Design

The Macallan Distillery picks up another major industry award

Thu 23rd May 2019

The Macallan Distillery has received a recognition from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Scotland.

Design Focus: ST ANDREW’S BREWING COMPANY, CAIRD HALL

Fri 3rd May 2019

The Beatles and Frank Sinatra are just two of the big names that have graced the stage at Dundee’s Caird Hall and now it’s playing host to a huge bar-restaurant

Design Focus: The Crescent

Tue 5th March 2019

It’s been a long time coming, but Bubbles and Rahul Randev of the R Group have finally unveiled their latest Glasgow venture, The Crescent. It’s on the corner of

Design Focus: Cold Town House

Tue 5th March 2019

Bucket loads of divine design inspiration evidently rained down on Tibbatts Abel, the people responsible for the look and feel of Cold Town House, Signature Pubs’

Kilsyth’s Boathouse open again

Tue 26th February 2019

The Boathouse restaurant in Kilsyth has reopened its doors after being taken on by Ryan Barrie and his wife Aisling Friel four months after its closure. Ryan said th

Design Focus: The Grahamston

Thu 31st January 2019

Hotel bars can sometimes be guilty of drab and unimaginative interior designs. But the £1.2m redesign of The Grahamston Bar at The Radisson Blu on Glasgow’s Argyl

Design Feature: Jacques

Wed 5th December 2018

Brel’s wee brother Jacques is the new kid on the block in Finnieston. Owner Oli Norman’s latest offering to the Glasgow bar world (he also has his DNA all over S

Design Feature: The Bell Jar

Wed 5th December 2018

The Bell Jar is a novel by Sylvia Plath. It’s also the name of a new bar on Glasgow’s Dixon Avenue, on the city’s south side. It’s the sister bar to Partick

Design feature: La Vita Spuntini

Thu 15th November 2018

Walk into the La Vita Group's new £800k Glasgow restaurant, La Vita Spuntini Gordon Street, and what looks like a cherry blossom tree recreates a bit of outside ins

Design Focus: Cul Cuil

Thu 1st November 2018

Cuil, meaning ‘back court’ in Gaelic’, is the name of a new bar from owners Church Yard Glasgow Ltd, and it’s like it’s been exorcised of all the ghosts of

Nivens by Cafe Source

Mon 15th October 2018

They say third time’s a charm. Glasgow’s Cafe Source number three, Nivens by Cafe Source, on Nithsdale Road, happens to ooze plenty of the stuff, which is in no

Scotts, Port Edgar

Mon 15th October 2018

Apparently, walking over cobbles activates pressure points on the base of the foot that promotes good health. I’ve no clue whether or not this takes in the eyes, b

Design Focus: Nauticus, Edinburgh

Mon 17th September 2018

NAUTICUS 142 Duke Street, Edinburgh EH6 8HR Once upon a time there were three guys with one big dream: to open a bar in Leith that captured the heart of what was goi

The Spiritualist brings new vibes to Aberdeen

Fri 31st August 2018

Signature Pubs, the group behind Copper Blossom in Edinburgh and Church on the Hill in Glasgow, has opened The Spiritualist at 67 Langstane Place in Aberdeen. Area M

Design Focus: Hawksmoor, Edinburgh

Tue 14th August 2018

I thought Hawksmoor sounded like the name of a mythical bird of prey until I Googled it and discovered that it’s actually the surname of acclaimed English Arch