Arts & Screen

Scots poet ‘amazed’ at reaction to Robert Burns ‘sex pest’ comment

Scots poet Liz Lochhead has said she is retiring from giving talks on Robert Burns after landing herself in trouble with fans of the Bard by calling him a “sex pest”.

Mechanical engineering Alasdair Logan answered 16 questions correctly to help Strathclyde to victory. Picture: BBC

Strathclyde student Alasdair Logan wows University Challenge

It’s the long-running quiz show that has traditionally been dominated by students from Oxford and Cambridge.

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Scenes from ‘lost’ episode of Only Fools And Horses to air for the first time

Viewers are to get a glimpse of a ‘lost’ episode of Only Fools and Horses for the very first time.

Cartoon of a dancing bear in the Glasgow Looking Glass, July 8 1825. PIC: Special Collections at Glasgow University Library.

The street bear shot for wrestling a Glasgow councillor

Bruin the performing bear was well known on the streets of mid-19th Century Glasgow as the sidekick of travelling showman Antonio Dallori, who also went by the stage name of Aunty Dolly.

Amazon launches 40 new channels

Amazon launches 40 new channels

More than 40 subscription TV channels including Discovery and ITV Hub+ are now available to watch for Amazon Prime members as part of the new Channels service.

The move to restore the Clyde Valley orchards will be featured on the programme (Pic Sarah Peters)

Clyde Valley orchards and New Lanark star on Sunday's television

BBC Countryfile focuses on the Clyde Valley in this Sunday’s edition.

David Christie with Summerlee curator David Christie with a display of his photos

Train fan displays a real passion for his hobby

David Christie (80), a resident of Parksprings Care Home in Motherwell, started his love of trains 76 years ago and the age of 14 started travelling all over Europe recording trains and taking photos.

Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Across the UK, you will find spectacular scenery, quaint villages, dazzling architecture and bustling cities.

Vikings take part 'during a torchlight procession through Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Millions of Brits could be descendants of Vikings, research finds

Millions of Brits could be descendants of Vikings - especially if their surname ends in ‘son’, according to experts.

Colin Prior

BBC documentary reveals why Bothwell photographer is king of the mountain

Bothwell photographer Colin Prior is featured in a new documentary due to be broadcast on BBC2 Scotland this Monday.

Scottish schoolchildren lay poppy crosses at the service at Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras. Picture: Warren Media

Scotland remembers ‘terrible price of war paid at Arras’

Descendants of soldiers killed in the Battle of Arras – including 18,000 Scots – 
gathered at events in Scotland and France yesterday to mark its centenary.

Frank Quitely with his image of Superman flying over Kelvingrove. Pic: SNS.

Glasgow is Frank about its place as the centre of the comic book universe

Nearly 200 years ago Glasgow became the birthplace of the comic book and remains at the entre of the industry to this day.

Balbithan Castle near Kintore, Aberdeenshire. PIC Contributed.

Scottish castle and Jacobite hideaway for sale for less than £1m

A historic castle that became a Jacobite hiding place following the Battle of Culloden has gone on the market for less than £1m.

The extended family of James Forrest are brought together by the TV show Heir Hunters including half siblings  Maureen Armstrong (second, right), Ian Cunningham (third, right) and Christine Robertson (centre)

Heir Hunters exposes family secret hidden for 60 years

A routine search for heirs after a man died in Craigneuk care home leaving no will and no known next of kin led to an extraordinary family reunion.

Peter Capaldi as the Doctor

POLL: Who is your favourite Doctor Who?

Peter Capaldi has announced he is stepping down from the role of Doctor Who later this year, with the 58-year-old Glasgow-born star telling the BBC it was ‘time to move on’.

Margaret Davies appears in the new Trainspotting film, including scenes filmed in Bellshill.

Singer swaps club stage for a part in T2 Trainspotting

A club singer has revealed how she was talent spotted by director Danny Boyle to appear in the sequel to Trainspotting and ended up filming scenes in a Bellshill pub.

John Hurt in his role as 'the War Doctor' in a Doctor Who special episode.

Actor Sir John Hurt dies at 77.

Veteran character actor John Hurt, star of movies including Alien and Harry Potter, has died at 77 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The shortlist features 14 remarkable women from different fields in Scottish society.

Search is on for gallery’s first Scottish heroine

Stirling’s Wallace Monument is set to add its first female figurehead to its Hall of Heroes gallery within the famous landmark.

Hit '90s TV show Crystal Maze, famously hosted by Richard O'Brien, is coming back

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.

Entries from statutory records have been released onto ScotlandsPeople - the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

Latest birth, death and marriage records released

Entries from important statutory records have been released today onto ScotlandsPeople – the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

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