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Food and farming awards launched

THE Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) Scotland is now accepting entries for its 2023 Food & Farming Sustainability Award for farmers and food producers. Applications...
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Edinburgh hospitality venues host art exhibitions

TWO art exhibitions have opened at a hotel and members' club in Edinburgh. Spring-inspired "Gilded Attestation" opened to the public at the beginning of last...

University unveils Adam Smith tartan

THE University of Glasgow has created a tartan to mark the tercentenary of economist Adam Smith. Smith began studying at the university when he was...

Hostelling Scotland gears up for busy season

SCOTLAND'S youth hostels are preparing to welcome back visitors. Hostelling Scotland, which runs nearly 60 sites, said "early indications suggest it is going to be...

Fife kids get ‘Fish in the Classroom’

PUPILS in Fife have been learning about the River Leven thanks to a project called "Fish in the Classroom". The children have been looking after...

House of the Binns reopens tomorrow

THE House of the Binns reopens tomorrow following major conservation work. The restoration project is part of the National Trust for Scotland’s ten-year strategy –...

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HRH Prince Charles with Ian Urquhart Signing First Cask at Benromach.

Former Gordon & MacPhail chief Ian Urquhart dies following an illness

Scotch whisky legend Ian Urquhart has died aged 76. The Moray based businessman died peacefully on 15 March after an illness, with his family by...
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Charles Maclean: Whisky writer launches new charity dram with his sons

Scotland's leading whisky writer Charles Maclean has launched a new dram - and every bottle sold will give at least one person clean water for...
Chef Tom Kitchin. Credit Marc Miller

Me and My Dram, Tom Kitchin: ‘You have to be in the right moment to enjoy whisky, that’s the magic of it’

Following a rocky start, celebrity chef Tom Kitchin has fostered an enduring love for whisky, finds Morag Bootland. He sits down with us for the latest...
The first legal dram from the Outer Hebridean Isle of Harris, The Hearach offers an elegant single malt, with fruit and floral notes and a long, slightly smoky, finish.

Isle of Harris: Distillery releases four new batches of the long awaited Hearach whisky

Last year the first batches of the long awaited Isle of Harris whisky sold out in less than five hours – after more than 25,000...
Rosebank Distillery.

Rosebank Distillery: ‘King of the Lowlands’ ready to re-open with 100-year-old mill still used in whisky production

It was closed three decades ago in 1993, but now the ‘King of the Lowlands’, Rosebank Distillery is to reopen.  The historic distillery has been...
The lights are on at the still house of Port Ellen distillery after 40 years.

Port Ellen: The rebirth of Scotland’s legendary ghost distillery

The rebirth of Port Ellen distillery has been eagerly anticipated for years by the whisky community across the globe.  Perhaps the most legendary of all...