50 sites join Northwoods Rewilding Network

FIFTY sites have joined the Northwoods Rewilding Network during its first 18 months. The network was set up in April 2021 by rewilding charity Scotland:...

14th-century woman’s face revealed by Whithorn Priory

THE face of a 14th-century woman buried on a bed of seashells at Whithorn Priory will be revealed today as part of Wigtown Book Festival....

Scots Language Awards winners revealed

TIKTOK star Doric Dad and writer Liz Lochhead were among the winners at Saturday night's Scots Language Awards. Hosted by poet Len Pennie and columnist...
FREE PICTURE:  Wigtown Book Festival 2022 First Weekend, south west Scotland, Sun 25/09/22:
From rock stars to astronomers – Wigtown Book Festival enjoys a stellar first weekend:
 Wigtown Book Festival got off to a great start with a host of compelling speakers ranging from Deacon Blue frontman Ricky Ross, TV’s Red Shepherdess Hannah Jackson and actor Gerda Stevenson to the UK’s Astronomer Royal Professor Lord Martin Rees and Scotland’s National Chef Gary Maclean. 
The 10-day festival continues until 2 October 2022 - see:
 Pictured browsing in the cookery section of a Wigtown bookshop is Scotland’s National Chef Gary Maclean with his son Finlay (pictured with Gary's permission).
More information in accompanying emailed Press Release, and from Matthew Shelley - Press Manager for Wigtown Book Festival - 07786 704 299 or Matthew@ScottishFestivalsPR.Org 
 Photography for Wigtown Book Festival from: Colin Hattersley Photography - - - 07974 957 388.
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Wigtown Book Festival welcomes fiddlers

MUSICIANS from throughout Dumfries & Galloway joined members of the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra (SFO) for a concert yesterday lunchtime at Wigtown Book Festival. Beth Porter...

Jackie Bird is new National Trust for Scotland president

TELEVISION presenter Jackie Bird was appointed as president of the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) on Saturday. Members of the charity approved her appointment at...

Baxters hampers help small businesses

LEGENDARY Moray food producer Baxters is launching its first luxury Christmas hampers, with a focus on small Scottish brands. Products that have made their way...



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...