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A rural gem that’s still close to the big cities

Kirkfield Lodge is an attractive small holding in a rural location within commuting distance of Glasgow and Edinburgh.  This is a four-bedroom property, with dining...

Borders rugby legend Doddie Weir onhand for unveiling of new whisky

Doddie Weir, the Borders rugby legend who was recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, was the guest of honour for the unveiling of the second...
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Carcrabank Hill Farm goes on the market

Galbraith presents to the market Cacrabank Farm in Selkirk. This is an excellent hill farm with forestry potential extending to about 687.29 acres with cottage...
This image is FREE to use (first use) - Brick to the Past - Lego at Stirling Castle - Ava Green (8), from Broxburn, West Lothian, visits a brand new LEGO exhibition at Stirling Castle. The Jacobite Risings: The Fight for Britain’s Throne by Brick to the Past recreates key moments in Jacobite history in around one  million LEGO bricks, including over 2000 individual soldiers from both sides of the conflict as well as depictions of several of Scotland’s historic buildings all in the shadow of the Cairngorms mountain range. The exhibition, mounted in the Queen’s Outer Hall of the Castle, is on display for the first time in Scotland and will run until 2nd February 2018 - for further information please see  https://www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk/whatson/ or contact Claire Mullaney, Communications Officer, Historic Environment Scotland on 0131 668 8588 or 07881 512 379  or at Claire.Mullaney@hes.scot - picture by Donald MacLeod - 04.12.2017 - 07702 319 738 - clanmacleod@btinternet.com - www.donald-macleod.com

The plastic fantastic bringing Scottish history to life

Over one million Lego bricks have been used to bring Scottish history to life. Visitors to Stirling Castle will be able to step back in...
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Voting opens to decide the nation’s #ScotWord which will be revealed in the epic flaming finale of the Torchlight Procession at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay  

Final shortlist of possible #ScotWords as decided by the young people of Scotland announced in national campaign to choose one word which best answers the question – ‘What makes you proud to live in Scotland’  

Young people continue to lead the debate and now call for engagement across all generations as everyone in Scotland is encouraged to vote for their favourite #ScotWord in a public vote. Voting is now live via scotword.edinburghshogmanay.com 
The #ScotWord which wins the public vote will form the stunning culmination of the iconic Torchlight Procession launching Edinburgh’s Hogmanay to the world 

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay puts the young people of Scotland centre stage heralding the start of the Year of Young People 2018 

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What makes you proud to live in Scotland? #CULTURE #BRAW #WELCOME #HAME #ALIVE #DIVERSE #BONNIE 
Today, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay launched a nationwide vote to ask Scotland to choose its #ScotWord from these words which have been selected by the young people of Scotland.    
Young people have been the driving force behind #ScotWord from the outset of the campaign and in this exciting final phase now lead in widening the discussion around Scottish pride and facilitating intergenerational debate in homes, communities and online as the call is issued to everyone in Scotland to campaign and vote for their favourite #ScotWord.   
The vote is open until 17th December but the #ScotWord which wins the public vote won’t be revealed until the 30th December when it will form the stunning culmination of the iconic Torchlight Procession. This moment is set to launch Edinburgh’s Hogmanay to the world with a unique new image an

Voting opens to decide the nation’s #ScotWord

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay has launched a nationwide vote to ask Scotland to choose its #ScotWord from a selection which have been made by the young people...

Performers are honoured at Scots Trad Music Awards

The biggest and best names in Scots trad music were honoured at a glitzy award ceremony in Paisley on Saturday night. The MG ALBA Scots...

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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,...
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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...
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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...