The history of the Scottish National War Memorial

This poignant account of the building of the Scottish National War Memorial is a must-read. Author Duncan Macmillan recounts the history of one of the most ambitious and successful public works of its time. First mooted in 1917, The Scottish National War Memorial was opened by Edward, Prince of Wales, on 14th July 1927. Paid…

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An exciting novel set in the 14th century

Based on events in fourteenth century Scotland, The Raid Into Angus is a novel about Robert de Atholia and Duncan Stewart. Both were both Gaelic warriors whose clans have a grudge against Sir Drugo Lindsay, a Norman knight with extensive lands in Angus Province. But, Stewart also carries with him extra baggage as he is…

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Surf’s up for Scotch whisky sponsorship

Cutty Sark, the blended Scotch whisky has announced a new partnership wthat’s all at sea. They are backing Surfing England to bring the brand’s adventurous spirit to life throughout this year’s competition season. As the nation gets ready for a summer of fun, the whisky’s light, easy-drinking blend will be part of the action, ready…

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Two new appointees at Wildlife Estate Scotland

Wildlife Estates Scotland has made two new appointments to its leadership groups. WES is an internationally recognised accreditation scheme promoting habitat and wildlife management best practice. Deirdre Stewart, estate manager at Dalhousie Estates, has been appointed a board member of the WES Advisory Board, which steers the long-term direction of the scheme. Lyn White, Forestry…

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Holyrood Distillery creates two new ‘Strong Waters’

This spring, Edinburgh’s Holyrood Distillery is set to introduce two ‘Strong Waters’ into the UK market. Launching this month, the new varieties, named Charmed Circle, are the magnificent results of Holyrood’s experimentation with heritage barleys and their progressive approach to spirit-making. Fuelled by a passion for Edinburgh’s brewing past and the land that surrounds the…

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The most ship-shape cookbook of all time

I always pictured food served aboard our mariners and matelots to be a school canteen situation with wrinkled sausages and dry mash. I’m thankful to be proven wrong by this toothsome cookbook. Chefs at sea may not have access to all the ingredients, but those at home can support a good cause, benefit from the…

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Fettercairn unveils third release from Warehouse 2

Fettercairn Distillery has unveiled the third release in its hugely popular and sought-after Warehouse 2 Collection. This is a small batch series created to celebrate the hidden gems within its 14 dunnage warehouses and to showcase its commitment to enlightened whisky making. Limited to just 9600 bottles, Fettercairn Warehouse 2 Batch No. 003 was distilled…

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A Gothic version of Rabbie Burns’ stories

A contemporary take on the gothic Edinburgh of Rabbie Burns is coming to the capital this week. Tam O’Shanter, Tales & Whisky premiers at Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh this Friday, 15 April, combining Scottish folklore, iconic poetry, and live music, all washed down with a wee dram of the good stuff. Running for three dates…

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New cream liqueur launched in time for Easter

Irish whiskey brand, Samuel Gelston’s, has today unveiled its latest expression – a decadent Irish Cream liqueur which will sit alongside its award-winning range of whiskies. Ideal for chocolate lovers, the finest Irish whiskey, smooth rich cream and luscious chocolate have been expertly blended to create the indulgent new expression. Bottled at 17% ABV, flavours…

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Scots group CAFOLLA release their new single

The March Onto Forever is the exciting new single from emerging Scottish new-age act CAFOLLA, which is out now. The synth pop-rock track is the first single taken from CAFOLLA’s upcoming album of the same name, due for release this summer. In a departure from CAFOLLA’s previous material, The March On To Forever spells a…

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