Art
Damian Shields:

“Scotland is a visually rich repository of endless possibility. From stream to shore, from mountain peak to forest floor, the seasonally shifting palette of colours reflect a nations character. From the curving hills of the lush borders to the masculine ridges of the mighty highland runs a rich vein of pictorial gold.” – Damian Shields

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Books
Games without frontiers:

Everyone looking for a lasting peace in Ukraine should read Andrew Wilson’s incisive book, writes Stephen White.

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Collaborations
Coastal Aerial View by Alison McGill, Oil and wax on board
The pipeline:

A short story by Frank Rennie, inspired by Alison McGill’s painting ‘Coastal Aerial View’.

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Film
Illustration by David McCue
Pretty green:

Director Anthony Baxter on the unexpected global appeal of You’ve Been Trumped

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Ideas
Where now?:

Paddy Bort on the prospects for progressive policies in the new Scottish parliament

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Music
Wild at heart:

The Glasgow garage schlock meisters’ latest is shot through with attitude, musical nous and invention, writes Neil Cooper

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New Fiction
Coastal Aerial View by Alison McGill, Oil and wax on board
The pipeline:

A short story by Frank Rennie, inspired by Alison McGill’s painting ‘Coastal Aerial View’.

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Poetry
I Have Fallen In Love With The Forth Bridge:

A poem by Keith Armstrong

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