Caroline Lindsay, The Courier

Caroline Lindsay

The Courier

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Past articles by Caroline:

‘You can’t hide with fish’: Murrayshall chef on his love of seasonal produce, and a recipe

Craig Jackson, head chef at Murrayshall Country House Hotel in Scone, tells Caroline Lindsay about his favourite ingredients to cook with, his love of seasonal produce, and how lockdown has changed the way he thinks about food. → Read More

‘Death has given me a new perspective on life’, says mortuary technician Carrie Thomas

While many of us don’t like thinking about death, it’s reassuring to know that when we’re making plans for the end of our lives, there are people to help us prepare for our final journey. → Read More

The show will go on: Dundee Women’s Festival moves online to celebrate the Power of Women

Dundee Women’s Festival (DWF) is an annual event celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, recognising women’s rights, their qualities and their achievements. Twenty-seven countries have a public holiday but Dundee is doing even better with a two-week festival running from March 5 to March 14. → Read More

Chef Interview: Path to cafe was ‘destiny’ for Elie restaurant owner

Amy Elles tells Caroline Lindsay about her passion for local food, working with her husband, and why opening the Harbour Cafe in Elie was meant to be. → Read More

Enjoy Courier Country's snowdrops both indoors and outdoors

Snowdrops are usually one of the first signs of spring, but this year’s crop have been buried under a blanket of snow. However, with the snow all but gone (we hope), it’s time to appreciate these pretty little flowers. → Read More

Save our songbirds: help reverse the dramatic decline of our feathered friends

Can you imagine being unable to hear the song of the starling or linnet in the hedgerows, or the call of the curlew across the wild marshes? Once common to Scotland, these three species of songbirds have fallen dramatically while the past 50 years has seen a 50% decline in many species of UK songbirds. → Read More

We can all give Scotland’s wildlife a helping hand

NatureScot is Scotland’s nature agency, connecting people and nature in Scotland. It’s no surprise to learn that visits to Scotland’s outdoors increased hugely last year year with many of us enjoying the benefits of nature on our doorstep. → Read More

Parenting can be tough but Arbroath support group Mum and Me helps make it that bit easier

It would be fair to say that Mum and Me was, and still is, Kim Marr’s baby. For many years, when Kim worked for the children and families teams in social work in Angus, she saw mums struggling to carry out the job of parenting their children on a daily basis. → Read More

Visit the winter wonderland of Dundee’s botanic garden in its 50th anniversary year

Over the past 10 months many of us have spent far more time in the great outdoors than we normally would. Courier Country is blessed with a host of beautiful parks, glens and open spaces – and a perfect space to walk and wonder is right on our doorstep at Dundee University Botanic Garden in the west end of the city. → Read More

A happy childhood filled with home cooking gave Stephen an appetite for becoming a chef

Happy memories of his dad’s lentil and ham hock soup and homemade pizza inspired Stephen King to embark on a career in hospitality at 19. → Read More

Stacey’s Christmas dinners sold like hot cakes – next stop, clootie dumplings!

Over the quarter century that Stacey Marshall has spent in the hospitality industry, she has travelled all over the world, from London and the Scottish Highlands, to Brussels and Los Angeles – but she has never lost her passion for home-cooked food. → Read More

Roisemays’ unique designs bring nature to life on soft furnishings for the home

A sheepdog poses against a backdrop of rolling hills; a row of cottages sits in the shadow of a graceful willow tree; and boats bob about in a picturesque harbour. → Read More

Stick With It campaign encourages people to play their part in keeping Scotland safe

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt normal life, businesses have come together to encourage shoppers to continue to follow the guidelines and play their part in keeping Scotland safe and open. → Read More

Relive the childhood magic with Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales in Scots

We all remember our favourite fairy tales, many of them written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. Although he was a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, he is best remembered for his fairy tales.And now Itchy Coo has published these much-loved stories in Scots, translated by well-known Scottish writers including Val McDermid and Elaine C. Smith. → Read More

Make your own chutney and give someone a lovely handmade gift this Christmas

After pulling all of the remaining fruits from our tomato vines, we donated the stalks to our pigs and chickens, and resolved to throw the fruits into making some Christmas chutney. → Read More

Why Menu Ambassador 2020 Fiona Pollock is waging a war on waste at Ardross Farm

If there’s one thing Fiona Pollock hates, it’s waste. The owner of Ardross Farm near Elie in Fife, and the Menu’s current Brand Ambassador, Fiona recalls the eureka moment in spring 2005 when she and her late husband Rob were wondering what to do with a glut of vegetables. → Read More

Keep fit with Age Scotland's Around the House in 80 Days programme

As the days grow shorter it can be more challenging to exercise outdoors so Age Scotland has launched an innovative health and wellbeing project to encourage older people, their families and carers to keep active in their own homes this winter. → Read More

Chickens, slugs and cavalo nero kale – it’s all happening down on Kat’s farm

Kat Riach runs an off-grid bakery at her farm in the Fife countryside and regularly contributes to The Courier's food and drink magazine, The Menu. → Read More

Andrew to put Scotland on the map with first Atlas of Scotland in more than a century

Artist and writer Andrew Redmond Barr has launched an ambitious new project to create the first major Scottish atlas for over 100 years. → Read More

There is so much to learn and uncover about the Scottish Highlands, says former Mr Scotland

Tristan Cameron Harper loves everything about the Scottish Highlands, from its history, the landscape and ancient sites to its folklore stories and even the weather. → Read More