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Burrell Collection gets ready to reopen

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StAnza programme launched ahead of 2022 festival

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Two days to enter Glencairn Glass crime writing short story comp

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Kirsten and Robin pick up consulting awards

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FREE PICTURE: Royal Highland Showcase Wicker Beltie and Tunnel Mural, Edinburgh, 14/06/2021:
Royal Highland Showcase Celebrates Dumfries and Galloway with One-Tonne Willow Bull:
A one-tonne wicker Beltie bull, hand sculpted in Dumfries and Galloway, has arrived in Edinburgh where it will be a centrepiece of this week’s Royal Highland Showcase - at the Royal Highland Showground on the fringes of Edinburgh 
Nearby, the famous underpass where the finest livestock are led in and out of the Ingliston showground arena, has been painted with a magnificent mural depicting farm animals, horses, wildlife and scenes from south-west Scotland.
 The Royal Highland Showcase runs online from today (Monday) 14th to (Sunday) 20th June (2021) and replaces the annual Royal Highland Show which cannot take place due to COVID-19 restrictions - see: 
 Each year RHASS invites a different region to act as “host”, allowing it to highlight the best of its rural economy. This year it’s the turn of Dumfries and Galloway which prides itself on its thriving creative community.
  Pictured with the beltie is artist Trevor Leat (correct), whose sculptures are familiar from Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations, the Wickerman music festival and a variety of National Trust for Scotland properties. And artworks project leader Cathy Agnew (correct).
For more information see accompanying press release or contact  Matthew Shelley at Matthew@ScottishFestivalsPR.Org - 07786 704 299. 
 Photography for Royal Highland Society of Scotland (RHASS) from: Colin Hattersley Photography - - - 07974 957 388.

New trustees join the Wigtown festival board

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Since its humble beginnings nearly ten years ago, the distillery has generated £50,000 for the local community.

GlenWyvis: World’s first fully community owned distillery offers whisky lovers chance to buy shares

In 2015, former Army Air Corps helicopter pilot John McKenzie decided to bring whisky back to Dingwall after a 90 year absence. His idea was...
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...
Ewan, Jamie, Charlie and Lachlan Maclean.

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’

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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...
Rosebank Distillery.

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...