Posts Tagged: Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

I missed Bella for eye-opening drama

I didn’t make it to Belladrum last weekend, but all the photos and videos posted by friends on social media gave me a pretty good flavour of what I missed. Lewis Capaldi’s blend of ballads and banter seems to have won over the Tartan Hearts, closely followed by Peat and Diesel. There was warm love… Read more »

Beautiful, Beautiful Belladrum.

Stunt riders and wrestlers, fortune tellers and a ukulele band, Gaelic duets, 12 foot tall wicker badgers, story-telling and Chinese dragons with the faces of monkeys. Flash mobs and silent discos, book signings and whisky cocktails, yoga, hippies, a giant tin of Spam, and wellie-clad brides. What do all these things have in common? No…. Read more »

Diana should be allowed to keep her secrets

I wasn’t alive when JFK was shot, but I’ll never forget where I was when I heard that Elvis was dead. We were on a family holiday near Achmelvich, staying in what was known rather grandly as ‘the chalet’. In reality it was a one-room static caravan with a tiny loo and shower, but it… Read more »

Monster dreams, Steve Feltham style

Ok, so it rained a little, but that couldn’t dampen the spirits of the thousands who attended Belladrum’s 13th Tartan Heart Festival. With hundreds of events over more than 20 stages it was impossible to experience it all; the Facebook and Twitter posts from my friends show we each had an entirely unique experience. I… Read more »