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Atlantic Salmon Trust auction is open

THE Atlantic Salmon Trust has launched its annual auction to raise money for research. More than 100 lots are up for grabs, including fishing, shooting,...

Born Free brings 25 bronze lions to Edinburgh

TWENTY-FIVE life-sized bronze statues of lions will be unveiled today in Edinburgh by international wildlife charity Born Free. The statues include one of Elsa, the...

Scottish hotels triumph in Conde Nast list

SCOTLAND'S hotels have taken four of the top ten spots at Conde Nast Traveller magazine's Readers' Choice Awards, with Glasgow named as the UK's friendliest...

Hollywood stars’ favourite tea comes to Glasgow

A TASTE of Hollywood has come to Glasgow as Oprah Winfrey’s favourite tea is being served at The Dhabba and Dakhin Indian restaurants. Previously only...

Jason Donovan rekindles Edinburgh link as ‘Joseph’ returns

Beverley Lyons spoke to Jason Donovan ahead of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat coming to the Edinburgh Playhouse. ACTOR and singer Jason Donovan can’t...

Silvy Weatherall show comes to Dumfries

SCOTTISH artist Silvy Weatherall has a new exhibition, "Broken Journeys", opening next week at Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries. Weatherall describes herself as "a hater...

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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...