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Tenth Tradfest event all geared up to launch

Edinburgh Tradfest has launched its 10th festival programme of traditional live music, talks, podcasts, storytelling, ceilidhs, dance, workshops and new commissions. These will take place...

Royal Highland Show’s light show comes to Alloa

The Royal Highland Show's 200th anniversary light fantastic has this week taken it to Alloa. It is showing a series of immersive storytelling installations across...
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Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace reach Edinburgh

After a severe pandemic-induced drought, getting your cultural fix feels all the more special these days. Flinging its doors open to the public once more...
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James McAvoy’s triumphant Scots stage return

Any expectations I may have had about what to expect from James McAvoy's return to the Glasgow stage in Cyrano de Bergerac were thrown out...
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Hippfest film event returns to great acclaim

The Hippodrome Silent Film Festival is celebrating the success of its 12th edition with the return of live and in-person events. These were held at...
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Edinburgh’s festivals ready for anniverary year

Ahead of the opening of the first festival of their 75th anniversary year, the Edinburgh Festivals have issued a ‘declaration of intent’. 2022 is the...

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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...