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Young pipers serenade Ukraine’s football team

THE National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland welcomed the Ukrainian national side to Glasgow this morning ahead of tonight's World Cup qualifier at Hampden. The...

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland fuses hip-hop with classical

MOZART, Bach, and Beethoven are getting a hip-hop makeover as the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland teams up with the Ensemble Mik Nawooj. They've come together...

Land with Summer Isles view for sale

LAND at Achiltibuie in Wester Ross with views of the Summer Isles has gone on the market. The former hydroponics site - where crops were...

Sir Walter Scott Steamship turns to vegetable oil and hydrogen

THE Sir Walter Scott Steamship could soon be running off vegetable oil and hydrogen after securing fresh funding. The National Lottery Heritage Fund Scotland has...
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Platinum jubilee: Corgis, cakes, and cruises

COMMUNITIES throughout Scotland are preparing to celebrate the Queen's platinum jubilee. In Aberdeen, Lord Provost David Cameron will light a beacon outside Marischal College on...

Juliet Robertson is top young soloist

PIANIST Juliet Robertson has won the inaugural "Scottish Young Musicians' solo performer of the year" title. Juliet, 14, from Stirlingshire, won the competition in Glasgow...

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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...