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A Week in Whisky: Taking ‘Precious Time’

Peter Ranscombe takes another light-hearted look at the world of whisky… FEW photographers or directors can compare with David Eustace. He's long been a firm...
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What’s on this weekend: Art, rivers, and chips

Peter Ranscombe takes a look at what's on this weekend in Scotland. THE Glasgow Contemporary Arts Fair returns to its marque outside Kelvingrove Art Gallery...

‘Wonders of Wool’ on show tomorrow

WOOL will be the star of the show tomorrow when the National Museum of Rural Life kicks off its "woolly weekend" in East Kilbride. The...

Ideal Home Show begins in Glasgow today

THE Ideal Home Show is throwing open its doors in Glasgow today. Speakers on the main stage inclyde John Amabile, Danni Menzies, Martin Roberts, and...

The show will go on thanks to Fringe funding

FRESH funding for 13 Edinburgh Festival Fringe producers means "the show will go on" this summer. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is distributing nearly £1.3...
Slains Castle, also known as New Slains Castle is a ruined castle in Aberdeenshire. It overlooks the North Sea from its cliff-top site 1 kilometre east of Cruden Bay. The core of the castle is a 16th-century tower house, built by the 9th Earl of Erroll. Bram Stoker once stayed in the Castle, using it as inspiration for his story, Dracula.

Dracula and his Scottish links are revealed

DRACULA and his links to Scotland are being marked tonight. Bram Stoker's novel is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Stoker began writing Dracula while...

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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...
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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...
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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...