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Book review – The Cod Hunters by John Goodlad

For the best part of a century, cod was the mainstay of the Shetland fishing industry, and intrepid skippers criss-crossed the north Atlantic in search...
The square sausage ice cream from Apex Hotels

Square sausage ice cream available – for one day only

Scots are known for their love of square sausage and their sweet tooths - so a Scottish hotel group is combinging the two. To commemorate...

Orkney Distillery and visitor centre now ready to open

The Orkney Distillery and visitor centre will officially open in Kirkwall this week, creating a major new tourist attraction for the islands. Two years in...

Enjoy the Green Grass of Wimbledon with this cocktail

As we near the finals of Wimbledon, we present another cocktail to help you enjoy events at SW19. Our second Wimbledon-inspired cocktail comes to you...

Hundreds give support to Scottish wildlife book

Hundreds of people are backing the creation of a landmark book showcasing the benefits of a wilder Scotland. Trees for Life’s crowdfunding appeal to raise...

Book review – James I: Scotland’s King of England

What's the story? In James I: Scotland's King of England, John Matusiak takes the reader on a journey through the turbulent life of one of...

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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 £50,000 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...