Arts and Culture

By Jimmy Hoolet

Inower the Soo side o Glesga the’r a bit place cried Polmadie.  It’s athort a weel kent scheme cried Toryglen.  The name is apposite and manifest for whit’s adae in thon place.

Promises forleetit: A community warsles by

Toryglen has aye strauchled wi the hirple o puirtith that’s afflictit monie’s the community sen Scotland’s industry taen a muckle dunt, but ower the past years gane by the community’s been brocht thegither in an ettle tae improve the environment and become mair o ae oo wi natur.

  MOVES to provide TV viewers across the Borders with improved Scottish news and current affairs coverage are to be made with a major debate in the region on the subject.

The Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce (SBCC) is to host a conference this summer at which broadcasters, politicians and local representatives will be encouraged to suggest changes to the current “unsatisfactory” television offering.

Burns was loved as a lyricist, farmer and even as a ladies’ man.  Now prepare to meet Burns, scourge of all evil and witch hunter in training!

Two visionary writers from Edinburgh have created a new depiction of the nation’s most loved poet, based on the epic character of the famous narrative poem Tam o’ Shanter, in forthcoming graphic novel – Robert Burns: Witch Hunter.

  Ahead of Burns Night on 25th January, a new poll has revealed ‘dreich’ as Scotland’s favourite word in the Scots language. 

The You Gov survey* asked adults across the country to select their number one Scots word from a list of options including some of Robert Burns’ own favourites.

By a Newsnet reporter

On Monday the 7th of January the six shortlisted designs for the revamp of Glasgow’s George Square will go on show to the public at the Lighthouse, Glasgow and also online on the council’s website.

George Square was first laid out as private gardens in the 1780s for the impressive townhouses which lined its east and west sides.

  By a Newsnet reporter
One of Scotland’s most respected academics has claimed management at Radio Scotland are held in contempt by their staff, with morale at the station at an all-time low.
Speaking at a debate into the state of broadcasting in Scotland, Historian Tom Devine described how senior staff at Radio Scotland are so demoralised that many were regularly looking for opportunities to leave.

  First Minister Alex Salmond has used his St Andrew’s Day message to highlight Scotland’s proud history of invention and discovery as he extended a warm invite for overseas visitors to join in the country’s Winter Festival celebrations.

Recorded at Lochgelly Primary School in Fife following an invitation from a primary six pupil for the First Minister to visit, the message focuses on the impact the Scottish innovation of universal free education has had on Scotland’s history and the importance the excellent work being done in schools across Scotland has for our future.