Jay Thundercliffe

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The Hot 100 2014: 70-61

11 Dec 2014

Counterflows, Glasgay and Daniel Sloss among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

Food of Angus round-up

13 Mar 2015

Looking for a taste of Angus? Here's our guide to the region's best grown, reared, made and landed

Much of Angus is given over to fruit, cereal and potato fields, and much of the resulting produce makes its way into the supermarket chains, via conduits like the Abbey Fruit packing plant in Arbroath, which handles the produce from PJ Stirlings fruit…

Restaurant review: The Scullery

24 Dec 2014

A bright and buzzing atmosphere offers food designed for casual dining

Finnieston’s latest opener is every bit as hip-looking as the numerous newish spots up and down the road, with an attractive, crisp and modern interior with big windows and period detailings, all done up in wood and brick. Time-served Ubiquitous Chip…

The Hot 100 2014: 50-41

11 Dec 2014

Braw Gigs, Rally & Broad and John Byrne among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 40-31

11 Dec 2014

The Twilight Sad, Drygate and The Scottish Ensemble among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

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The Hot 100 2014: 20-11

11 Dec 2014

Summerhall, Ilan Volkov and Green Door Studios among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 60-51

11 Dec 2014

The Glad Café, David Mackenzie and Still Game among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 30-21

11 Dec 2014

Karen Gillan, Paolo Nutini and Rose Leslie among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 10-2

11 Dec 2014

Rachel Maclean, Young Fathers and National Collective among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

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…

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Round-up: Ayrshire’s best foods and producers

24 Mar 2015

Discover a taste of Ayrshire and Arran with our guide to best grown, reared, land, brewed and made

The importance of Scotland’s first potatoes each year to see sunlight is being backed up by a PGI application to have the Ayrshire ‘earlies’ name protected. Girvan Early Growers Ltd are a cooperative of farmers and companies, including the mighty Albert…

Farmers diversify with agritourism

5 Mar 2015

Angus’s agricultural richness helps the county lead the way in establishing substansial agritourism

Covering a diverse range of farm-based activities, agritourism is anything from an overnight camp-out in a field to outdoor pursuits, gift shopping and, most naturally, a direct connection with our food and drink landscape. There are clear-cut…

The Hot 100 2014: 100-91

11 Dec 2014

Sophia George, Richard Youngs and Carina Contini among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 90-81

11 Dec 2014

Hanna Tuulikki, Vanishing Point and Bloody Scotland among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 80-71

11 Dec 2014

Chvrches, Comar and Claire Cunningham among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

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The Hot 100 2014: The Gin Crowd

11 Dec 2014

Mother’s ruin has come a long way and here we round up some of our favourite gins, both old and new

Hendrick’s producer William Grant & Sons not only showed the way for the country’s gin renaissance but demonstrated to the world that, beyond the legally required juniper, gin was a blank canvas for creative concocting. Their addition of crisp cucumber…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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The Kitchen at Glasgow Green's Live Zone to showcase best of Scottish cuisine during the 2014 Commonwealth Games

9 Jul 2014

Vendors including world famous Loch Fyne seafood, Churchill's vension and Genius Gluten Free

Banish all thoughts of big event catering where prices are high, food quality is low and waste is mountainous. Glasgow 2014 is dedicated to showcasing the breadth and depth of quality produce from Scotland’s larder with a focus on sustainable and…

Top day trips from Glasgow to escape the 2014 Commonwealth Games

9 Jul 2014

Take advantage of the city's west-coast location with a visit to Scotland's lochs and islands

Within touching distance of Scotland’s Highland hills, expansive golden beaches and historical treasures, Glasgow is well placed for days out beyond the city. Scotland’s first of its kind, the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is a…

Explore Glasgow on foot with a guide to the city's walks

9 Jul 2014

Routes through the top green spaces to get away from the crowds

With a name derived from Gaelic meaning ‘dear green place’, it’s no wonder that Glasgow is heralded as one of the greenest cities in Europe. It’s dotted with over 70 recreational parks and gardens, so those wishing to explore this city on foot (or bike…

Restaurant review: Ox and Finch

23 Jun 2014

One of Glasgow's pop-up pioneers settles down to impress at a permanent venue in Finnieston

Jonathan MacDonald’s career trajectory of late is one of gradually applying the brakes. As former head chef for the McLaren F1 team, he was immersed in the most high-octane, jetsetting, supercharged mobile catering gig in existence, visiting a different…

'Don’t have your head level with the axes...' - A beginner's guide to ice climbing

20 May 2014

'... and don’t stare at them when pulling them out. This helps avoid a face strike.'

From the first sight of Ben Lomond to the towering, snow-tinged tops cradling Glencoe, my journey from Glasgow to Kinlochleven is a tantalising preface to Ice Factor. Encircled by some of Scotland’s most popular mountains, this former Victorian…