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Jackie Anderson
Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Bake your cake now before it's too late!

Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Bake your cake now before it's too late!

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING to do this weekend? Why not make your own Christmas cake? After this weekend you will not have long enough to feed it!

This is the cake I have made ...

Dr Eamonn Butler
Allan Stewart – an appreciation

Allan Stewart – an appreciation

I KNEW Allan Stewart not only as the man who taught me basic economics (or Political Economy as it was then) at the University of St Andrews, but also as a Conservative activist (and parliamentary ...

Charles Harris
The pursuit of excellence

The pursuit of excellence

‘In the past Art lead in the Renaissance, it assisted in the Reformation, it aided the Romantics and it ended with the Impressionists.’

WHEREAS FOR six hundred years Art led mankind in ...

Charles Harris
The necessity for reform in art education

The necessity for reform in art education

THIS WEEK I shall feature contemporary art education, where there is a vital need to reform an unchecked bias for modernism. While personally I take no pleasure by waving a finger to question our universities ...

Charles Harris
The necessity for new conventional traditional Art today

The necessity for new conventional traditional Art today

I WILL begin this week by discussing those streams of unspoken thought that separate us as human beings from each other, and how exceptional art from the Great Tradition marvellously allows us ‘to see the world  through ...

Charles Harris
Considering the inappropriate bias towards contemporary modern art

Considering the inappropriate bias towards contemporary modern art

WITH THIS article I will try to explore that narrow destructive bias towards contemporary modern art without any traditional values and the blind support it has received from our modern media throughout the 20th century and into the ...

Charles Harris
Trust your eyes! Viewing the disaster of 20th century Modern Art today

Trust your eyes! Viewing the disaster of 20th century Modern Art today

THROUGHOUT history, Art always supported society and helped lead mankind from the dark middle ages into the light; with beauty, reason, progress and human values. With this great art, was an accepted responsibility to visually ...

Charles Harris
The failure of contemporary Modern Art

The failure of contemporary Modern Art

Dear reader,

I AM PLEASED to have been asked to write a series of features on the failure of contemporary modern art, and the need for immediate reform today. While some of ...

Jonathan Stanley
What DO we do with a drowning tiger?

What DO we do with a drowning tiger?

THE LIFE OF PI by Yann Martel is my favourite novel. It really is worth reading as a modern day Gulliver’s Travels, full of metaphor and adventures in tropical lands… and seas.  I first had ...

Jonathan Stanley
Brexit is Marmite but Marmite is not Brexit

Brexit is Marmite but Marmite is not Brexit

WE LIVE in strange times.  Our very former deputy PM Nick Clegg has unleashed a phalanx of pithy untruths about the price of food upon leaving the European Union.

Our old mate ...

Effie Deans
Gorilla Sturgeon is no King Kong

Gorilla Sturgeon is no King Kong

WHICHEVER fat fingered BBC technician “accidentally” substituted some film of a psychotic rampaging gorilla for the latest film of Nicola Sturgeon making threats deserves some sort of award. Give that man or woman a ...

Jonathan Stanley
Arctic diversity and other SNP myths

Arctic diversity and other SNP myths

IT LOOKS LIKE we're all Scandinavian again. The First Minister has returned in triumph from Reykjavik to announce a new Scotland-Iceland trade deal. Apparently we are all going to go on holiday with each other. (Of ...