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A week in whisky: World Whisky Day looms

Peter Ranscombe takes his irreverent weekly trek through the world of whisky… WORLD Whisky Day is almost upon us once more, and what better way...
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What’s on this weekend: festivals and doggy cream teas

Peter Ranscombe takes a look at what's on this weekend in Scotland. The Law restaurant at the Marine hotel in North Berwick is sure to...

Strathallan School opens The Art Cafe

STRATHALLAN School in Perthshire is opening a café in its art department. The Art Café will be run by Blend Coffee, which has shops in...

Dunfermline named as Scotland’s 8th city

DUNFERMLINE, once the capital of Scotland, is to become our nation's eighth city. The Fife town was granted the honour this morning as part of...

The Drinks Bakery toasts deal to supply Waitrose

THE Drinks Bakery has signed a deal to sell its Drinks Biscuits range in 230 branches of up-market grocer Waitrose. Andy Murray, who founded his...

T-Rex visits High School of Glasgow

PUPILS at The High School of Glasgow received a visit from a tyrannosaurus rex to mark the end of their junior school's first science week....

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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...