Vintage, a Random House division, will relaunch Ian Fleming’s back catalogue of James Bond stories. His estate has […]
New record: Truffles makes a daring leap Video: YouTube/ The Courier A Scots guinea pig has joined the […]
A Chinese television show which interviews prisoners awaiting the death penalty has been cancelled. The controversial program had […]
Bob Dylan has started recording his new studio album. This will be his 35th full-length effort and it […]
Brave: The trailer for Disney’s new animation film. Video: DisneyPixar / YouTube Brave, a new animated film from […]
Musicians and music fans gathered on a rainy Sunday to protest the cancelling of a Radio 1 show […]
“Goodbye everybody – I’ve got to go, gotta leave you all behind and face the truth.” These are […]
Hit West End show, We Will Rock You, comes to Edinburgh to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Freddie […]
Belle and Sebastian singer, Stuart Murdoch, will front a seminar at Creative Scotland tomorrow. The event is in […]
By Gemma McCallan 5 Design and Democracy Art Exhibition – starts Friday 25 November 2011, The Scottish Parliament […]
Scottish Women’s Aid encourages you to put on your dancing shoes for a good cause this Friday. The […]
by Silvia Montes As part of the 2012 Festival, Edinburgh’s iconic hill, Arthur’s Seat, will be spectacularly transformed […]
Merchiston campus has been transformed into a retail haven by 3rd year graphic design students this week. The […]
The Leith festival looks set to face a dramatic downsize due to public funding cuts. One of Edinburgh’s […]
5 The Rum Diary, The Cameo Picture House – Week beginning 15 November 2011 Johnny Depp stars as […]
This weekend sees the launch of ‘Fiddle 2011’ in Edinburgh city centre. Boasting traditional music, lively ceilidhs and […]
by Jane Bretin It has been announced today that The Forest Cafe must leave its current location […]
By Celeste Carrigan
It is a gadget filled weekend with the release of the Nintendo 3DS and the Apple Ipad 2.
Thousands of people began queuing last night to get their hands on two of the biggest gaming gadgets as they battle it out for sales. Nintendo 3DS had a midnight launch with thousands queuing outside shops nationwide. London’s Oxford HMV store held the official launch of the Nintendo 3DS with Plan B playing for the crowds.
By Georgi Bomb It was all about the suits and gowns last night as the BAFTA in Scotland […]
Gran Turismo 5 was one of the most eagerly anticipated games of the 21st Century. On its release, however, it did not meet gamers’ expectations. Since then it has improved, slowly working its way into the hearts of gamers and turning into a rather good game after all.
But why when it was released was it so bad, and how has it turned itself around? Why is it now judged to be a game worth buying as opposed to other games such as Killzone 2?
The answer lies in system updates. This feature was added to the PS3 to enhance games, and this is one of the reasons gamers paid so much for the console. The enhancement meant games could be updated and new copies did not have to be bought every year to gain the latest gaming experience.
by Anne Mackie
After months of delays, filming on the two ‘Hobbit’ movies is now underway in New Zealand. The wheels of ‘the Lord of the Rings’ prequels are finally in motion after plans were delayed due to funding problems, rows over actors’ wages, and director Peter Jackson’s surgery.
By Emily Glass
A US Gaming company have revived Dundee-based developer Real Time World (RTW) by buying shares in the business and plans to open a new studio in Edinburgh.
Set up in 2002 by Dave Jones, who was part of the firm responsible for creating Grand Theft Auto, RTW went into administration last August with around 250 jobs being lost.
by Jane Bretin
Scotland is inaugurating its first silent film festival in Falkirk today. The Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema is set to last three days, from Friday to Sunday and will feature a number of all time
classics as well as less famous movies.
The festival includes the screening of a dozen films to suit all ages and tastes as well as an ongoing exhibition in the Bo’ness library. The exhibition retraces the evolution of cinema in the Falkirk area and highlights the importance of the 7th art to this day.
by Neal Wallace Today is Red Nose Day, with millions across the UK doing something funny for money, […]
Red Nose Day fundraising has already started in Edinburgh. AstraZeneca, a pharmaceutical company based in Edinburgh, brought some […]
by Celeste Carrigan
Many have already started their fundraising from shaving heads to fun runs. Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles held the longest radio marathon yesterday for 51.5-hours. The show has already got the money rolling in for the Comic Relief fund, with listeners donating over £2 million.
Review by Susannah Radford
Somersaults, by Iain Finlay MacLeod, is a lovely meditation on the power of language, its link to identity and the pain associated with trying to keep a dying language alive. Identity is eroded as one’s mother tongue is forgotten. It’s a cause for concern; in the last census Gaelic speakers made up just under 2% of the Scottish population.
As James’ life collapses he also has to face up to his father’s impending death, his last remaining link to the Gaelic language; his mother tongue.
By Celeste Carrigan As Royal Wedding fever starts to set in across the UK, Scotland is starting to prepare for the […]
by Sam Eastop Suffolk-based singer-songwriter Matthew P brings a fresh, exciting light to the acoustic/folk genre. A haunting vocal […]
by Sam Eastop The Bang are a Scottish band that are certainly making quite a name for themselves. […]