INTERVIEWS

Celie Byrne

Celie Byrne is a Scottish contemporary, multi-disciplinary artist based in Fife. Since her inclusion in the 2011 BP Portrait Award Exhibition with ‘Teenage Dirtbag’, a painting of her then teenaged son, Celie has become prolific in the intervening years.  She predominantly paints portraits but can also be seen up scaffolding, brush in hand, to produce large […]

Colin Prior

In a career spanning thirty-eight years, Colin Prior photographs and captures sublime moments of light and land, which are the result of meticulous planning and preparation and often take years to achieve. Prior is a photographer who seeks out patterns in the landscape and the hidden links between reality and the imagination. He has produced […]

Barbara Dickson

We are honoured to welcome Scottish singer and actress, Barbara Dickson OBE, to our interview series. In her recording career, Barbara Dickson has earned 6 platinum, 11 gold and 7 silver albums. She was awarded an Olivier Award for her work in the theatre in ‘Blood Brothers’ and won a second Olivier and Best Actress […]

Howie Nicholsby

Howie Nicholsby is the creator of the iconic brand 21st Century Kilts, offering a unique take on traditional Scottish style. The use of original textiles, ranging from leather, gold and purple denim, camouflage, to pinstripe offer something different to those fond of this age old item. 21st Century Kilts is true to the original kilt […]

Mark Beaumont

Athlete, broadcaster & ambassador Celebrating a decade of world firsts, pushing ultra endurance, sharing inspiring journeys and helping businesses to perform. Mark Beaumont’s documentaries, events and books about ultra endurance and adventure have taken audiences to over 100 countries. Outside of sport and broadcasting, Mark is a business ambassador and speaker, as well as working […]

Tony Singh

Tony Singh MBE is one of the most accomplished and much-loved chefs of his generation. His name is synonymous with modern cuisine – whether it’s in restaurants, pop-ups or in-home dining with his newest venture, Tony’s Supper Club. His versatility and personality make him the ideal spokesperson for brands as well as an expert consultant […]

Midge Ure

MIDGE URE is a Scottish musician, singer-songwriter and producer, a highly acclaimed artist who really needs no introduction from us! Performing in bands including Slik, Thin Lizzy, Rich Kids, Visage and Ultravox, Midge Ure co- wrote and produced the charity single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ And jointly organised Band Aid, Live Aid and Live […]

Simon Cotton

Simon Cotton is the Chief Executive of Johnstons of Elgin, Scotland’s leading textile company with mills at Elgin in Moray and at Hawick in the Borders. These two heritage mills are open to the public and manufacture for the world’s greatest luxury brands as well as their own, internationally recognised label, sold in the world’s […]

Tom Kitchin

Tom is Scotland’s youngest Michelin starred chef proprietor, having achieved a star aged only 29, and has become a well-known face on television, having appeared on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, UKTV Food’s Market Kitchen and in BBC2’s successful series, The Great British Menu. Tom has on many occasions joined some of the UK’s most renowned chefs […]

Charles MacLean

One of the founders and Directors of MacLean & Bruce is the world-renowned whisky expert Charles MacLean. Charles has spent the last 40 years writing and teaching about Scotch Whisky.  With 17 books on the subject under his belt, Charles is recognised across the globe for his expertise, and travels throughout the world for tastings, […]