Duncan Barrie from Galbraith

Stirling offers an attractive option to commuters travelling to Glasgow and Edinburgh

The Stirling and central Scotland property market is holding steady as commuters to Glasgow and Edinburgh continue to be attracted to the lifestyle offering and value...
GlenDronach Distillery has released Grandeur Batch 9

GlenDronach releases a distinguished and complex single malt

The GlenDronach Distillery has released Grandeur Batch 9, the latest extremely rare batch of this highly revered single malt, bottled as a 24 year old expression....

Singer Hannah’s talent is a genuine Rarity as she lifts BBC prize

Folk singer Hannah Rarity has been named the 2018 BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year. The announcement was made as part of the...
Linda Lawson, Bette McLaren with Sadie Oliver and Kenzie Storrie of Burnfoot Community School

New bridge is named after Scotland’s legendary voice of rugby

A new footbridge in Hawick was this week named after the town’s renowned rugby commentator, Bill McLaren. The McLaren Bridge was unveiled by his widow...
The Red Squirrel by Polly Pullar

Book Review – The Red Squirrel: A Future in the Forest

The Red Squirrel: A Future in the Forest is the Big Picture’s first launch in a series of breathtakingly astonishing conservation books. Before you start...
Downhill From Here, by Gavin Boyter

Book review: Downhill From Here

As he approached his mid-forties, Gavin Boyter wondered what his life was all about. This is the tale of an ordinary runner undertaking an extraordinary...



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...
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...