Scotland’s whales: Two orcas spotted off coast of Ardnamurchan

A rare sighting of two killer whales off the coast of Ardnamurchan has been captured on video.  The orcas John Coe and Aquarius belong to Scotland’s only known resident pod of killer whales. The duo was spotted by Rob Barlow, Owner of Hebrides Cruises who was skippering one of the company’s three vessels, Elizabeth G…

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The Macallan to open new fine dining restaurant on iconic estate

In 2021, The Glenturret Lalique became the first restaurant inside a distillery to achieve Michelin recognition. Just a few years later, it followed it up with a second star, making it one of only two places in Scotland to hold the prestigious award. But now Speyside distillery Macallan could be about to follow in its…

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Edinburgh Floral Clock in full bloom for RNLI

Edinburgh’s world famous Floral clock blooms in honour of the RNLI’s 200th anniversary, with more than 35,000 flowers used to create this year’s design. Three gardeners took just six weeks to create the clock which will be in bloom until October. Former Botanical Services Manager, David Dorward, has been planting the clock for 42 years,…

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Sally Reid reprises her role as Shirley Valentine: ‘The ideas behind the story still feel very familiar to a lot of people’

It’s been nearly 40 years since Willy Russell wrote Shirley Valentine, his monologue about a middle-aged, working class Liverpool housewife and her transformational solo holiday in Greece. But as Sally Reid prepares to play the iconic role of Shirley for a second time at Pitlochry Festival Theatre, she says there is a lot about the…

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RRS Discovery: 120-year-old rudder removed for restoration

It was built in Dundee in the early 1900s to take explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott to the Antarctic. But after 123 years and having travelled all over the globe – including three voyages to the Antarctic – the RRS Discovery is now in desperate need of conservation to preserve its structure. The ship’s rudder,…

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