By Mary Irvine ‘Don Roberto’ conjures up an exotic picture of a swashbuckling adventurer, but that was just a part of the name. So, who was the man behind this romantic name? He was Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, born in London in 1852, but a Scot through and through, … [Read more...] about Reader Recommendations: Scotland’s Forgotten Hero?
Review by Tibbs Weir “You are worthy of rest. We don’t have to earn rest. Rest is not a luxury, a privilege, or a bonus we must wait for.” If you are someone who, like many of us, struggles to spend time resting without a sense of guilt then I particularly recommend the new … [Read more...] about Reader Recommendations – Rest Is Resistance by Tricia Hersey
Words by Harvey Smart & Photos By Paul Murdoch "There are lots of books purely focusing on one topic, but I wanted to give people a full experience of the area through the local walks I have done for the past 50 years - everything from an historic building to a hoverfly and … [Read more...] about Walk This Way: A Walk For All Seasons
by Mary Irvine Described as a vibrant and exciting anthology ‘Modren Makars: Yin,’ is the first of an intended series of poems written in Scots. The overall aim is to promote the Scots language by encouraging modern writers to produce work in that language. Each subsequent … [Read more...] about Modren Makars: Yin – Book Review
Words & photos By Jenny Watson One of my favourite local places for good food is the Pavillion Café in Levengrove Park, Dumbarton. Enjoying wholesome, tasty treats in a vibrant setting helps me relax and be thankful for living in such a beautiful part of the world. On … [Read more...] about Where’s Good for Food?