The incredible hexagonal basalt columns on the Isle of Staffa date back around 60 million years. Fingal’s Cave is one of Scotland’s geological marvels, on the windbuffered coastline of the Isle of Staffa. Mesmerising hexagonal basalt columns rise up from the sea to the ceiling of the 227ft cavern, the result of cooling Paleocene lava pouring out of the earth some 60 million years ago.
With news feeds filling up about disruptive snowfall across Scotland, we braved the cold winds to capture Edinburgh under a blanket of white. The recent snowfall in Edinburgh might be considered “bad weather” but when the sun is out, the capital looks resplendent. Calton Hill and Arthur’s Seat offer up some of the better views around the wintry cityscape. For a more relaxing climb, Calton Hill gives great views the imposing landscape under a low winter sun.
Robert Burns first moved to Edinburgh in 1786 and his time in the capital did not pass without incident. When it comes to Scots of international renown, few hold a torch to the crofter’s son from Ayrshire, Robert Burns. On January 25th, celebrations around the world will be raising a glass to the Alloway bard. Between the Bachelor’s Club in Tarbolton and the Burns Birthplace Museum, Burns’ Ayrshire exploits are well documented, as are his varied poetic works.
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".