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...
Sanjeev Kohli unveils the bold new tartan for Edinburgh's Hogmanay 
 2018 (Photo: Ian Georgeson)

Still Game star is in the pink to kick off 2018 in real style

Sanjeev Kohli showed he was Still Game this week when he unveiled a bold new tartan for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations. The vibrant new tartan for...
A silver gilt address casket

Royal treasures to go on show for the first time in over 130 years

Glittering treasures from the Indian subcontinent are to go on display in Scotland for the first time in over 130 years. Dazzling works of art...



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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...
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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...