Rowan Anderson

Celtic Connections: 2019 Line-up announced

From January 17

Musicians from across the globe will take part in over 300 events in venues throughout Glasgow for the largest winter music festival of its kind and the UK’s premier celebration of Celtic music.

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The Cellar: Nine course tasting menu

Billy Boyter, chef patron at Fife’s Michelin-starred The Cellar in Anstruther is changing things up at the restaurant this autumn by focusing on one amazing nine course menu.

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Scottish Opera: Anthropocene

From January 2019

Telling the story of an expeditionary team of scientists who become trapped in the frozen Arctic wastelands.

The Lookout by Gardener’s Cottage: Hogmanay

As the year draws to a close, what better way to celebrate new beginnings than by joining the festivities at The Lookout – an exciting partnership between Edinburgh restaurant The Gardener’s Cottage and Collective, the organisation that has redeveloped the City Observatory site on Calton Hill.

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Rebus Casts His Long Shadows at the Kings Theatre

Review: In this production, we join the protagonist in his later years, with Rebus riddled with COPD, unkempt and struggling to find any joy in his retirement – in short – the Rebus that fans of his novels have come to love. 

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Balgove Larder: Christmas Events

Scotland’s best loved farm shop has put together a calendar of festive events this winter including a sparkling Christmas night market, the opportunity to take part in Christmas wreath making classes and Christmas party evenings in the Steak Barn.

Big win for Little Chatroom

The coveted Young British Foodies Chef of 2018 was awarded to Roberta Hall-McCarron, head chef at The Little Chartroom in Edinburgh. 

King’s Theatre: Rain Man

Review

Based on the Oscar winning film which famously starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, Bill Kenwright’s inaugural Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company production of Rain Man is a marvel.

King’s Theatre: Shakespeare in Love

Until Nov 17

Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard a brand new production of the West End smash ‘Shakespeare in love’ comes to King’s Theatre Edinburgh

His Majesty’s Theatre: Rock of Ages

Until Feb 2 Review

Kevin Clifton will join the cast of the award-winning smash-hit musical “ROCK OF AGES” in the role of ‘Stacee Jaxx’ when this outrageous performance comes to Aberdeen’s His Majesty’s Theatre from Monday, January 28, 2019 until Saturday, February 2, 2019.

Bowhouse: Winter Markets

Bowhouse, East Fife’s most popular monthly food market, will provide everything you need for your winter larder with a series of markets in October, November and a special seasonal market in December.

True North Festival 2018

Until Sept 23

A very special tribute to the music of David Bowie is set to be a highlight of Aberdeen’s True North festival, which takes place over the weekend of September 20-23.   

Perfect Argyll Autumn Break: Crinan Hotel

The in-house restaurant, Westward, looks out over Loch Crinan towards the islands and is included in the 2018 Michelin Guide and has been awarded L’Assiette Michelin (The Michelin Plate)

Six by Nico: Cooking Sicily

They say the culture of a country is best reflected in its cuisines.  True to his Italian heritage, Chef Nico Simeone is set to bring

Lemon Tree: Justin Moorhouse ‘Northern Joker’

Until March 15

Following his highly anticipated return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018, award-winning comedian Justin Moorhouse will bring his brand new tour to The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen in March 2019.

Pass Theatre: Spectres

until Aug 11

Based on Norwegian playwright’s Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts (1881), a revolutionary play that was known to challenge social stereotypes, Spectres is an elegant retelling of a bourgeois family’s unravelling, as their secretive pasts unfold.

Paisley’s Opera House: Pagliacci Review

A bold and ambitious project by Scottish Opera, and supported by Renfrewshire Leisure, created ‘Paisley’s Opera House’ for an awe inspiring production of Pagliacci. 

New wines listed at Le Di Vin

Le Di Vin, the chic wine bar in Edinburgh’s Randolf place is the proud purveyor of a glorious selection of wines.  The impressive wine display is understandably the focal point of this elegant bar, dominating the room aside a range of convivial seating areas, a few intimate corners and a magnificent mezzanine floor. 

Basta!: Pizza with heart

If you’re in the mood for pizza after a trip round Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, Basta! is  only a ten minute walk through the quirky neighbourhood of Partick.