Life & style, Issue 667

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Looking back on 25 years of commentary on Scottish culture

23 Sep 2010

25 years of The List

A lot has happened in 25 years of Scottish culture. Niki Boyle gives a blow-by-blow account of the major events

How a bumper programme at the Traverse Theatre in 1985 changed Scottish culture

23 Sep 2010

25 years of The List

1985 was a landmark year for The Traverse theatre. Peter Arnott, Chris Hannan and Jo Clifford recall working there to Mark Fisher

The landmark chefs and restaurants from the last 25 years of Scottish food culture

23 Sep 2010

25 years of The List

If there’s one thing that no city can do without it’s good food. Carine Seitz and Jay Thundercliffe showcase the chefs and restaurants who have made their mark over the last 25 years

The List celebrates 25 years in the business by interviewing itself

23 Sep 2010

First word: The List

First record you ever bought ‘Dancing in the Street’ by David Bowie and Mick Jagger. Number One from 7 Sept–5 Oct 1985. First film you saw that really moved you Schindler’s List … and latterly The Bucket List. First movie you ever went on a…

Travel Tips

23 Sep 2010

If camping is your bag, be prepared

Scotland has a large number of campsites to choose from, with varying degrees of facilities, so there should be something for everyone. For more information, check out www.lovecamping.co.uk. Before you head off, make sure your rucksack’s big enough…

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Five things you can do once you are 25

23 Sep 2010

25 years of The List

The final few age-limited hurdles surmounted. Have a drink in Delhi, hire a car abroad, volunteer for the UN, join the Pony Club or join the Indian Merchant Navy. Live life large!

Leith Agency

22 Sep 2010

Honcho Gerry Farrell on Irn Bru

The creative director of the Leith Agency on making a marketing success out of IRN-BRU

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

22 Sep 2010

While the majority of attention this year is on the festival’s Scottish indie allstars album The Fruit Tree Project, it’s worth remembering that there are almost 200 other events happening up and down the country this month, all aimed at tackling the…

Recent Openings

16 Sep 2010

Food news: September 2010

Glasgow The Drake 1 Lynedoch Street, West End, 0141 332 7363, £14 (lunch/dinner) The appearance of another cultured bar in the Charing Cross area of the city gives hope to a stretch challenged by the rise of Argyle Street/Finnieston. For now…

Explore Scotland with some extra special excursions

16 Sep 2010

Take a break from big city life and go exploring the more unusual things to do around your town. Your liver will thank you.

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Top beer gardens in Edinburgh and Glasgow

16 Sep 2010

Edinburgh The Outhouse Tucked into a corner off Broughton Street, theOuthouse boasts a cosy beer garden serving a wide selection of worldbeers. Like other bars in the Broughton area, the Outhouse creates arelaxed vibe. Weekend nights see the…

Pillar of the refurbishment

16 Sep 2010

Corinthian, an icon of the Merchant City’s transformation from commercial to convivial hub, has just emerged from a lavish make-over. Andrea Pearson donned her frock.

I Was There: Banksy

16 Sep 2010

The List's 25th Birthday Special

Banksy exhibits at the Arches, March 2001. By Neil Bratchpiece, Arches front of house duty manager

Location, location, location

16 Sep 2010

Explore the rest of bonny Scotland

If you're itching to get out of Edinburgh or Glasgow, but don’t quite know where to start, thenlook no further for some great deals, by bus andtrain, throughout Scotland. Check out special bus offers from Citylink, whose £5 Super Single tickets can get…

Beach Babies

16 Sep 2010

A guide to the beaches of the East.

While the Scottish weather doesn’t always afford reason to be cheerful, Scotland’s beaches can certainly put a smile on your face

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I Was There: The Mahabharata

16 Sep 2010

The List's 25th Birthday Special

Peter Brook brings his nine-hour epic, The Mahabharata, to the Tramway, 13 Apr 1988. By theatre critic Steve Cramer.

Spotlight on: Dundee

16 Sep 2010

Get full use out of your student railcard

Scotland’s ‘third city’ sits on the River Tay, with the landmark Tay Rail Bridge as a backdrop. Few cities in Britain can match Dundee’s setting, arguably seen at its best from across the river in Fife. After shrugging off its…

Spotlight on: St Andrews

16 Sep 2010

Get full use out of your student railcard

Nestled on the east coast of Fife, less than two hours away from Glasgow and Edinburgh, the picturesque seaside town of St Andrews boasts world famous golf courses, ancient medieval ruins, golden beaches galore, dozens of bars and restaurants and a…

Spotlight on: Stirling

16 Sep 2010

Get full use out of your student railcard

Only a short hop from some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery, the ancient town of Stirling is well worth a visit. Synonymous with two of Scotland’s greatest heroes, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, there's plenty here to wile away a day.

Spotlight on: Aberdeen

16 Sep 2010

Get full use out of your student railcard

Officially, Scotland’s third largest city is both a thriving, youthful university town and a prosperous, grown-up centre thanks to the North Sea oil industry. Just a train or bus ride away from Glasgow and Edinburgh, there are a few wee gems to check…