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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

8 November 2022

UK’s highest railway set to reopen in 2023

The UK‘s highest railway is expected to return to service early in 2023, almost five years after structural problems shut it down. The funicular railway at […]
2 November 2022

Scotland to Europe ferry link set to restart operations in 2023

The city of Bruges has officially confirmed the reopening of the ferry link between Zeebrugge (West Flanders, Belgium) and the port of Rosyth, Scotland, from 2023. […]
25 October 2022

World’s largest capacity floating wave energy device to be tested in Scotland

Irish firm Ocean Energy is set to collaborate with 14 partners in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, and Spain to develop a project that will test […]
19 July 2022

Van Gogh self-portrait discovered on the back of “Portrait of a Peasant Girl”

A hidden self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh, with his ear intact, was found behind another canvas by the Dutch painter, the National Galleries Scotland in Edinburgh […]
17 February 2022

Scotland aims to become the best destination for responsible tourism​

The Travel Foundation is working with VisitScotland and Scotland’s three economic development agencies on a package of COP26 legacy projects that will further establish Scotland’s tourism sector […]
30 November 2021

Scotland’s adoption of Responsible Tourism gathers momentum

Today is St Andrew’s Day, the feast day of Andrew the Apostle. St Andrew officially became the patron saint of Scotland when the country’s independence was […]
17 September 2021

This desert island in Scotland is for sale. It’s cheaper than a one-bedroom flat in London

A deserted island of more than 90,000 square meters is for sale for a price that starts at 59,000 euros ($70,000) – the average price for […]
19 July 2021

A haunted village in Scotland is for sale for only €147.000

Looking for a new home? You could buy a Scottish village for just €147.000, but you have to deal with a ghost… Since the beginning of […]
24 June 2021

Dalwhinnie Distillery – a marriage in the mountains

In March 2018 I was on a final research trip for my book Sea of Bones and I took a train between Edinburgh and Inverness. Anticyclone […]
17 June 2021

Wolfburn Whisky – the return of a mythical beast?

Like last week’s Arran whisky, this week’s tipple – Wolfburn – has seen a revival after a halt in production of 150 years. The Wolfburn distillery […]
11 June 2021

Arran Whisky – How a war veteran revived a sleeping giant

The Isle of Arran lies between Ayr and Kintyre. Sometimes known as ‘Scotland in miniature’, it possesses all Scotland’s geography – Highland and Lowland areas – in […]
31 May 2021

Scotland aims to have the world’s first zero emissions aviation region

Orkney, an archipelago off the northeastern coast of Scotland, UK, is running several low-carbon aircraft trials in an 18-month project that aims to become the “world’s […]
26 May 2021

Caol Ila: the whisky from the Queen of the Hebrides

Just 25 miles north of the northern Irish coast lies Scotland’s fifth and the British Isles’ eighth largest island. Rich in Gaelic, Norse, and Scottish clan […]
19 May 2021

Oban, a town built by whisky

Just over two miles above the town of Oban lies Loch Gleann a’ Bhearraidh, a reservoir that overhangs the coast like an infinity pool, glassily reflecting […]
26 April 2021

Scotland to make period products freely available for women

Scotland has unanimously passed the Period Products (Free Provision) Bill, which requires local authorities to ensure that period products —including tampons and pads— are available free […]
8 April 2021

The Scottish islands introducing sea-powered cars

Residents in Shetland, an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, can now use electric cars powered entirely by energy generated from the sea. BREAKING NEWS: […]
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