This video of someone mountain biking has amassed 24 million views in one month and it’s not hard to see why

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Video on Monday 1 December 2014

Because I have a fear of heights (don’t judge),  I sat on the edge of my seat and watched the video with eyes wide shut most of the time. In it, Danny Macaskill went biking at the scenic Isle of Skye in Scotland and spat at death in its face repeatedly by riding along the […]

Read more (1 comment)

Head to northern Scotland for an action-packed sleddog safari

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 20 November 2014

Presented by Busabout

Action-packed vacations don’t ordinarily come to mind when dreaming of Scotland, but one company is offering once-in-a-lifetime sleddog holidays in the northern area of the country. Starting every November, the Cairngorm Sleddog Centre in Aviemore, Scotland, offers 3-hour sleddog safaris that take adventurous travellers into Cairngorms National Park led by a team of 12 sleddogs.

Read more

This photographer has found a novel approach to explore the Scottish vote for independence

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Friday 19 September 2014

This week is a crucial period for Scotland, as votes are collected and the final decision made public as to whether they will choose to end three centuries of union with England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The crucial referendum is held 700 years after the Battle of Bannockburn during which Robert the Bruce led Scottish forces to defeat the army of the English king Edward II. For those of you shady on your history, that’s the final scene from the movie Braveheart.

Read more

Scotland’s whiskey river is a thing … kinda

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Whiskey lovers, head on over to Scotland and be on the lookout! A whiskey bottling plant accidentally spilled 1,700 gallons of the spirit into the Scottish River Ayr. It happened when a tanker filled with more than 7,000 gallons of whiskey started pumping the liquid into a vat that was already full. The spill was […]

Read more (1 comment)

The mystery of Overtoun Bridge, aka dog suicide bridge

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Wednesday 11 December 2013

I recently read the Ripley’s Believe It or Not portion of the daily newspaper and found this haunting fact. Did you know that the Overtoun Bridge in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, is also known as Dog Suicide Bridge? The Overtoun Bridge is an arch bridge built back in 1859 and is part of the Overtoun estate. Somewhere between […]

Read more (2 comments)

Ponies in hipster cardigans

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Saturday 2 February 2013

To mark the Year of Natural Scotland and do their bit for Scottish tourism, a couple of Shetland ponies posed in wool cardigans created by local knitter Doreen Brown. That’s how we know ponies can be hipsters too.

Read more (2 comments)

Winning entry for the Edinburgh International Film Festival

Contributions Reader Find

By Mark Cooper in New Film on Tuesday 17 January 2012

Tipsy Tapsy is a film by artist Alastair Cook to accompany guitarist R M Hubbert’s track of the same name. The film was the winning entry for the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Ten Tracks Music Pictures Project 2011.

Read more

Paper and scissors collage art by Lola Dupre

Contributions Reader Find

By Kepa in New Art on Saturday 24 December 2011

Lola Dupre is a collage artist from Glasgow, Scotland, who produces highly detailed and fractured collage art. Her work is made the old-fashioned way, with paper and scissors. Eye catching and contorted works cover almost every topic: browsing her site you can see celebrity portraits, animals, fashion editorials, political caricature and reworked classical art images.

Read more

Scotland’s Garden of Cosmic Speculation

Casper Johansson Reader Find

By Casper Johansson in Cool Travel on Monday 9 May 2011

Designed in 1989 by architect Charles Jencks, and open to the public for only one day a year, the eye-poppingly original Garden of Cosmic Speculation features gardens, bridges, sculptures, and architectural works, and was inspired by mathematics and science. [Photos below by Paulus Maximus]

Read more (3 comments)

Cody Cochrane

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 2 July 2010

Drawing from her experience as a printmaker (she was one half of Scotland-based printmaking duo Whitehaus), Cody Cochrane, now residing in her hometown of Toronto, makes amazingly layered and ornate paintings and murals that often incorporate Native American motifs with bizarre sexual humor.

Read more (2 comments)

Olney Clark

Casper Johansson Reader Find

By Casper Johansson in New Music on Monday 22 March 2010

Written during Olney’s Ph.D. in algorithmic algebraic geometry in Edinburgh, Scotland and Clark’s lost months of limbo and relocation from Los Angeles to Texas following the death of his father and grandfather, best friends Grant Olney and Barry DeBakey wrote the songs that would become their self-titled album with hints of Bryter Layter-era Nick Drake […]

Read more

We Were Promised Jetpacks Secret Playlist

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 16 December 2009

Boasting perhaps the greatest band name on the planet, Scottish four-piece We Were Promised Jetpacks released their debut album, These Four Walls, on Pod Records [Inertia]. Standing alongside the likes of Frightened Rabbit, Glasvegas, and The Twilight Sad as leading figures in Scotland’s indie-rock renaissance, the band’s first full-length was recorded almost entirely live. We […]

Read more (1 comment)

Jo Gannon

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Art on Tuesday 4 November 2008

Jo Gannon is a printmaker working out of Aberdeen, Scotland. Her work is drawing based, intricate and detailed: ‘I like to create surreal compositions’, she says, ‘exploring the subconcious and the free-flowing thoughts that run through the mind’.

Read more (1 comment)

Frightened Rabbit

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 13 August 2008

We love the energy and raw power of Scottish rock group, Frightened Rabbit. So we checked in with frontman Scott Hutchison about their interesting, but relatively unheard of, hometown: What else outside of Frightened Rabbit should we know about Selkirk, Scotland? ‘It was the birthplace and home of Sir Walter Scott the romanticist writer, it has a few excellent delicacies such The Selkirk Bannock (essentially a fruit loaf, in a kind of dome shape), the Pink Bun (a bun with pink icing, available in Cameron’s bakery on the High Street). The annual town festival, known as the Common Riding, involves a dangerous combination of heavy drinking, horses and large flags. It’s such fun!’

Read more

Malcolm Middleton ticket giveaway

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Prizes on Tuesday 6 May 2008

Hooray! Scottish troubadour Malcolm Middleton is touring Australia and we have double passes to his shows in Sydney [May 8], Melbourne [May 9] and Brisbane [May 10] to giveaway.

Read more (3 comments)

close

Like us on Facebook

Don't show this again - I already like Lost At E Minor