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Soundtrack to Scots musical Orphans is released

National Theatre of Scotland has announced the launch of Orphans, the soundtrack of their brand-new Scottish musical. Orphans is a darkly comic musical about family,...
FREE TO USE PUBLICITY PICS. 23/3/2022. Dandelion Festivals announcement, at Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow. Pic shows: members of "Hen Hoose" collective, L-R: Signy, Emma Pollock, and Jayda.

Dandelion to bring two free festivals to Scotland

Two major free outdoor festivals will take place this summer in Glasgow and Inverness. They are part of Dandelion, an ambitious creative programme taking place...

Making a big impression with Les Dawson tribute

Actor, comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw is coming to Scotland this summer with a new show. Les Dawson: Flying High is an homage, and celebration...
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More than 1,200 international performers from more than ten nations will open the show at Edinburgh Castle this Friday (3 August). 

This year’s Tattoo (3-25 August) will celebrate ‘The Sky’s the Limit’ taking audiences on a journey of human evolution to man’s greatest achievements. The theme will mark Scotland’s Year of Young People and pay homage to the RAF’s centenary.

Top Secret Drum Corps are heading to the Tattoo

Swiss drumming sensation, The Top Secret Drum Corps, has been revealed as the first confirmed international act to take to the Castle Esplanade when The...
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The Scandal at Mayerling ready to open this week

Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic ballet about a dysfunctional royal family, depicting shocking real events from 1889, opens for its new tour in Glasgow this week....
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Scottish Opera coming to our television screens

On Easter Sunday (17 April), the new Scottish Opera production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Gondoliers, described by audiences as ‘wonderful and heartwarming’, is scheduled...

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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...
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...
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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...