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Highlights of Edinburgh's St Andrew's Day 2014 celebrations include The Hazey Janes

20 Oct 2014

Plus ice skating, ceilidh dancing, storytelling and a Scottish Market in St Andrew Square on 30 Nov

Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square will host a full day of free activities to mark St Andrew’s Day this year. From 10am–10pm on Sunday 30 November, a series of live music, dancing and storytelling events will take place in the square. Organised by…

Section 33: pop-up restaurant in Govanhill Baths transforms old swimming pool

15 Oct 2014

Sea of impressive food in edgy location with a resident DJ to complete underground dining experience

Pop-ups, along with street food, food festivals and the now fading supper clubs aren't just occasional food events. At their best, they offer challenges to well-established paradigms of eating out. Hospitality heads off piste, restaurant walls are…

The best day and night activities in Glasgow and Edinburgh – Oct / Nov 2014

15 Oct 2014

Including the Good Food Show Scotland, Gordon Buchanan, Samhuinn Fire Festival and Close Fest

Good Food Show Scotland The food and drink extravaganza heads north again for another serving of celebrity chefs and star culinary attractions. Special guests include Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, James Martin and Tom Kitchin. SECC, Glasgow, Fri 17–Sun…

Restaurant Review: Salt Café

15 Oct 2014

Proper food with a bit of punch from ex-Bonham chef Neil Mulgrew

Despite the salty-seadog clinker boat, the prominence of North Berwick lobster and other seafood on the menu and some down-to-earth informality, a key inspiration for this new venue is the acronym of Seasonal and Local Thinking. This might be sound…

Five Reasons to go to The Fit Festival 2014

13 Oct 2014

Banish the post-summer excesses at a festival which forgoes guilt and embraces healthy change

Harder Working out the most productive changes to make to your lifestyle can often be the hardest part of getting fit. With over 70 confirmed exhibitors setting up shop, including personal trainers, chiropractors, yoga instructors and even a…

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What to expect at the 2014 West End Beer Festival

10 Oct 2014

Head to Teuchters, The Melville, The Grosvenor, The Ghillie Dhu and Ryan's Bar to taste craft beer

The West End Beer Festival is set take place on 19 Oct at five of the city’s top West End bars, as part of the Edinburgh Restaurant Festival. Each venue has collaborated with one of Scotland’s finest microbreweries to bring a host of craft beers to the…

How Did You Get That Job? Stephen Scott, Sound Designer / Managing Director

3 Oct 2014

Managing Director of Bigmouth Audio Ltd discusses how he made it to the top

Name: Stephen Scott Job title: Managing Director / Sound Designer Company: Bigmouth Audio Ltd When did you start your job? 2012 So what does your job actually involve? My job involves juggling a lot of things. I work as the Managing Director…

Edinburgh’s Christmas 2014 celebrations revealed

30 Sep 2014

Programme of festive markets, shows and events will kick off on Fri 21 Nov

Edinburgh’s Christmas celebrations for 2014-15 were revealed this morning, at the Assembly Rooms on George Street. Run by Underbelly and Unique Events, this year’s collection of festive markets, attractions and performances will open on Friday 21…

Highlights of the Edinburgh Restaurant Festival

23 Sep 2014

Events to showcase best of capital's cuisine include exclusive festival menus at top restaurants

Street Food Casual street food has taken an upward turn in various quarters of Edinburgh, not least when there’s the excuse for two or more vans to gather together. Look out for a DJ-soundtracked Street Feastival curated by Glasgow outfit Kiltr from…

Restaurant review: Victor & Carina Contini Caffè & Cannonball

23 Sep 2014

Italian-Scots food hub on the Royal Mile brings quality food to tourist trail

Carina and Victor Contini do projects like ducks do water. Or maybe, in fact, swans: a slightly confusing identity at first, plenty of paddling beneath the surface, but ultimately graceful and distinguished. Since decoupling from Valvona & Crolla ten…

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Restaurant review: Hutchesons

23 Sep 2014

Minute attention to culinary detail ensures quality dining in a beautifully restored building

Anyone wandering in the Merchant City will invariably have their eye drawn to the imposing and elegant Hutchesons’ Hall. Built as a hospital in the early 19th century (relocating from the Trongate, from where it had operated since the 1640s), the…

Need a break? Read our guide on the best ways to travel on a budget

10 Sep 2014

Some tips on travelling the world for cheap, including couchsurfing, hitchhiking and charity work

Travel Bus, train, plane – however you chose to travel to your destination, make sure you get the best cut-price deals by checking Skyscanner, STA Travel and StudentUniverse before you leave. If you go by bus, Megabus operates in the UK, Europe and…

Six of the best: a guide to budget eating in Glasgow

10 Sep 2014

The finest low-price cafes, restaurants and eateries in the city, including Martha’s and Old Salty’s

Under £5 Babu Bombay Street Kitchen This player in Glasgow’s vibrant pop-up street food scene also has this city centre café-takeaway. Excellent Indian food (with nods to the local diet) starts early with breakfast chapatti wraps, on to delicious…

Six of the best: a guide to budget eating in Edinburgh

10 Sep 2014

The finest low-price cafes, restaurants and eateries in the capital, including Oink & Illegal Jack's

Under £5 Bollywood: The Coffee Box This old police box is a cheap curry stop and mini arts space where cooked-to-order food is extra impressive given the cramped kitchen conditions. Samosas, rasam soup and chicken and veggie curries can be enjoyed al…

Student Guide 2014: The best student bars in Edinburgh

10 Sep 2014

Featuring Wee Red Bar, Sandy Bell's, Pear Tree House, The Earl of Marchmont, Bramble and Bar Soba

Sure, student union bars are cheap – but which are the best ones? In the capital, Edinburgh College of Art’s Wee Red Bar is a gem. As well as low-priced drinks, look out for upcoming club nights Jackhammer (techno), Mjölk (Swedish indie) and longtime…

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Student Guide 2014: The best student bars in Glasgow

10 Sep 2014

Featuring Vodka Wodka, The Art School, Bloc, Nice'n'Sleazy, Tingle Shooter Bar, Flat 0/1 and Lucky 7

Before you start venturing into town, it's worth noting that Glasgow’s university campuses are home to some great student bars too. The QMUnion Champions Bar shows endless live sport, alongside comfy sofas, pool tables and cheap beer. Jim’s Bar is where…

The best private dining rooms in Edinburgh

3 Sep 2014

Seven memorable venues for bespoke dining occasions in Edinburgh

Merge Edinburgh’s reputation as a fine food destination with its historic buildings and dramatic architecture, and the opportunity to eat well in some truly distinctive venues is there to be grabbed. We highlight some of the most distinctive private…

Smoak, Nusou, Wild Rover, The Laughing Stock and more compete in British Street Food Awards 2014

26 Aug 2014

Whitmuir Organic Farm, The Big Blu and Scoff are also among the Scottish contenders

There’s no denying that street food has been having a moment for the past couple of years. There’s been an explosion of food trucks popping up all over the place in the past year, culminating in a thriving movement in Scotland which covers all the bases…

Forth Bridges Festival 2014 celebrates 50 years since construction of Forth Road Bridge

17 Aug 2014

Celebrating the Forth Road Bridge's half decade

It just so happens that this year of historic events happening in Scotland will also see the relatively minor but not inconsiderable 50th anniversary of the Forth Road Bridge arrive, even as the Firth’s third bridge, the Queensferry Crossing, rises from…

Festival 2014 to host a series of cultural events to celebrate the Glasgow Commonwealth Games

15 Jul 2014

Live music, film, comedy, film and fashion events to coincide with the Games

Glasgow Green Live Zone One of Glasgow’s most iconic city parks will be transformed into a huge home for the duration of the Games. The Living Room hosts the main stage, with themed days celebrating the music of Commonwealth Cultures (Thu 24 Jul)…

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The Vintage @ Drygate: destination drinking and dining in Glasgow

15 Jul 2014

The team-up between Tennent's and Williams Bros is an impressive and expansive cathedral to beer

Anyone drinking or dining out recently can’t fail to have noticed the rise of craft beer and independent breweries, not only across Scotland but globally. Such a phenomenon has this market become that mass producers are getting involved, too – hence…

Family activities during the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games

15 Jul 2014

A series of interactive workshops planned including the Big Big BIG Sing and Get Scotland Dancing

With music, theatre, art, dance and more all crammed into Glasgow’s Commonwealth cultural celebrations, it’s tempting to sit back, observe and absorb as a passive spectator. But get out there and get involved as an active participant, and you’ll be sure…

Vintage Glasgow returns for second year to coincide with 2014 Commonwealth Games

15 Jul 2014

A weekend of fashion, music and dressing up as part of the Merchant City Festival

We predict the 2014 look du jour over at the Athletes’ Village will be going very big on Lycra singlets, tech-filled running shoes and racerback sports bras. Meanwhile, down in the Merchant City, the fashion will be feeling far more nostalgic. Over two…

Gallery: eye-catching food vehicles

15 Jul 2014

The iconic cars, trucks and tuk tuks keeping you fed and watered around Edinburgh and Glasgow

If you spot any more, tweet the pic to @thelistmagazine and we’ll add them to our ever-growing Facebook album.

20 unmissable events during the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games

9 Jul 2014

With so much going on during the Commonwealth Games, we round up the highlights to sprint along to

Queen’s Baton Relay Various locations across Scotland, until Tue 22 Jul Look out for additional cultural and sporting events taking place along the route to ensure everyone is part of the build-up to the Games. The Marathon Storytelling Cycling…