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Braveheart's Heirs Open Scotland for Business

Arbroath's annual Seafest is supposed to celebrate its maritime economy. But thanks to North Sea fishing quotas, the town of 20,000 on Scotland's rugged east...

A Case for Scotland Yard

The police are stumped until the hero, a maverick cop too busy with original thoughts to iron his clothes, tricks the perpetrator into a tearful confession. As...

Shirley Manson On Scotland

I grew up in Scotland, and that was where I first became involved in music. I'd never been outside the country before I joined a rock band. Scotland has no music...

SCOTLAND: THE LOST CHILDREN

FOR THOSE WHO STOOD, BEWILdered, on the streets of Dunblane that terrible day last week, the sight of the anguished woman is one they can never forget, a...

Scotland: Decline of the Atlantic Salmon

Offshore netters leave sport fishermen with empty creels The very names evoke the lore and challenge of a classic individual sport: the Dee, the Tay, the...

SCOTLAND: Revolt with Manners

For most of its 46-year history, the Scottish National Party was more of a lyrical liberation front than a serious political force. Less than ten years ago it...

Scotland: Potable Interests

Outside of Edinburgh, where it has its headquarters, Distillers Co. Ltd. is hardly a household name. Yet on its own and through a large family of...

Scotland: Cohen the Kiltmaker

Purists who insist that kilts are worn by men—and what the other sex wears is pleated skirts—may be upset to learn that the world's biggest manufacturer of...

Scotland: The North Rises Again

Scots wha hae'd jubilantly with Highland flings late into the bleak November night. Outside the town hall of Hamilton, a Lowlands town of 47,341, the bagpipes...

SCOTLAND: Wham Bruce Has Led

In Edinburgh one night last week, a stocky, square-faced woman with a fiery glint in her eye strode determinedly into a performance of Sydney Goodsir Smith's...

Music: Carnival in Scotland

In two years, Edinburgh has taken the place of Austria's Salzburg as the music capital of the world. Last week, Edinburgh's second annual festival ended. For...

Foreign News: Our Scotland

Reports from Scotland last week told the mellowing influence of Polish troops on the weather-tempered Scottish character : > Billeted in Scotland since the fall...

SCOTLAND: Milk & Cologne

Last week, for a change, Scotland provided British music halls with a joke on itself. In the House of Commons, Scottish M. P.'s were discussing a Spirits...

SCOTLAND: Symbol of Unity

The drab, run-down streets of industrial Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, were face-lifted with banners & bunting last week as their Majesties, King George...

The Press: Son of Scotland

In Denver, last week, a towering, stoop-shouldered, stub-bearded old Scotsman pushed back his chair from behind an ancient rolltop desk, clapped on his...

Foreign News: Scotland in Eclipse

A critique of Scotland in general. Sir Harry Lauder in particular, was published last week by eminent Scottish Lawyer Andrew Dewar Gibbs, entitled Scotland in...

Five Best Ideas of the Day: September 19

1. China should match its massive investment in Africa with robust support for the Ebola fight. By James Gibney in Bloomberg View 2. The market alone can’t drive...