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new policy officers, Katherine Pollard and James Mackessack-Leitch

Dynamic duo will help land commission in its aims

The Scottish Land Commission has added two new staff members in order to help achieve their goals. The growing organisation, which was established in April...
St Valery and its Aftermath, by Stewart Mitchell

Book review: St Valery and its Aftermath

In many histories of the Second World War, much is written about great generals and momentous battles while the story of the ordinary soldier goes untold....
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra will perform Peter and the Wolf and The Carnival of the Animals (prchestrated by Makoto Ozone).

Peter and the Wolf gets a special Scottish makeover for the jazz orchestra

A traditional story has been given a Scots makeover, for the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. They will perform Liz Lochhead's take on Peter and the...
An arboreal walk will be held at the Duke’s Monument, Barncluith, in Chatelherault Country Park

Celebrating Scotland’s magnificent culture and landscape for a weekend

A celebration of the Scottish landscape and cultural heritage is being held later this month. Visitors are being invited to take part in a traditional...
Making For Home: A Tale of the Scottish Borders. by Alan Tait

Book review – Making For Home: A Tale of the Scottish Borders

A former art historian, farmer and writer, Alan Tait has lived in the Moffat Water Valley for over 40 years. He describes his third book...
The Glenmorangie distillery

Many happy returns – with a multi-million expansion plan at Glenmorangie

Glenmorangie is celebrating its 175th birthday with plans for a multi-million-pound expansion. The highland firm aim to add a second still house to its site,...

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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...