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Edinburgh Science Festival launches line-up

THE line-up for the Edinburgh Science Festival has been announced. Thirty-one venues will host events on 1-16 April. "Edinburgh Science Festival continues its commitment to...

Walter Scott Prize longlist unveiled

THE longlist for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction has been published Twelve novels are in the running for the £25,000 prize, which celebrates...

The story behind the Doddie Weir Cup

SCOTLAND beat Wales on Saturday to win rugby's Doddie Weir Cup. Ahead of the Six Nations match, the silversmiths from Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh...

Mountain rescuer ‘Heavy’ Whalley honoured

THE Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture has been presented to David "Heavy" Whalley. Heavy has spent more than 40 years rescuing people from...
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£1m Scottish castle bought by American

KNOCKDERRY Castle, a category-A listed Baronial pile at Cove on Loch Long, has been sold to a buyer from the United States. The castle, which...
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Scotch £6bn exports bonanza and more whisky news

SCOTCH whisky exports broke through the £6 billion barrier last year for the first time. Distillers exported £6.2bn-worth of our national drink, climbing from £4.52bn...

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SCOTLAND'S NATIONAL DRINK

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...
HRH Prince Charles with Ian Urquhart Signing First Cask at Benromach.

Former Gordon & MacPhail chief Ian Urquhart dies following an illness

Scotch whisky legend Ian Urquhart has died aged 76. The Moray based businessman died peacefully on 15 March after an illness, with his family by...
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Charles Maclean: Whisky writer launches new charity dram with his sons

Scotland's leading whisky writer Charles Maclean has launched a new dram - and every bottle sold will give at least one person clean water for...
Chef Tom Kitchin. Credit Marc Miller

Me and My Dram, Tom Kitchin: ‘You have to be in the right moment to enjoy whisky, that’s the magic of it’

Following a rocky start, celebrity chef Tom Kitchin has fostered an enduring love for whisky, finds Morag Bootland. He sits down with us for the latest...
The first legal dram from the Outer Hebridean Isle of Harris, The Hearach offers an elegant single malt, with fruit and floral notes and a long, slightly smoky, finish.

Isle of Harris: Distillery releases four new batches of the long awaited Hearach whisky

Last year the first batches of the long awaited Isle of Harris whisky sold out in less than five hours – after more than 25,000...
Rosebank Distillery.

Rosebank Distillery: ‘King of the Lowlands’ ready to re-open with 100-year-old mill still used in whisky production

It was closed three decades ago in 1993, but now the ‘King of the Lowlands’, Rosebank Distillery is to reopen.  The historic distillery has been...