CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 1: Gus and Aisha Noble pose for a portrait outside of the Chicago Scots house on September 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jason Andrew)
©Jason Andrews

Tartan America: on the march

Across the US, Scottish-Americans are rediscovering their roots and celebrating their heritage. So how would they vote in next week’s referendum?


'The final toast' illustration ©Ingram Pinn
Philippine had run Mouton Rothschild since 1988 with such energy that it surprised many of us to learn she had turned 80
– Jancis Robinson
Griddled scallops with chestnut purée, shiso leaves and lemon ©Andy Sewell
I treated the scallops as though they were lamb and served them with a pea purée and a version of mint sauce
– Rowley Leigh
John Lloyd at secondary school in Fife
©Courtesy of the author

Mixed memories of a Scottish childhood

John Lloyd reflects on his years growing up in East Fife, a time when nationalism was for ‘dafties’…

©Jason Ford

Douglas Coupland: Future blips

Those haiku-y moments that prove we really are no longer in the past

The Copan building, São Paulo, 2002, by Andreas Gursky
©VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Architecture in photography at the Barbican

From skyscrapers and LA sprawl to industrial decay and ‘martini-modernism’, photographers use scale to provoke both angst and awe

Sofie Gråbøl
©Jasper Fry

Sofie Gråbøl, queen of Scots

The former star of ‘The Killing’ is back at work after a fight against breast cancer

Matt Stillman in Union Square Park, NYC, July, 2014
©Julia Gillard

‘I give advice to strangers’

Matt Stillman, a writer and personal coach from Harlem, has sat with about 3,500 people in Union Square since 2009

'Audience', by Stephen Gill, 2000

My London: Wardour Street, by Sophie Fiennes

The third of a six-part series in which writers describe their favourite parts of the city

Crime writer Val McDermid
©Mimsy Moller

The Inventory: Val McDermid

‘I’ve not apologised for being a woman, being a lesbian, being Scottish’

Mark Bailey and Sam Torrance
©Robert Ormerod

Putting with Sam Torrance

The champion golfer enjoyed the finest moment of his career in the Ryder Cup – holing the putt, in 1985, that sealed Europe’s first victory in 28 years. Now Europe’s vice-captain, he shows how to sharpen his short game at Gleneagles

Angry customer
©Laura Carlin

What’s the problem with anger?

The more a machine is designed to look as though it’s trying to help, the more angry we get when it lets us down