Cameron McNeish has won the 2018 Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture. The award will be presented to the outdoor writer and broadcaster, wilderness bikepacker and advisor at this month’s Fort William Mountain Festival. The Scots Magazine team were delighted to hear this news. Not only has he been a magazine stalwart over the past few years, but his contribution to writing, in general, about Scotland’s countryside goes unsurpassed, whether it be through book, TV series or journal.
A group of musicians have banded together to raise money for much-needed restoration work at a historic Fife church. Oboist Steve Wiggetts’ newly-created St Andrews Ensemble will perform its inaugural concert on February 17. The players are aiming to strike the right chord with the performance in the town’s All Saints Church, by supporting efforts to give the venue a revamp. “I’m looking to work the ensemble into the musical fabric of the area in various different ways,” said Mr Wiggetts.
Floors Castle, on the outskirts of Kelso, has been the seat of the Duke of Roxburghe, since the 1720s. John, Earl of Roxburghe, first commissioned architect William Adam to create at a fairly modest plain block with towers at each end. His descendant the Duke, James Innes-Ker, commissioned William Playfair to remodel and rebuild the castle into the form we see today. You’ll see that it bears a close resemblance in style to another of Playfair’s work, Donaldson’s college in Edinburgh.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".