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Food-related activities in Fife11 Jul 2012
Fruit picking, farm shops and cafes in Fife
There are plenty of ways to get active in Fife. David Pollock works up an appetite.
Behind the scenes at St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese11 Jul 2012
Fife’s pioneering cheesemaker shares her art with visitors to the farm
Rarely has one cheese gone so far. Not only has the Stewart family managed to spin a delightful café business out of their award-winning Anster cheese, but the building on their family farm Falside also houses a viewing gallery where customers can watch…
Angus Ales brings micro-brewing to the land of golf9 Jul 2012
The first small-scale brewery in the area for 50 years won't be the last
When Alan Lawson established Angus Ales in 2009, there had been no brewery in the county of Angus for half a century, he says. The new micro-brewery found plenty of inspiration in the area's championship golf courses.
An overview of Glencadam Distillery9 Jul 2012
After many owners, Angus' only distillery is producing well-respected whisky
It’s the only distillery in Angus, but Glencadam in Brechin has history. Whisky has been produced in the same building since 1825, although the premises were significantly expanded in the 1950s.
5 reasons to go to... Deadly Rhythm7 Mar 2011
Alex Surguladze's brand new dubstep, grime and garage night opens at La Cheetah
1. It’s a brand new night, sort of ‘It’s an extension of a night I ran down in London,’ says promoter Alex Surguladze. ‘As the three of us who ran it have moved around the country [he’s in Glasgow to study] we’ve taken it with us, so there’s still a…
Hercules & Love Affair - Andy Butler interview3 Mar 2011
Andy Butler on new album Blue Songs ahead of their gig at Death Disco
Andy Butler is feeling tired and emotional, and he’s blaming his airline for it. ‘I think BA played a trick on us and didn’t turn out the cabin lights the whole transatlantic flight. “No, we just turned them on because we’re serving food,” said the…
John Grant tours album Queen of Denmark3 Mar 2011
Former frontman for The Czars, Midlake collaborator and now solo artist with album Queen of Denmark
Name John Grant From Denver, Ohio Occupation From around 1994 to 2004, frontman of the dimly remembered but beloved by those who know them, Czars. Now an unexpected comeback king, with last year’s debut album under his own name Queen of Denmark…
5 Reasons to go see... Eastern Promise16 Sep 2010
Let’s start off with a name everyone knows from the bill of this inaugural music festival at Easterhouse arts centre Platform. Ex-Arab Strap guitarist Middleton will be appearing alongside follow local hero RM Hubbert, Edinburgh’s Wounded Knee and…
Jah Wobble12 Aug 2010
Jon Wardle’s memoir about his life as Jah Wobble has given him a taste for writing.
‘I was encouraged to write a book by the people in my band,’ says John Wardle, the English musician and singer who goes by the name Jah Wobble on his tour posters. ‘I’d tell them stories from years ago and have them in stitches, so when they’d tell me I…
Rahaan plays Million Dollar Disco28 Apr 2010
Also known as His full name, Rahaan Young Occupation Disco-house mogul of more than 20 years’ experience. Where did he come from? Chicago, Illinois, where he first became involved with music in 1987 as part of battle dance crew The Chuck…