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Charles Harris
An enchanting waterfall in the hidden vale

An enchanting waterfall in the hidden vale

DEAR READERS, I thought this time I would describe something of the reality of making real classical art in Scotland. For there are many aspects one needs to consider and none of them are foolish ...

Jackie Anderson
Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Bake your cake NOW before it's too late!

Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Bake your cake NOW before it's too late!

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING to do this week? Why not make your own Christmas cake? After this weekend you will not have long enough to feed it!

This is the cake I have made ...

Jackie Anderson
Dust spots!

Dust spots!

THE GOOD Housekeeping Institute has this week published “nine easy-to-miss cleaning spots in the home“, really? I look around my home and can quite easily pick out nine or more not-so-easy-to-miss spots that need cleaning. ...

Christopher Anderson
Thank Gord! It’s Strachan

Thank Gord! It’s Strachan

In the week that the SFA begins deliberations on who should replace Gordon Strachan as Scottish football team manager we give you this blast from the past by Chris Anderson, written in January 2013…

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Charles Harris
Art education must change

Art education must change

As regular readers will know – I have written often about the great difficulty that traditional artists like myself face trying to deliver what the public asks for – art that, whilst challenging and thought ...

Jackie Anderson
Unashamedly Mad!

Unashamedly Mad!

WELL, THAT'S SUMMER OVER for another year, the summer clothes are now packed away for their annual reappearance next year. The heating's on and now that Strictly and X-Factor have kicked off, Winter's on its way. 

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Christopher Anderson
A short story: The Grace Patton murder

A short story: The Grace Patton murder

AROUND 1957 as a new recruit I was teamed up with a more experienced policeman to patrol the Granton Harbour area in Edinburgh, a known hot spot to the police.

Rab and ...

Charles Harris
Seeking to enrich our lives with Classical Art rather than more cold modernism.

Seeking to enrich our lives with Classical Art rather than more cold modernism.

DEAR READERS,

Since I last wrote I have been asked, "Why are you the only academic talking about a failed obsession with modern art'' Answer: I am not, and even if I were, ...

Christopher Anderson
A short story: Jock walks the gangplank

A short story: Jock walks the gangplank

A MAJOR INDUSTRY in Edinburgh in the fifties and sixties was printing and publishing and this required paper.

The importing of Esparto grass was used to make high quality paper, and boats ...

Jackie Anderson
What on earth has happened to Edinburgh Airport ?

What on earth has happened to Edinburgh Airport ?

She's back with her weekly column! Bringing her very own sense of outrage and insight to modern living, Jackie takes no prisoners on the customer experience travelling from Edinburgh Airport... 

Christopher Anderson
A short story: Paddy and the Night Court

A short story: Paddy and the Night Court

PADDY'S HOME TURF was the High Street in central Edinburgh and he had a great relationship with the locals, including the local police who had to arrest Paddy frequently for being drunk and disorderly. Paddy’s ...

Charles Harris
A Perthshire tale of life and nature

A Perthshire tale of life and nature

DEAR READERS,

This weekend I would like to concentrate on nature again, as I believe everybody should seek an opportunity for regular encounters in whatever form, to help cherish and remind us of ...