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The Bookish Banksy’s artwork goes to auction

A collection of rare book sculptures, especially created for Scottish Book Trust by an anonymous artist dubbed the Bookish Banksy, are to be auctioned online...
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Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre’s thrilling season

From football to Kafka, from nuclear science to climate crisis – the spring 2022 season of Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre offers live and...

A botanist in bronze comes to a Scottish castle

A bronze head and shoulders bust of Scottish plant collector Archibald Menzies has been gifted to Castle Menzies. Menzies, a ship’s surgeon and botanist who...

Opera Highlights bringing vaudeville to the nation

Tickets are on sale now for a new vaudeville-inspired Opera Highlights show that travels around Scotland to 18 local venues, including in the Outer Hebrides....

Tickets now on sale for StAnza poetry festival

The wait is finally over as tickets for this year's StAnza festival go on sale. With the full programme now online, the box office is...
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The life of tragic Scots star Lena Zavaroni on stage

A new production based on the life of Scots singer Lena Zavaroni is set to debut this spring. Feather Productions, in association with the Beacon...

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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...