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‘Beautiful Music in Beautiful Places’ is what The Lammermuir Festival is all about, with the venues being as much of a feature as the music.  This was a perfect starting point for press coverage, knowing that stunning photography would make great spreads in glossy magazines.

When you have something as unique as the National Museum of Flight on the festival’s doorstep, it’s fabulous to be able to stage something so completely apt.  And quite incredible that we have found that ‘perfect piece’ two years running? (Concorde last year became the ‘concert hall‘  when a new work was premiered on board.)

Classic FM Magazine, associated of course with the famous Classic FM radio station, reaches well over 30,000 readers worldwide. The editor, John Evans had a chat on the phone earlier this summer with the composer Philip Glass about the unusual venue of the Concorde Hangar for his one-act melodrama “1000 Planes on The Roof”, which appears in a great spread in the October edition.

From the 20th century, we jump back to a venue of 12th century origins, featured in the latest Homes & Interiors Scotland magazine.  The writer Anna Burnside visited Winton and the resulting six-page spread is a splendid insight into Winton House, with its paintings by the great masters Caneletto and Van Dyck. The magazine reaches some 77,000 readers but as we can only accommodate a fraction of those, you’ll have to book fast if you are to get one of the few remaining tickets for that venue.

Representing the finer things in life for decades has been Scottish Field magazine. Editor Richard Bath and photographer Roy Summers visited Yester House back in July, and this September’s edition carries an exclusive feature on Yester House, one of THE most spectacular stately homes in the country. This was home to one of East Lothian’s most famous residents, composer Gian Carlo Menotti, whose centenary Lammermuir Festival celebrates this year

Jane Nicolson