Grouse season gives £350m boost

THE grouse season ends today, following its five-month boost to Scotland's rural economy. Grouse shooting generates more than £350 million a year and supports the...

Whisky news round-up: Deacon Blue, festivals, and more

Peter Ranscombe sticks his tongue in his cheek to round-up the latest news from the world of whisky. THE National Whisky Festival of Scotland returns...

Hospitality news round-up: Kinloch Lodge, Tipo, and more

Peter Ranscombe checks in for the latest news from the world of hospitality. KINLOCH Lodge on Skye is rounding off its 50th anniversary with a...

Mountain experts urge public to ‘#ThinkWINTER’

MOUNTAIN safety campaigners have launched their "#ThinkWINTER" campaign urging the public to access the right information and advice before venturing into the hills. Now in...
Sophie Clark

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Firefighting with Scotland’s first female gamekeeping lecturer

Sophie Clark, Scotland's first female gamekeeping lecturer, shares the story of why she's also a retained firefighter. I GREW up in the small harbour village...

Munro unveils Scottish electric 4×4

AN ELECTRIC 4x4 off-road vehicle capable of running for 16 hours is being unveiled this evening. East Kilbride-based carmaker Munro has named its first vehicle...



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...
Ewan, Jamie, Charlie and Lachlan Maclean.

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...
The lights are on at the still house of Port Ellen distillery after 40 years.

Port Ellen: The rebirth of Scotland’s legendary ghost distillery

The rebirth of Port Ellen distillery has been eagerly anticipated for years by the whisky community across the globe.  Perhaps the most legendary of all...