The Scotsman, Edinburgh-based newspaper of Caldeonian nationhood, has decided to stop reviewing classical, jazz and world music recordings.
The editorial decision seems a tad odd at a time when Scots musicians are rising high in all three genres, but print newspapers these days can barely afford to pay for a cup of Horlicks let alone a record review. The result: in the run-up to the independence referendum, Scotsman readers have no way of knowing what their musicians are up to.
One Scottish jazzman, Tommy Smith, has published an online protest. James MacMillan and Nicola Benedetti – let’s be hearing it from you.