Love in Vain

I think we’re finally finding our writing mojo again after a million camera button presses in the last few months and we start off our hopefully regular interviews again with Roland Link, talking about his latest book, Love in Vain, the story of The Ruts and Ruts DC, told by the people who matter. We also have a competition where you can enter to win a copy of the excellent book. Interview and competition can be found here.

Love in Vain - Roland Link

Wickerman Festival Ticket Competition

Another year, another blistering line-up from Wickerman Festival and yet another competition to win a pair of tickets for the weekend from us.

Wickerman Festival 2015

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets all you have to do is tell us which of the artists on this years line-up had a hit with “I Can See Clearly Now” and email your answer to Remember to include your name, address and mobile phone number. Good luck!

Tickets are not transferable so please make sure you can attend before you enter.

Wickerman Festival is set in Dumfries & Galway and takes place on the 24th and 25th of July. You can find all the information you need to know about Wickerman on the official website here.

Eden Festival Ticket Competition

We have lots of updates to get finished and online (as usual) but we’ll kick off with a competition to win a pair of tickets for this years fantastic Eden Festival which is held on the 11th to the 14th of June in Dumfries and Galloway.

Eden Festival 2015

All you have to do is tell us the name of the main stage at this years jam-packed festival and email your answer to

All entries must have a name, address and mobile number otherwise will be disqualified. You’d think that would be easy but every year there’s some people who miss out these things. Anyway, you’ve been warned. :)  Also, the tickets are not transferable so make sure you can go before you enter, keeps it fair for everyone.

All the info you need to know about Eden Festival can be found here, and the line-up for the festival can be found here. Tickets are still available and adults are only 99 of your hard-earned pounds each, great value in our humble opinion.

Good luck if you enter and hopefully we’ll see some of you there.

SB & DS.

Chasing the Sun

A trip to the Lemon Tree had been on the cards for a while for Dark Secret and Still Burning. Visiting from Glasgow, Tijuana Bibles were tonights evening pleasure and you can read our review and see some pictures here.


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P* up at the Brewery

* = arty

And so to the last music festival of the summer. FnS unpacked the party wagon with a heavy heart on their return from The Black Isle.

Still, there are new awaydays in planning for 2015 and, in the meantime, we can remember the festival spirit with a read of our Jocktoberfest 2014 review. Also, our gallery of images on flickr can be browsed here.

Jocktoberfest 2014 - Jocktoberfest 2014 -

Are Fields Electric?

One of the summer festivals FnS paid a visit to over the summer of 2014 was a new one close to Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries & Galloway. It may have only been Year One however, you’d never have thought it. But then Electric Fields has a good pedigree behind it.

Read all about it here, where you can also follow the link to our flickr photo gallery.



Baubles Around The Xmas Tree

Deck The Halls and all that jolly stuff. Christmas has arrived after what seems to have been a very short year and for the 5th year running Kid Canaveral have got their baubles out. Dark Secret and Still Burning got the FnS-mobile out of cold storage and went down to Edinburgh to see what all the fuss was about. You can read our review and see some pictures here.



Ibibio Sound Machine – can you spot David MacGregor (Kid Canaveral)?