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Scottish Opera ready to make its festival debut

Scottish Opera is performing at the award-winning Lammermuir Festival in East Lothian for the first time this September, with a new semi-staged performance of Benjamin...

Burns centenary book located at charity sale

A chance find at a charity book sale has been found to be a literary gem. Cassie Kennedy was attending the sale and knew she...

The skull of Lulu, the killer whale  (Photo: National Museums Scotland)

Unique ceramics and killer whale skull to go on show

A killer whale skull from the only resident killer whale pod in the UK is among the fascinating objects featured in New to the National...
The Gas War by Graham Johnston is to be launched next Friday, 24 August.

Four new books about Shetland’s War to be launched

The first of four books about Shetland’s role in the First World War will be launched later this month. The are being published by Shetland...

Escape the festival and enjoy an afternoon tea

If the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh city centre in the midst of the Fringe Festival is too much for you, then you probably want...

A chocolate treat to mark this year’s book festival

Visitors to the Edinburgh International Book Festival can treat themselves to a special limited-edition dessert. Throughout August, The Ivy on the Square will be unveiling...

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The Glen Grant: Scotland’s longest serving distiller Dennis Malcolm retires after 63 years

Born on The Glen Grant distillery grounds in 1946, where both his father and grandfather worked, Dennis Malcolm was always destined for a career in...
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Ardnahoe Distillery: First whisky to come from a new distillery on Islay since 2009 released

It has been six decades since Stewart Laing first learned how to make whisky on Islay. In the 1960s he travelled to the world-famous whisky...
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Kiefer Sutherland: Hollywood star brings new whisky to the UK

Hollywood star Kiefer Sutherland has unveiled his new whisky to the UK, a homage to his Canadian roots and love of the spirit. The whisky,...
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Life With Isle of Harris Distillery: ‘The Hearach is special, it has done so much for the island’

Isle of Harris distiller Thomas Macrae talks to us about his earliest memories of whisky and why The Hearach is so special to islanders. And...
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Lerwick Distillery: Shetland set for its first whisky distillery

The idea began more than a decade ago when friends Martin Watt, Caroline MacIntyre and Calum Miller came up with the idea to open the...
Since its humble beginnings nearly ten years ago, the distillery has generated ÂŁ50,000 for the local community.

GlenWyvis: World’s first fully community owned distillery offers whisky lovers chance to buy shares

In 2015, former Army Air Corps helicopter pilot John McKenzie decided to bring whisky back to Dingwall after a 90 year absence. His idea was...