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Northern Lights festival is ready to light up

A brand new outdoor projection and arts festival celebrating the far north coastline of Scotland get underway later this week.  Running from 8-16 October, Northern...
Sam Heughan (Photo: Robert McFadzean)

Sam Heughan launches new creativity chance

Scots actor Sam Heughan is to fund an exciting new opportunity to bring creative ideas to life at his alma mater, the Royal Conservatoire of...
Natalia Osipova in rehearsal

Natalia Osipova stars in new production of Carmen

Scottish audiences will be treated to seeing the thrilling Russian ballerina, Natalia Osipova, Principal of the Royal Ballet, in a brand new, contemporary dance production...
The Push The Boat Out festival takes place in Summerhall later this month

Scotland’s newest poetry festival is nearly here

Push The Boat Out, Scotland’s newest and most boundary-bending poetry festival, has revealed its online and hybrid event. Taking place from October 15–17 within the...
Damien Hirst's Wretched War

Contemporary and modern art exhibition to open

The latest and greatest modern and contemporary art additions to Scotland’s national collection will be celebrated in a free exhibition opening at the Scottish National...
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Scotland the Land showcases stunning photography

A Scottish photography gallery is holding a stunning new exhibition, Scotland The Land. This new photography exhibition at Gallery-Close, running until October 30, features work...

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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...
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’

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...
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...
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...