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Duck & Waffle hatches Edinburgh expansion

LONDON'S Duck & Waffle restaurant is spreading its wings by opening a branch in Edinburgh. The eatery - which is located on the 40th floor...

Royal Highland Show is ‘bigger than Hogmanay’

THE Royal Highland Show contributes £39.5 million to Edinburgh's economy - more than the city's Hogmanay celebrations, according to new figures. The report by BOP...

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay unveils First Footin’ music gigs

SINGER Callum Beattie is among the performers who's signed up for "First Footin’", a new series of gigs unveiled as part of Edinburgh's Hogmanay. "First...

‘Castle of Light’ trail opens in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH'S "Castle of Light" trail was switched on over the weekend by a couple chosen through a public vote. Maurice and Julia Maguire, who own...
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Whisky news round-up: Caskshare, Stannergill, and more

Peter Ranscombe serves up another irreverent dram of whisky news. FORGET the cost-of-living crisis - there's still life in the whisky market. Caskshare received so...

Stirlingshire’s Greengallery pops-up in Edinburgh

THE Dundas Street Gallery in Edinburgh is hosting a pop-up for Greengallery from Buchlyvie in Stirlingshire on 1-4 December. Greengallery, which also has a gallery...

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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...
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...