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Here's what's on in Scotland this week - Seven things for seven days

1 SCONE Palace is where it’s at this week. The mighty Otherlands Festival hits one of Perthshire’s prettiest spots and the gardens of the palace will become a veritable cornucopia of cutting edge music, forward thinking independent art, comedy at the Pavilion Stage, glamping, vintage shopping stalls and a wellness sanctuary. There are street food pop up’ that are a foodie’s dream in the Gannet Grounds and my mouth is watering at the host of options. The music is, as expected with a festi

Here's what's on in Scotland's cultural scene this week

1 SUMMER in the city where the air is still, a brand new terrace being born, it’s not overkill. The mighty SWG3 in Glasgow has a brand new spacious outdoor area which will be boasting a fully stocked bar, music from a rotation of most excellent DJs a barbecue from foodie giants Nomad and it will be open every Friday night starting this week. The new garden terrace forms apart of the ongoing community green space project in consultation with neighbours, resident artists and the wider community.

Here's what you can get up to in Scotland this week

1WHERE would the indy movement be without Alasdair Gray? Not as far along the road, I’d wager and as such we should celebrate the man and his legacy and I’ve just the thing to help you do that. The Hunterian Museum in Glasgow’s West End has an exhibition dedicated to the work of the renowned writer and artist. The two-room exhibition uncovers how Lanark was made and has been selected from the manuscripts and artworks created by Gray throughout the development of the novel that spanned thre

Here's seven great things happening in Scotland the next seven days

1 THERE’S a double delight this week – a top thing to do with your chums or kids or just a darn good read. Jenny Drew, the pocket rocket entrepreneurial queen of crafting, has launched her new sewing and crafting shop Sew Confident in Glasgow’s west end ... and her accompanying book also drops. Stop Playing Small is a tale of her journey to businesswoman and all things crafty along the way. Follow her on socials @sewconfidentjenny

PREMIUM Seven good ideas to have fun for seven days across Scotland

1 EH1 Festival information just dropped so get ready to snap up early bird tickets for this belter of an event. Six arenas, 12 hours, 60 artists – one hell of a good time. Roger Sanchez and Joel Corry for Cream, Basement Jaxx, Above & Beyond, Dave Lee aka Joey Negro, Bart Skills, Amy Wiles, The Shapeshifters … The headcount of world class DJs is phenomenal. Be there. The tickets are on sale now and the event is on September 24 at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston. To snap up your tickets pronto head over to www.eh1

SEVEN THINGS What to do in Scotland this week - Seven things for seven days

1 PROGRESS to YES. It’s the Aberdeen Independence Movement Conference today with all the gang back together – The National, WFI, Believe in Scotland, Bella Caledonia, Broadcasting Scotland, English Scots for Yes, Radical Independence Campaign, Scottish Greens, SNP Socialists and many more. The speaker line up is awesome, the one and only Richard Walker himself, Aamer Anwar, Hannah Bardell, Iona Fyfe, KaranAdam MSP, Kirsty Blackman , Maggie Chapman, Alyn Smith, Kat Cary, Rhiannon Spear and lo