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See works by the greats and a new generation sculptors

A brand new, specially-commissioned artwork by Andrew Mackenzie has now joined pieces by Antony Gormley, Eduardo Paolozzi, William Turnbull and David Nash in the rapidly...
A one-tonne wicker Beltie bull, hand sculpted in Dumfries and Galloway, is coming home (Photo: Colin Hattersley)

Three-metre tall willow bull makes its way home

A one-tonne wicker Beltie bull which earned international stardom at Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Showcase is soon to start a homecoming tour of Dumfries and Galloway....
Angus MacColl

Piping Live! is going strong as restrictions lift

This year’s Piping Live! got underway at the weekend. And as Scotland enters a new phase of freedom, the Glasgow festival is set to host...

Review: Ciara Harvey stars with silver screen songs

I have no idea what the typical congregation turnout for a Sunday at the beautiful St Cuthbert's Church is but what I do know is...
Meadow in a Downpour, by John McClenaghen

Life in landscape at the White Fox Gallery

Situated in the heart of the historic Border town, Coldstream, the White Fox Gallery occupies the airy and spacious ground floor of a Georgian townhouse....
Ian Rankin  (Photo: Simon Williams)

The Royal Scots Club announces its Literary Lunches

Leading Scottish writers are to be the guests of the Royal Scots Club, who have announced their new series of themed Literary Lunches. The first...

WHISKY

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
SCOTLAND'S NATIONAL DRINK

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’

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...