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Make the most of your garden – by starting work now

March is truly the start of the new season for gardeners. The weather improves, soil warms and drifts of bright yellow daffodils proclaim that spring...
Lizzie's Dram has been created by Diageo to mark Liz Stewart's retiral

Lizzie’s retiral is marked with a special dram

Scotland’s first female operator in malt distilling celebrated her retirement last week and Diageo marked the occasion in a rather ‘neat’ way. After 31 years’...
Feathered Friends by Jenny Hunter

Jenny’s studio is a haven of beautiful paintings

Buildings hold a fascination for artist Jenny Hunter. From a tumble-down bothy in Aberdeenshire to the golden elegance of a Venetian palace, she is drawn...
Bow Fiddle Rock, Portknockie, by Gordon Mackie

Artist Gordon has enjoyed his brushes with success

During his tenure as principal teacher of the art department at Moray's Buckie High School, Gordon Mackie turned to painting as therapy. ‘I was one...

Looking at the sad decline of Scottish kestrels

I have long had a soft spot for a creature that was once our most common bird of prey. And I came across one again...
Roddy Kennedy by one of his damaged sycamores, which will have to be felled. (Photo: Angus Blackburn)

Tales of the riverbank as beavers pose a problem

As beavers continue their rapid colonisation of Tayside, Strathearn and Strathmore, seeping their way effortlessly into river systems, there is growing disenchantment amongst the farming...



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...
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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...
Credit: Zak Cassar.

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...

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...