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Rory Darge returns as the Scotland shuffle pack for the France fixture at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

In an eye-catching selection, Gregor Townsend has dropped former Scotland captain Jamie Ritchie completely as he seeks a new back-row blend to take on the considerable breakdown talents of Fabien…

Russell captains as Rowe gets Cardiff call-up

Scotland men’s rugby union coach Gregor Townsend has announced his team to take on Wales in the opening round of the Six Nations. With regular full-back Blair Kinghorn temporarily out…

Remembering Matthew Perry, 1969-2023

Amongst a talented ensemble, Friends’ youngest star — the actor and activist Matthew Perry, who has died at his Los Angeles home, aged 54 — was the first among equals.…

Review: ‘Qu’est ce que’ Stop Making Sense?

(Jonathan Demme, 1984; newly remastered and re-released) Qu’est-ce-que c’est? ‘Stop Making Sense’, the most celebrated concert film ever, is returning to the silver screen with a brand new master and…

Fringe 2023: Mark Dean Quinn – Is This Enough

Well, is it? Here’s the premise: a man eats a lot of food. More specifically: he eats the same foodstuff, a whole kilogram of it, repeatedly, not so much ad…

An Ode to Appleton Tower

“It is all too easy to be bewitched by the marvellous architecture of Edinburgh. Here is my tribute to one of its finest triumphs of engineering.” Oh Edinburgh, you citadel…

The reunion of Pulp

Yes, the rumours are true: Pulp are getting back together. Jarvis Cocker and Co. are embarking on a series of live gigs, including one just down the road at TRNSMT…

Scotland look to extend impressive Six Nations run

Two games into this year’s Six Nations and things are already heating up. Scotland has won their first two games; one at Twickenham, the other a comprehensive drubbing of Warren…