• 1 August 2014

    ANDREW Young's delight in watching the little winged acrobats is palpable.

  • 31 July 2014

    POETS have always inspired painters - and of course vice versa.

  • 30 July 2014

    After last week's, another July poem by Edward Thomas.

  • 28 July 2014

    As the Commonwealth Games get into their golden stride, James Spence has Usain Bolt in mind when considering how athletes must produce their absolute best at a precise point in time.

  • 26 July 2014

    ARTIST Rosaleen Orr of Kilbarchan is also a novelist and poet (she was joint winner of the McCash Scots Poetry Competition in 2003).

  • 25 July 2014

    PERHAPS if global warming really happens, nightingales will be heard north of the Border in coming decades.

  • 24 July 2014

    The Glasgow-born psychiatrist and international guru R D Laing (1927-89) was also an accomplished poet.

  • 23 July 2014

    THIS is one of Wordsworth's best-known compositions on a Scottish theme (he made several enjoyable excursions north in the course of his long life and wrote sympathetically on what he saw and learned).