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White reindeer go on Christmas tour

THREE white reindeer are heading out on the road for the first time as part of the Cairngorm herd's Christmas tour. The trio of calves,...
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Film and TV news round-up: Wildlife, Stella, and more

Lights, camera, action as Peter Ranscombe shares the latest film and television news. A SCOTTISH filmmaker has won the on-screen talent pitching contest at the...

Dunvegan Garden scoops RHS award

DUNVEGAN Castle & Gardens has been selected as this year's top Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) partner garden in Scotland. The RHS said that the award...

Banchory Bangle raffle deadline approaches

THE raffle to win this year's "Banchory bangle" comes to an end on Friday. Jewellery designer Malcolm Appleby has made been making a bangle each...

Scottish Opera names 60th emerging artist

SCOTTISH Opera is marking its 60th anniversary by appointing its 60th emerging artist. The opera company's emerging artists perform on stage, as well as working...

Scottish trio triumphs at Walpole awards

THREE Scottish brands came away with prizes last night from the Walpole British Luxury Awards. The Gleneagles Hotel was named "British Luxury Brand of the...

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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...
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...