Hunt for Scotland’s top pooch is nearly over

The search for Scotland’s Best Dog is almost over. In the fifth of six episodes in the BBC Scotland series, going for gold this week in the race to become Scotland’s Best Dog are Angus the black Goldendoodle, Bear the Pomeranian and working Cocker Spaniel, Poppy as the dogs compete for the last place in…

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The story of philanthropist A. K. Bell and the Gannochy Trust

There have always been people who are in successful in life, who feel a moral duty of care to help those less well off. In A Roof Over One’s Head, writer Jeremy Duncan narrates the history of the work of A.K. Bell and the Gannochy Trust. The Trust was founded in 1937 by Scottish businessman…

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Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Visitors to the Palace of Holyroodhouse can currently see the State Apartments transformed with shimmering Christmas trees, garlands and a magnificent table display to celebrate the festive season. Exclusive after-hours tours will give visitors a unique behind-the-ropes experience and family activities will bring royal Christmases to life for children and adults alike. In the Café…

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A fascinating look at faith with carefully chosen words

If you’re judging a book by its cover, then, on first glance, Olives and Obligations would apoear to be some kind of cook book. Hwever, upone reading the text, Olives and Obligations has a subtitle of Biblical stories, scripts and reflections: Genesis to Nehemiah. This book is a collection of writings from Iona Community members,…

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Dewar’s reveals new 36 Year Old whisky for global travel

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has extended the Dewar’s Double Double series with a new release. It has revealed the launch of the release of Dewar’s Double Double 36 Year Old in travel retail, initially with China Duty Free Group, before rolling out to other locations in Asia Pacific. The new release is a Prestige Plus…

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Follow the Twelve Days of Christmas wooden sculpture trail

Twelve unique and striking totem pole sculptures have once again been placed across Aberdeen city centre – can you find them all and solve the Christmas puzzle to earn your festive reward? Created by chainsaw carver, Garry Shand, the carvings depict the popular carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas. First launched in 2016, the trail…

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Illuminating a Christmas Wonderland

What better way to light up the cold December nights than with some Christmas magic and cheer? This certainly is the case with Perth’s new Christmas Wonderland riverside walk. Situated just across South Street bridge, by the river at Norrie Miller Walk, it is hard to miss with the multicoloured and welcoming glow of the…

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The perfect read if you want to have pigs at home

For the majority of people, pigs are something that live on farms, where they are bred for eating purposes. However, that’s not been the case over the past decade – how often have we seen pictures of celebrities out and about, whilst carrying a micro-pig in their arms? Keeping Pigs is an introductory guide is…

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A different way to get a whisky – with a non-fungible token

The Dalmore Highland Single Malt is offering a new dram in a unique partnership. Dalmore has partnered with BlockBar.com, the non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace for luxury wine and spirits, to offer a limited edition liquor NFT with a set of The Dalmore Decades No.4 Collection. This will be the only set within the exceptional Dalmore…

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New funding for Scottish river restoration training

Organisations and businesses are being urged to apply for a share of new funding to support development of nature-based skills in river restoration. The Working with Rivers training scheme will fund up to 20 paid placements of 12-weeks duration. The placements will offer training and high quality, on-the-job experience in river restoration, natural flood management,…

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