Even as the Witch is tempting Hansel and Gretel with mouthwatering treats, the creative team at Scottish Ballet have more bon-bons in the pipeline with a revival of the late Peter Darrell's Nutcracker planned for December 2014.
Four years ago, I stood in a boat on the Clyde and followed the first of the new Astute nuclear submarines into Faslane.
He is regarded as the most intellectual, the most sociable and the most international of the four Scottish Colourists, and if there were such a thing as the most palpable, then John Duncan Fergusson would tick that box too.
LAST Thursday I bumped into composer Rory Boyle in the cafe bar of the Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland.
Once upon a time, there was a Grimm tale about a witch who lured children into her tasty gingerbread house ...
The weight of 152 years hangs heavily around the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (the RGI).