A recipe for a warming salted honey hot toddy

It’s National Hot Toddy Day tomorrow, January 11, and to mark the occasion, Old Pulteney has created a gorgeous Salted Honey Hot Toddy recipe. Old Pulteney, The Maritime Malt, presents their salted honey twist on the well-loved classic. Featuring a 12-year-old Scotch from the UK’s most northernly shores and tasting notes of salted honey, anise,…

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Free bus travel for under-22s across Scotland

Young people and children can now access free bus travel, by applying for a National Entitlement Card (NEC). The Young Persons’ (under-22s) Free Bus Travel Scheme was announced in November 2021, offering young people across Scotland free bus travel. From today, young people aged five to 21 years can apply for a card to allow…

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A delicious vindaloo recipe for Veganuary

January is here, and that means that Veganuary is back. Over the next two weeks, we’re presenting recipies courtesy of four-time Sunday Times bestselling authors and co-creators of BOSH!, Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, who have sold more than one million copies of their plant-based cookbooks. Since they launched the BOSH! platform over five years…

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An exhibition to mark the untold Scottish stories

Historic Environment Scotland has today announced a programme of activity to celebrate the Year of Stories. This includes Unforgettable, an exhibition featuring the untold stories of 12 people from Scotland’s history. The exhibition, which opens in April at Blackness Castle, celebrates stories of people from marginalised communities whose lives shaped or were shaped by Scotland…

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Art collection showcases the beauty of the capital

This collection of Edinburgh-focused work gives us a profound sense of the different periods of time that helped shape the contemporary capital. Through the work of artists such as John Bellany, Anne Redpath, Sir Henry Raeburn and Alexander Naysmith, every aspect of the city is explored as we learn to appreciate Auld Reekie’s diversity and…

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Findowie Farmhouse launch Scots venison ready meals

One of Scotland’s biggest food producers is on a mission to put venison on the menu in 2022. Findowie Farmhouse have laid out a guide to the health and environmental benefits of their prime ingredient – Scottish venison – to encourage more Scots to give it a try this year. The family behind Findowie Farmhouse,…

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Celebrating the beauty of Beinn Eighe

The UK’s first National Nature Reserve, the stunning Beinn Eighe NNR, recently celebrated its 70th birthday. To mark the event, NatureScot has revealed the winning pictures from a photo contest commemorating the landmark anniversary. In 1951, Beinn Eighe was designated as the UK’s first NNR to protect its precious ancient pinewood, the largest fragment in…

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Secrets and scandals in a fascinating biography

Lady Jane Douglas was the sister of the Duke of Douglas, the richest man in Scotland. When she reportedly gave birth to her first children (twins) at the ripe old age of 49 in a back room in Paris, questions were asked as to the whether a legitimate heir to the family fortune had been…

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A fast-paced historical Highland thriller

The creation of Great Britain is certainly a topical subject. Using her knowledge of the English Tudor and Stuart periods, S J Garland creates this fast-paced historical thriller based at the time of the signing of the Act of Union. Set in the Highlands, a man is sent to become an excise collector but things…

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Two new faces at Scottish Land and Estates

Scottish Land and Estates has welcomed two new members of staff to augment its headquarters team. Sarah Madden has joined SLE as a policy adviser (rural communities) and Hannah Lloyd joins as the organisation’s business development manager. Sarah previously worked for parliamentarians in both the Scottish and Westminster parliaments, most recently working for Hannah Bardell…

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