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Book review – Ghost by Helen Grant

What’s the story? Ghost is the tale of Augusta McAndrew, a girl living on a remote Scottish estate with her elderly grandmother Rose. She knows...

Learn skills that helped build walls across Scotland

Traditional skills are at the heart of a course which is coming to Aberdeenshire next month. Building and repairing dry stone walls is at the...

The appliance of science helps create new gin

A Scottish distiller announce the launch of its debut gin - based on a scientific understanding of flavour compounds. The Oro Distilling Company has released...
Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship winner David Kennan

New Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowships

Four authors have been honoured by the Scottish Book Trust. The Trust, the national charity changing lives through reading and writing, has revealed that the...
Ewen Mackintosh, Benromach’s managing director, at the famous red doors

Scotch Whisky distillery is branching out into gin

A Scots firm has revealed plans to create a handmade gin in Forres. The owners of The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd have unveiled plans for...
JK Rowling wrote her early books in the Elephant House in Edinburgh

10 fantastic Scottish facts about Harry Potter

From polyjuice potion to gillyweed, transfiguration to parseltongue, most of us are familiar with the weird and wonderful creations of JK Rowling’s imagination. Aside from...

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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...