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Shortbread for New Year: the Evolution of a Recipe

This week, Elizabeth writes about New Year’s baking. Tartan tins of shortbread, optionally adorned with romantic depictions of Eilean Donan castle, Scottie dogs, or Bonnie Prince Charlie, are the clichéd epitome of a present from Scotland, perhaps especially at New Year. I was therefore struck when leafing through Catherine Brown’s excellent Scottish Cookery (3rd edition,…

10 January 2017Activities Rare Book Collection

The most enormous party – when we were 500!

As the University starts to plan for the final celebratory events of the 600th anniversary season in Autumn 2013, we have been looking back on how our predecessors partied during one gloriously sunny week in 1911. Rachel Hart, Muniments Archivist, has been digging through the records to discover what went on. You can find lots…

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