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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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Cast the first stone:

Shirley Jackson’s subversive horror story The Lottery remains as pertinent today as when it first appeared seventy years ago, writes Sibylla Kalid

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I invited him:

A magnificently dark tale of obsession. By Vhairi Slaven

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Art
The Divided Self:

Artist Sekai Machache explores ideas of identity and self.

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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
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Green E142:

This short story by April L Ford was inspired by Hazel Gore’s painting ‘Living Alone in Paradise’. It comes with a trigger warning for rape and sexual assault.

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Film
Island of no return:

Sibylla Kalid on the Glasgow project seeking short filmic responses to Brexit

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Ideas
What now?:

ISIS’s violent assaults in Paris should lead to a political rethink among western leaders. But will they? By Paul Rogers

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Music
Yester day once more:

As Belle and Sebastian celebrate twenty years since the release of TigermilkNeil Cooper toasts a summer of musical milestones

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New Fiction
When Battling Rival Poets:

A short story by Peter Burnett

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Poetry
The coming of the Techni-Quarks:

A new poem by Stuart A. Paterson

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