Entries by Brian McGuire

Scotland’s Insider Guide: Tobermory

WITH its colourful backdrop and stunning natural harbour, arriving in Tobermory always makes your heart swell. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17275691.scotlands-insider-guide-tobermory/

Joanna Blythman reviews Southside Scran in Edinburgh

Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack have named their latest Edinburgh venture Southside Scran, which strikes me as an odd choice. Yes, Tollcross is on the south side of the city, but southside to me means areas like South Clerk Street and Causewayside. Disorientation apart, that low-brow word ‘scran’ flags up a ‘food is only fuel’ […]

Move over gin … the rum revolution has arrived in Scotland

PAUL and Jacine Rutasikwa are telling the story of Matugga Rum. Its genesis is a fusion of their roots, one that stretches all the way from Uganda and Jamaica to a distillery in Scotland. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17282869.matugga-rum-founders-paul-and-jacine-rutasikwa-on-their-scottish-dream/

Amnesty International: 70 years after the universal declaration of human rights women are still fighting

TOMORROW marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) – borne from the ashes of the atrocities of the Second World War when the United Nations resolved to learn the bitter lessons of the devastating conflict and build a better future for everyone, everywhere. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17286113.amnesty-international-70-years-after-the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-women-are-still-fighting/

Neil Mackay: Why wine has become woven into our culture

AS National Wine Week comes to an end today, Writer at Large Neil Mackay, unravels why the humble grapevine has entwined itself so deeply into human culture and society. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17286135.neil-mackay-why-wine-has-become-woven-into-our-culture/

Three lives who still suffer the nightmares of hatred and repression

As the world tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Foreign Editor David Pratt tells the stories of three lives indelibly etched by the hatred, intolerance, violence and repression that this milestone document has sought to prevent. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17286150.three-lives-who-still-suffer-the-nightmares-of-hatred-and-repression/