Practical Friendship Supports Contemporary Art

The Royal Scottish Academy is the leading contemporary art organisation in Scotland. It is led by artists for artists. The magnificent neo-classical building is situated in the heart of Edinburgh, at the foot of the Mound in Princes Street and was built in 1822-26 by William Henry Playfair RSA. Continue reading Practical Friendship Supports Contemporary Art

A Cosy Pub with good food

The Bailie is a long-established pub in the bustling Stockbridge area of Edinburgh. Entered by going down steps, the first impression is of a traditional public house in a basement setting. The smell of smoke has long since gone but the dark furniture and red patterned carpet keep the image alive.

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Sarah Boyack’s glass is not just half full – it’s positively fizzing!

At the age of only 38, Sarah Boyack was appointed to the first Scottish Cabinet as Minister for Transport, Environment and Planning, serving from May 1999 to November 2001. During this time she introduced free bus travel for elderly and disabled people in Scotland, improved energy efficiency standards for social housing and sat on the European and Audit committees.

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David McLetchie MSP – A Man at Ease With Himself

David McLetchie, MSP, former Conservative Leader in the Scottish Parliament is, these days, a man entirely at ease with himself. He has overcome with grace and humility a concerted media campaign over alleged expenses difficulties and emerged as a political thinker who still believes he can make a difference. Continue reading David McLetchie MSP – A Man at Ease With Himself