Happy 125th birthday with two new whiskies from Tamdhu

Tamdhu is celebrating its 125th anniversary year with two limited edition launches at this year’s Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. As the first in-person Speyside Whisky Festival since 2019, there is great excitement for the occasion, so Tamdhu is delighted to be able to celebrate its very own historic milestone as the whisky world descends…

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Three days, two wheels, one sceptical cyclist

Kathi Kamleitner of Watch Me See explores Scotland’s west coast by bike. As I cycle down the hill through Glencruitten towards Oban, my hair is flying in the wind. My chest is filled with pure joy and my mind is flashing with childhood memories of sunny family outings on two wheels. But then, a thought…

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How Mary, Queen of Scots, used fabrics in policitcs

Reading Embroidering Her Truth really was a pleasant surprise. In an age when textiles expressed power, Mary, Queen of Scots exploited their symbolism artfully. The most famous example was wearing red – the martyr’s colour – at her execution, but Hunter outlines the many subtle and not-so-subtle ways in which Mary used fabrics to her…

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Broad support for discussions on lynx in Scotland

There is sufficient appetite from a diverse cross-sector of rural stakeholders to examine whether potential barriers to a trial reintroduction of Eurasian lynx to Scotland can be overcome. That’s according to the first detailed study into the social feasibility of the species’ return. The research, commissioned by the Lynx to Scotland project, spent a year…

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These whisky memory boxes will roll back the years

To celebrate the SMWS Flavour Hunters festival throughout the whisky month of May, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society have created a sensory experience like no other. Based on the science of memory recall and creation, SMWS have designed the world’s first literal memory boxes. Partnering with professional psychologist Dr Ansgar Endress, Scottish chef Bruce Clyne-Watson…

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Scots conservation charity appoint CEO

Future Woodlands Scotland – a Scottish charity working to create and conserve native woodlands – has appointed its first ever chief executive officer to support its expansion plans. Shireen Chambers, MBE, is currently executive director of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and senior leadership experience of the…

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Tullibardine reveals fourth Distillery Edition

Following the success of their previous three Distillery Editions, Tullibardine have unveiled their fourth in the series. These expressions have been handpicked by distillery manager, David Myles. David has worked at the distillery for 17 years and can uniquely say that he mashed, distilled and filled the spirit that he selected from 2005 to create…

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The perfect guide to the outdoors – by an expert

Anna Fleming, a qualified mountain leader who has worked for the Cairngorms National Park Authority, leads the way on epic rock climbing adventures. She travels through the Peak District, Yorkshire, Cairngorms, Wales and beyond. Having gone from a novice to an expert rock-jock, Fleming shares the highest highs and lowest lows that each climb has…

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Commando Memorial clean up continues next week

The next phase of works on the Commando Memorial site at Spean Bridge is expected to get underway next week, with the cleaning of the bronze statue including the stone plinth. This means that the Memorial will be scaffolded and sheeted obscuring it from public view. It is anticipated that the cleaning work will take…

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New tourism body wants visitors to back Scots communities

A new national tourism body is urging visitors to support community owned tourism enterprises across Scotland and deliver a boost for local jobs and services as the sector rebuilds after Covid-19. Scottish Community Tourism (SCOTO) is a new network of around 100 community owned tourism organisations and enterprises. Its aim is to promote and represent…

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