernat Klein, has been put on the market for the first time and keen buyers and design lovers can soon step inside it for a viewing.

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history

Unique castle flat for sale in Fife with surprising history


Own a piece of a Scottish castle – for a bargain price – with this two bedroom flat, which has an interesting history and links to a former British Prime Minister.

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party

Is this Scotland’s ultimate party house?


With facilities such as a cinema room, hot tub, games room and bar, Stuckgowan House may be the ideal place to throw your next party…and without the clean up.

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A-listed mansion for sale in Dumfries and Galloway


Realise regal dreams with this stunning, listed mansion home, which has just come on the market.

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Park

Luxury Glasgow residences continue city property growth


A contemporary luxury residential development, which will complete Glasgow’s famous 19th century masterplan within the city’s prestigious Park area, has generated more than 600 buyer enquiries.

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Glasgow SME start-up Swipii sets sail for Europe


Since the dawn of e-commerce on the internet, high-street retailers have been struggling to offer up tangible alternatives to the efficiency and ubiquity of online shopping. Read more

Perth

Grand design: modern home for sale in Perth


If you love contemporary design and are a fan of mod cons worthy of the Channel Four show then this home in Perth is worth a look.

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Park Circus

Fly-through video showcases missing piece at Park Circus


An impressive fly-through video has been unveiled to provide a glimpse of the new residential development that will form the missing piece at Park Circus, Glasgow.

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A look inside a once derelict East Linton cottage


Converting a derelict East Linton cottage into a holiday home offered conservation architects and interior design specialists Ron and Katrina Tremmel the chance to do something a little different.

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David Dunbar Buick: Scots engineer who lost everything on automotive gamble


The iconic luxury of Buick motors have the distinction of being the oldest American brand of automobiles, but Scotland has the honour of being home to its founder. Read more

Jimmy McLaughlin: Creating a fictitious matriarch befitting of QMU history


In the many years Jimmy McLaughlin served pints and peanuts at Glasgow University’s Queen Margaret Union, he served up a side of ridiculous fiction that became legend on campus. Read more

Graeme Obree smashed records on homemade cycles


Graeme Obree should need no introduction, but alas, he shares his name with an iconic Scottish locomotive. Read more

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Ten things you didn’t know about JK Rowling


When talking about JK Rowling in the context of great Scots of the modern age, we should perhaps first dispense with the elephant in the room.

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Heather Reid shares optimism over future of science education


‘Heather the Weather’ spent 15 years greeting the nation with her trademark “Hello there” as Reporting Scotland’s effervescent meteorologist.

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Robert Watson-Watt: Scotland’s top secret war hero


Compared to the true grit of pilots who flew during the Battle of Britain, accounts of Robert Watson-Watt barely appear as a blip on the radar in the history of aerial warfare. Read more

Teenage esports star at forefront of competitive gaming


Professional gamer Alessandro ‘Palmatoro’ Palmarini has three European Championship titles under his belt and the 17-year-old hasn’t even left school. Read more

Thomas Dewar: A lesson in whisky advertising


Dewar’s scotch has long been one of the most recognisable brands in the whisky world. Crack open a bottle and your palate finds itself at the epicentre of the Scottish flavour map. Read more

Alexander Fleming: Everyman who saved millions


Consider how many lives Alexander Fleming has saved with the discovery of penicillin. Most people return from a vacation to a stack of mail; Fleming returned to a universal miracle cure for infection. Read more

Seven of the best quotes from Sir Alex Ferguson


You can’t win 49 trophies and finish your career regarded as one of the greatest football managers of all time without saying a few interesting things along the way. So without further introduction, here are the seven most memorable quotes from legendary Scottish football figure Sir Alex Ferguson.

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Paul Walker: Designing 21st Century tweed


In a secret green space off of Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, Paul Walker’s studio is packed with tweeds of every imaginable pattern, colour and texture.

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Take a tour of The Kelpies in 360 degrees


Scottish sculptor Andy Scott has created some of largest pieces of public art with dozens of installations appearing in public places across the country – and now you can view it in our 360-degree tour. Read more

Greatest voices in Rangers history


There have been countless great voices to enter through the famous doors at Ibrox.

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Joan Eardley: The painter’s painter


While her name may not be first on the list of prominent Scottish painters, Joan Eardley carved out a niche for herself in 20th Century Scottish art.

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Hastings brothers: Destiny with Scottish greatness


There’s an old tale which states the career of Gavin Hastings, and by extension his younger brother Scott, two talismanic figures for Scottish rugby through most of the 80s and into the mid-90s, might not have happened were it not for a freak accident involving a car, the school rugby coach and young Gavin’s leg.

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Founder of Made Brave Andy Dobbie

What it’s like founding a start-up in Scotland


When Andrew Dobbie quit his job in 2012, he had a two-week old baby and £1000 in the bank. Since then, his brand-led digital marketing agency Made Brave has grown to accommodate 30 staff offering a full service agency working for clients in Scotland and beyond.

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh

How Charles Rennie Mackintosh shaped Glasgow


The design influences of Charles Rennie Mackintosh have sunk tendrils deep into Glasgow’s cultural identity over the course of 100 years.
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Ten of the best quotes from Scottish comedians


The Scottish sense of humour is renowned for being one of the most unique anywhere in the world.
In fact, Scotland has produced some of the world’s finest comic performers. Read more

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Ena Baxter: a pioneer of Scotland’s food industry


Ena Baxter, née Robertson, was a cook, painter and businesswoman, who became one of the UK’s wealthiest women in the 1990s.

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Billy Connolly: the one man comedy “revolution”


He was the original Glasgow patter merchant who shook up the comedy establishment with a brand of Scottish humour that allowed us to laugh at ourselves – and laugh like never before.

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Sean Connery: the original James Bond


FOR an entire generation, Sean Connery is James Bond.

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Five little known facts about Robert Burns


The life and works of Robert Burns are celebrated right around the world, and none more-so than January 25: Burns Night. Read more

James Clerk Maxwell: the inventor of colour photography


One of the top-3 influential physicists, alongside Einstein and Newton,  and responsible for the greatest revelation in modern physics.

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How Andy Murray triumphed against the odds


Andy Murray rounded out 2016 as the World No1 tennis player and a knighthood, but it wasn’t all plain sailing for the Scot.

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Irvine Welsh: An Edinburgh “inspiration”


Irvine Welsh’s ascent from obscurity to Scottish literary royalty was born from an ability to capture the brutal realism of everyday life in some of Edinburgh’s most deprived areas.

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Sir Alex Ferguson: the secret behind his success?


Sir Alex Ferguson’s illustrious career in football management famously began in modest circumstances at East Stirlingshire in 1974.   Read more

Robert Louis Stevenson: a pioneer of the written word


Robert Louis Stevenson is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers to come out of the flourishing Scottish literary scene.
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Donald Dewar: Scottish Parliament’s founding father


Donald Dewar was the man who delivered devolution and became tagged “Father of the Nation” – but he hated the title.
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Conan Doyle: what was the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes?


Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of the Sherlock Holmes novels, has had an enormous influence on popular culture over the last century.

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Scotsman poet William Letford. Picture: TSPL

Billy Letford: the teacher who inspired me to become a poet


When Billy Letford received career advice from one of the country’s highest regarded literary figures, he initially brushed it off.

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Dan Bell is vlogging the road less travelled on his bike


Adventurous photographer Dan Bell is exploring Scotland’s great outdoors in a new series of Facebook vlogs, discovering the journey is just as important as the destination.

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The unsolved mystery of Gilmerton Cove


The intriguing subterranean dwelling of Gilmerton Cove has been shrouded in mystery since a 1906 Scotsman article poked holes in its origin story. Read more