With all the furore that’s engulfing Europe politically, it’s good to see that the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France is still in good shape. Musically speaking, that is.
Earlier in the year, while exploring Deuchny Wood, on the outskirts of Perth, I enjoyed a brief dalliance with Coronation Road, a Royal route that ran between Scone Palace, where Scotland’s kings were traditionally crowned, and Falkland, in Fife.
If you want to travel back in time to when the festive season felt more magical than commercial, then a trip to Germany’s traditional Christmas markets might just be the way to re-kindle childhood memories.
Reformed Scottish rockers Baby Chaos are the big draw at this year's Book Yer Ane Fest.
It was like treading upon a sweeping carpet of copper, such was the burnished tint of the beech leaves covering this track by the River North Esk near Edzell.
With so many people spending their lives in front of computers or with a mobile device semi-permanently attached to their paws, any event that can inspire them to leave the screen behind and embrace nature has to be a good thing.
Prog rock legends Focus make their much-anticipated return to Kinross tomorrow.
Always expect the unexpected when it come to the Scottish Ensemble. In fact, even the expected can take you by surprise.
My Granny was a piano accompanist for silent movies in the 1920s and while I inherited some musicality through the generations, one specific gene missed me. That is the skill to accompany through improvisation. You can’t be taught it as it’s an instinctive art and I envy and applaud those who can.
The perfect ride is one with friends.