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The Menu Awards

The Menu Food and Drink Awards: Could your favourite bar win Pub of the Year? Vote now!

November 11 2017

We all have a favourite pub or bar that we love going to time after time or repeatedly recommend to friends. Whether it’s the great food and drink, the welcoming staff, the karaoke, the warm ambience, the fact that it’s dog friendly, or a combination of all those factors that keeps drawing you back, wouldn’t you like to see it get the recognition it so thoroughly deserves?


Digging deep for a good cause

May 27 2017

Are you planning to garden gaze this summer? This lovely expression, coined in 1944, refers to visitors to private gardens large and small, opened under Scotland’s Gardens scheme to raise money for charity.


A festival to crow about

January 28 2017

Excited cries of “xin nian kuai le” are ringing through Chinese communities all over the world as they wish each other “Happy New Year.” The most important festival in the Chinese calendar, New Year – heralding the start of the Chinese Spring Festival – begins today and lasts for 15 days of celebrations, parties and feasting.


New book explores the Scots who left a stain on American history

December 31 2016

As a journalist, Iain Lundy wrote many historical stories, often on anniversaries, and it was always his contention that people in Scotland knew a lot about the rest of the world but not much about their homeland. And it was this that sparked him to write his first book Between Daylight and Hell: Scots Who Left a Stain on American History.