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A warm, but chilli welcome

If you think Scottish piping is all about marching and ceremonial dress think again. Welcome to Scotland where traditional and modern music influence each other creating a diverse and exciting music scene.

Award-winning organic dairy farmer is ‘moo’-ving with the times

When poet ploughman Robert Burns famously wrote that ‘The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men / Gang aft agley’, he might have added dairy farmers to the couplet.

Burns’ Supper Guide

Around the world tributes to Robert Burns are held through the ritual of the Burns' Supper. Originally started a few years after his death by a group of his friends and acquaintances, to honour his memory, the suppers are now celebrated annually on the date of his birth, 25th January. Here are the perfect ingredients needed to hold your very own Burns' Supper.

Doors open for International Scotch Day

It’s the end of Dry January, why not congratulate yourself with a wee dram?*

Food for thought

New technology, innovative ingredients and second-to-none prime produce are taking the Scottish food and drink industry from strength to strength.

From Ayam Goreng to Boeuf Bourguignon

St Andrew's Day is celebrated far and wide, with the spirit of Scotland reaching from the east to west. Read on to find out what happens in Paris and Kuala Lumpur to mark the day of our patron saint from year to year.

Glasgow belongs to me(at)-free – city claims UK crown in the vegan stakes

From TV and newspaper headlines, and Twitter arguments over the launch of a vegan sausage roll, something is stirring in Scottish kitchens, and you can guarantee that whatever it is, it contains no meat or dairy. Welcome to Veganuary...

Glasgow on a plate: new cook book shows city chefs have a recipe for success

Glasgow, for so long the butt of food critics’ jokes, is biting back.

How Scotland’s national drink took Japan by storm

Scotland has embraced Japanese entrepreneurs. One great example of this can be found in the Japanese whisky trade and its founder, Masataka Taketsuru.

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