Douglas Heatlie won Scottish toilet attendant of the year at the Loo of the Year awards for his efforts maintaining the Avenue at Lauder

Flushed with success after winning national toilet award

A Scottish toilet attendant flushed out the competition to win a national Loo of the Year award. Douglas Heatlie from Selkirk, an employee of Scottish...
Alan Biggar presents the cheque for £25,500 to Emma Vickerstaff, regional fundraiser East of Scotland, Teenage Cancer Trust

Classic car team raises thousands for a deserving cause

A team of four friends drove a 60-year old Morgan car around Scotland for charity - with no side-screens and no roof! They drove in...

Scots are raising their glasses – and it’s not with whisky

Scots are swapping their whisky for gin, according to sales figures from a supermarket. Sales data from Aldi has revealed that gin is Scotland’s tipple...
Beech House in Swinton

Impressive former police station in a quiet conservation village

A former village police house in the Borders is for sale. Beech House, formerly the village Police House, is an attractive detached four bedroom family...
A Face Changer at the Giant Lanterns of China

Face Changer lights up the Lanterns at Edinburgh Zoo

The Giant Lanterns of China welcomes the Face Changer to their winter extravaganza event. One of China’s most dramatic performers Guofan Jin has brought this...
The Gordon & MacPhail Glenlivet 1943 decanter and box

Wartime whisky bottling impresses with its clever design

Gordon & MacPhail is celebrating winning gold in the Scotch whisky category of The Spirits Design Masters 2017, one of the most respected and high...



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...
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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...

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...