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  1. April 14, 2014

    No winners in UK’s battle of the bards

    Is there no modern issue on which William Shakespeare does not have something to say? Daniel Hannan, a UK Conservative...

  2. January 17, 2014

    First Person: Chris Tait

    Next Saturday it’s Burns Night and I’ll be in a castle in Aberdeenshire delivering the “Address to a Haggis” for a big Burns...

  1. August 23, 2012

    US general blames fasting for attacks

    The top US military commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday that fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan may have...

  2. February 19, 2012

    Lawyers confirm new trend among shipowners

    Struggling international shipping companies are increasingly lodging cash with US law firms in the hope of using US...

  3. January 27, 2012

    Untied kingdom

    It was a day of rejoicing and feasting in London. On May 1 1707, Scottish parliamentarians were welcomed to the English...

  4. January 12, 2012

    Scots elsewhere in UK must also vote on independence

    From Mr Clark McGinn. Sir, As no opinion poll in three decades has produced a majority in favour of Scottish independence it...

  5. September 12, 2011

    Orpheus in the Underworld, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

    It looked like a coup for Scottish Opera when Rory Bremner was announced as scriptwriter for its new touring production of...

  6. August 13, 2011

    Mark Wilde: Britten: Complete Scottish Songs

    Britten made his first setting of Robert Burns, the Scots bard, aged nine. His last song-cycle, premiered shortly before his...

  7. July 16, 2011

    Battlefield Band: Line-Up

    The bagpipe drone and fiddle patterns of Scottish folk ring oddly close to modern dance music. Amid the jigs and hornpipes,...

  8. June 20, 2011

    A new revenue model can prove a pivotal moment

    When Robert Burns wrote his line about the “the best laid schemes of mice and men” often going awry, he was probably not...

  9. February 5, 2011

    Emily Smith: Traveller’s Joy

    Emily Smith Traveller’s Joy (White Falls) Hard on the heels of her collection of songs by Robert Burns comes this impressive...

  10. January 28, 2010

    Recluse JD Salinger dies at 91

    JD Salinger photographed at his home in Cornish, New Hampshire , in 1961 from behind a fence The news that J D Salinger has...

  11. January 22, 2010

    Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan: Adoon Winding Nith

    Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan Adoon Winding Nith White Fall Ready for Burns Night, the Scottish singer Emily Smith and her...

  12. January 20, 2010

    Conversion of inquiries into orders key to upturn

    Weir Group is one of the venerable names in Scottish engineering. Founded in 1872 by two brothers - descendants of the poet...

  13. December 22, 2009

    Time for the blinkers to come off in business class

    In his poem "To a Louse", Robert Burns, Scotland's bard, set out the first principle of public relations: O wad some Power...

  14. December 21, 2009

    Time to take off the blinkers in business class

    In his poem “To a Louse”, Robert Burns, Scotland’s bard, set out the first principle of public relations: O wad some Power...

  15. November 25, 2009

    Burns anniversary brings extra boost

    Homecoming Scotland - a year of events to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns - is expected to exceed...

  16. September 22, 2009

    Empty Chambers

    Sad to hear Chambers Harrap, publisher of Chambers Dictionary , is closing its Edinburgh office with the likely loss of 27...

  17. May 23, 2009

    Galloway’s unspoilt charm

    Foodies love Castle Douglas The road between Dumfries and Kirkcudbright is a little-used highway of extravagant beauty,...

  18. May 15, 2009

    When a shared working culture extends into later life

    P auline Eastman is reading a Robert Burns poem to fellow housemates in a voice that is surprisingly strong and clear,...

  19. May 14, 2009

    After work culture

    Pauline Eastman is reading a Robert Burns poem to fellow housemates in a voice that is surprisingly strong and clear,...

  20. April 9, 2009

    Missoni makes light of gloom

    Given the gloom over Scotland's financial sector, this might not seem a great time to launch a five-star hotel in...

  21. April 8, 2009

    Missoni makes light of gloom

    Given the gloom over Scotland’s financial sector, this might not seem a great time to launch a five-star hotel in Edinburgh....

  22. March 26, 2009

    Witching hour at Edinburgh

    The hounding of Sir Fred Goodwin may be transfixing Scotland, but the Edinburgh International Festival yesterday promised a...

  23. March 26, 2009

    Witching hour at Edinburgh

    The hounding of Sir Fred Goodwin may be transfixing Scotland, but the Edinburgh International Festival on Wednesday promised...

  24. February 17, 2009

    Waking the dead

    Scientists at Glasgow Caledonian University plan to create a DNA profile of the poet Robert Burns, who fathered 12 children...

  25. February 16, 2009

    A threat to the state? You decide

    Next month brings the 25th anniversary of the start of the 1984-85 miners’ strike. Even today, Margaret Thatcher’s circle...

  26. January 26, 2009

    The Bard

    The Bard: Robert Burns, A Biography By Robert Crawford Jonathan Cape £20 350 pages FT Bookshop price: £16 This January 25 is...

  27. January 24, 2009

    Non-fiction - The Bard:Robert Burns A Biography

    Te Bard:Robert Burns A Biography by Robert Crawford This January 25 is a special Burns night - it marks the 250th...

  28. January 24, 2009

    TV choice Karl French

    Anyone seeking a break from anxieties about the current global financial crisis will find precious little solace in 1929:...

  29. January 24, 2009

    The musical creations of poet Robert Burns

    When the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns’s birth is celebrated on Sunday at countless suppers round the globe, few of...

  30. January 10, 2009

    Pop - Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

    Lady GaGa The Fame Interscope ** Unfortunate name, Lady GaGa - it brings to mind confused elderly dowagers, not The Fame 's...

  31. January 7, 2009

    Statue boom

    UK Notebook (Andrew Bolger): Visitors to Scotland will notice that Edinburgh appears to be enjoying a golden age for...

  32. January 7, 2009

    Hoping for healthy Homecoming

    Scots hope the pound's weakness will help to alleviate recession by boosting tourism, which has suffered in recent years...

  33. January 7, 2009

    Statue boom

    Visitors to Scotland will notice that Edinburgh appears to be enjoying a golden age for statues. This welcome trend began...

  34. January 6, 2009

    Hoping for healthy Homecoming

    Scots hope the pound’s weakness will help to alleviate recession by boosting tourism, which has suffered in recent years...

  35. November 1, 2008

    Divided We Stand

    Douglas, Baron Hurd of Westwell, is unique among living politicians for having held three high government offices: Northern...

  36. November 1, 2008

    Britain’s four nations

    Douglas, Baron Hurd of Westwell, is unique among living politicians for having held three high government offices: Northern...

  37. June 28, 2008

    Classical - Andrew Clark

    Kathleen Ferrier Brahms, Chausson & Mahler Somm Kathleen Ferrier Mahler Symphony No 3, Kindertotenlieder Testament (2 CDs)...

  38. June 9, 2008

    Small Talk: Andrew O’Hagan

    While researching his latest book, Andrew O’Hagan crossed New Orleans with a couple of gun-toting TV repairmen, went begging...

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