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A New Perspective on Golf

By Sophie

This week, we're looking at all things golf. With golf known world-wide, we wanted to look at the well known game from a new angle. Darren Frankish co-runs 'Golf Car Company' with his father, Tom. This familiy-run lawnmower company provides green-cutting machines and golf cars to golf courses all around Scotland. Their contracts see them travel from the highlands of Scotland, through St Andrews, the golf hub of the UK, down to the lowlands. Tom also owns a Hickory golf course, on the outskirts of Edinburgh. This authentic version of original golf allows members to experience the game as it was a number of years ago.

In meeting Darren, I realise there is a lot more to golf than the game itself, so we sit down to chat about their take on the world renowned game.

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh - what you need to know

By Sophie

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect, designer and artist who is celebrated worldwide. He was born in 1868, in Glasgow, where a lot of his most important and significant work is still held.

Mackintosh began his journey by apprenticing for a local architect, John Hutchison. By 1889 he had moved on to Honeyman and Keppie, which was a larger and more established city practice. He also took some evening classes at the Glasgow School of Art, where he developed his talents in drawing. He used the School Library to look at architecture and design journals, which gave him a knowledge of current trends - both at home and world wide.