To many foreign observers the British political and parliamentary set up can seem a little bizarre: a sort of anachronistic parade of costume drama and archaic procedure. Our system relies on custom, often centuries old, and on checks and balances within the law. It is complex, full of pageantry and tradition; but it does work. […]
Scotland has a long tradition of being a lyrical and musical nation – drawing deep from the well of human emotion. Every song sung has an origin in who we are as a people, our culture and our peculiar Celtic perspective on life. Here is the story behind three of our best known songs
Scotland has four World Heritage Sites, and perhaps the least well know, New Lanark, has its own very interesting tale. To me the story of the enterprise village is part and parcel of the change that embraced Scotland during the Industrial Revolution, and Enlightenment period.