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Culture
3rd October 2018

Billy Kirkwood

The darkness is coming... Put the Suntan lotion away summertime... that’s plenty. “Wow you guys get a summertime in Scotland? What was it one day last week?” PATCH THAT CHAT!...we’re the only ones allowed to say stuff like that. Us Scottish people. I’m so Scottish (and inbred) that my mum is younger than…That’s how Scottish I am, baby!A mixed bag the…
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CultureInterview
20th September 2018

Kjell Lindgren

The spectacular beauty & the dark side of the earth Look up. You might have seen it. Travelling at a speed of 17,200 mph and at a height of between 205 and 270 miles above our planet, orbiting the Earth 15.54 times a day. You might have imagined you had seen Scandinasian (half-Swedish, half-Chinese) astronaut Kjell Lindgren at one of…
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CultureInterview
11th September 2018

Neil Oliver

Digging The Historian / Archaeologist If pressed I would say I liked his honesty and humility. He had no pretensions, describing himself, simply, as an enthusiast and generalist. An unassuming man who just has a passion for the work he does.We all know, however, Neil Oliver is much, much more than this. He has written extensively on the history and…
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Culture
3rd September 2018

Natasha Radmehr On…

The people you see in airports. If you’re travelling abroad this summer, here’s an airport drinking game for you. Down one shot for every person on this list you see – but be warned, you may end up becoming one of them...The Inbetweeners Travelling in a 20-strong pack are these freshly peeled manboys, straight out of high school and ready…
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BusinessCultureFood
16th August 2018

Gro Coffee

A Sun–kissed Monday at Gro, with Gordon Rennie It is just another sun-kissed Monday afternoon at the end of June in Irvine. Ribbed wisps of cloud in a clear blue sky above, a smiling sun, stolen from the Uruguayan flag, beating down, and not even the hint of a breeze by the sea.Ayrshire Magazine are at GRO, a licensed cafe bar on the Irvine harbourside, where we are warmly welcomed by the proprietor Gordon Rennie. "I am born and bred Ayrshire," Gordon told us when I asked him where his idea for a cafe bar in Irvine had come from. "I spent every day driving to Glasgow to get a nice coffee and something to eat. I realised there was a market here…
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BusinessCultureFashionInterview
12th August 2018

Andrew Brookes

The Style Council Cometh The cut, the colour, the look. The language of the fashionista, hipster, stylist. Key to his job is to know his client, to walk in their skin, to sleep and breathe their needs and make sure they are adequately met. He heads one of the top Scottish tailoring brands, a determined, passionate man with a real…
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CultureInterview
8th August 2018

James Crawford

On A Clear Day Being in the sky - advisedly in a helicopter or a small plane - gives you a different perspective on the world below. Potentially, you can see the topography of the whole surface of the planet. The seas, the oceans, the mountains, forests, lakes or lochs, roads, bridges, cities. What is unravelling beneath us, according to…
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Culture
5th August 2018

Ya Wee Weirdo!!!

YA WEE WEIRDO!!! Yes the summertime is here. It’s the time of year a person can go stir crazy. I mean proper off your Chips, Disco Bug Mental. Currently the whole day is spent working, morning on the radio, afternoon writing & working from home, night time out gigging.Long gone are the days when you’d get a 7-week break over…
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Culture
1st August 2018

Tinder

The modern workings of finding love Tinder! The magical app bringing single people together. An app full of topless men showing off their guns whilst sporting a feminine snapchat filter and a Victoria Beckham pout.  An app providing many ten to two’s with these facial filters, which are more fearsome than back in the day, when beer goggles where in…
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CultureInterview
24th May 2018

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale

Truly a man for all seasons A boy’s own childhood, playing among the beauty of the glens and mountains of the island. In spring, sheep from the farm would be vigilant over their lambs as they playfully gambolled on the lower slopes. Summer would bring a long-lasting sun over the fields, Autumn delicately coloured skies and Winter, well, sheep in…
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