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Prof D.W. Purdie
The Dean's Diaries: Time to enlighten people?

The Dean's Diaries: Time to enlighten people?

Office of the Dean:
St Andrew's College,
King George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh EH1 3TD

   THE COLLEGE’S year-long project to bring the story of The Enlightenment ...

Vivian Linacre
Leaving no stone unturned? The scandalous treatment of Perth City Hall

Leaving no stone unturned? The scandalous treatment of Perth City Hall

IN 1977 Perth Burgh Council celebrated Historic Scotland’s category ‘B’ Listing of the City Hall,  described as “1909-1914 Renaissance, ashlar” – i.e. constructed of quarried sandstone blocks.   The ‘Buildings of Scotland’ volume on Perth ...

Iain McGill
Edinburgh or Glasgow? It's no contest as Glasgow parks its joie de vivre

Edinburgh or Glasgow? It's no contest as Glasgow parks its joie de vivre

GLASGOW AND EDINBURGH are different beasts, I know that. I've always known that. Growing up it was all Glasgow's Miles Better and Edinburgh's Just Capital as the cities vied for tourists and investment. Every so often I'm reminded of ...

Iain McGill
Arlington – then seeing the Bells in on the Hudson

Arlington – then seeing the Bells in on the Hudson

WHAT A DULL year 2013 was – I got around 26 countries in 2012, but 2013 saw me visit barely a dozen. Still, I saw in 2013 on a beach in the Gulf of Thailand, ...

Prof D.W. Purdie
The Dean's Diaries: The College Burns Supper

The Dean's Diaries: The College Burns Supper

Office of the Dean:
St Andrew's College,
King George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh EH1 3TD

   THE COLLEGE’S Burns Supper was held last night in Great Hall, ...

Prof D.W. Purdie
The Dean's Diaries: The Dean and the United Kingdom

The Dean's Diaries: The Dean and the United Kingdom

Office of the Dean:
St Andrew's College,
King George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh EH1 3TD

  IT HAD to happen sooner or later. Inevitably, our National Bard ...

Andrew Morrison
The Only Way Is Prozac! How does a lost generation find its way?

The Only Way Is Prozac! How does a lost generation find its way?

RECENTLY I was asked what do you think is the single biggest issue facing Britain today.  Without hesitation I replied the future for our young people.   

That our young people should ...

Jackie Anderson
Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Royal Icing your Christmas Cake!

Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Royal Icing your Christmas Cake!

ROYAL ICING

NOW that your marzipan has dried nicely it's time to make your Royal Icing and decorate the cake.

Ingredients

1lb of sifted icing sugar (allow a little more depending on ...

Jackie Anderson
Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Marzipan-ing your Christmas Cake!

Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Marzipan-ing your Christmas Cake!

THE MARZIPAN

So your cake has been stored and fed with brandy over the last few weeks (see my previous recipe here). Now it's time to marzipan ...

Prof D.W. Purdie
The Dean's Diaries: Robbie the Pict and the mistaken theory of exemption

The Dean's Diaries: Robbie the Pict and the mistaken theory of exemption

<span times;"="">Office of the Dean:

St Andrew’s College, 

King George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh EH1 3TD

 

 

I ...

Elizabeth Smith
White Paper: Being Scottish in Team GB benefits us all

White Paper: Being Scottish in Team GB benefits us all

WITH ALL the hullabaloo of last week's White Paper, it would be very easy to overlook some of the statements contained in the lengthy Q&A section at the back of the document. For example, the answer ...

Ivor Tiefenbrun
White Paper: We can be proud to be British (and Glaswegian too!)

White Paper: We can be proud to be British (and Glaswegian too!)

I DO NOT object to nationalist pride, but I can feel that way and still live in the Union as a proud Scot.

And, anyway, the SNP want us to be ruled by ...