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Book review – Maggie’s Mittens is a charming story

What’s the story? This is a charming tale of a young girl who, in spite of her mother’s wishes, doesn’t want to wear her hot,...

Queen of Crime will join their silver celebrations

Scotland's Queen of Crime is to join the birthday celebrations for the Friends of Innerpeffray Library. Friends of Innerpeffray Library in Perthshire are 25 this...

Clay pigeon event will boost care charity

A clay pigeon shooting competition being held this summer is set to benefit a worthy charity. On Saturday, 12 May, the first PATCH Summer Series...
Barrow loads of book fun with Andrew Wilson, owner of the Beltie Books bookshop in the town (Photo: Colin Hattersley)

Read all about it as Wigtown marks 20 years as book town

Scotland's national book town is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week. In 1998, Wigtown in Dumfries and Galloway was declared Scotland’s National Book Town –...

Great storytelling is just out of this world

What's the story? Three classic Doctor Who stories from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s have been given the audiobook treatment. This trio of adventures in...

Boswell Festival of biography was fully booked

This year's all-star guests at the Boswell Book Festival have given it a resounding thumbs up. TV’s Gogglebox star and Festival author Mary Killen perfectly...

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Dram delights: Scotland’s new whiskey’s

Alice Grundon takes a look at some of Scotland’s new expressions…   Glenmorangie Rich and deliciously decadent, Glenmorangie Pommard Cask Finish is the result of...
The Macallan Horizon bottle in SCOTCH.

The Balmoral unveils exclusive ÂŁ100,000 whisky experience in partnership with The Macallan

It's been two centuries since The Macallan distilled its very first batch of whisky on the banks of the River Spey. Since then it has...
Dennis Malcolm

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...
Inaugural Release HR-001-6177 copy

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,...
Thomas Macrae.

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...