Waste Not

Would these spindly little fellows make it onto our shelves?  Photo © Neil Langan, Shutterstock

Hugh’s War on Waste, BBC One

It was shocking to see twenty tonnes of perfectly good parsnips – not rotten, not bruised, not damaged – thrown away because they failed to reach an ideal of perfection. If you’d grown them yourself in your allotment you’d be proudly posting pictures on Facebook. Continue reading “Waste Not”

Bloody Scotland

Stirling’s Bloody Scotland festival had its second outing this year. Healthy attendance figures (up 43% on last year’s 4000) indicate that Scotland’s first crime writing festival has the potential to be an annual thing. Events all seemed well attended or sold out. And there was already chatter about next year which is very exciting. Continue reading “Bloody Scotland”