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African objects used for ceremonies and defence, part of the David Livingstone Birthplace collection (Photo: Kat Gollock)

David Livingstone Birthplace Museum set to re-open

The David Livingstone Birthplace in South Lanarkshire is to reopen on Wednesday July 28. Home to one of Scotland’s most famous explorers, the museum will...
Damon Albarn (Photo: Linda Brownlee)

Edinburgh International Festival unveils line-up

Edinburgh International Festival, the world’s leading performing arts festival, pioneers the return of live performance in Scotland. From August 7–29 it will feature a diverse...

Digital buzz in a week-long arts programme

Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre are presenting the Digital Buzz Festival, a week-long programme celebrating the creative output of the various performing arts groups...

Gallery prepares to host British Art Show 9

Hayward Gallery Touring’s landmark exhibition, British Art Show 9, will open at Aberdeen Art Gallery next month.  This display will mark the launch of the...
Two exhibitions are set to open in Prestonpans (Photo: Chris Watt)

Two exhibitions mark major Jacobite battle

Two new exhibitions are set to open in East Lothian this summer marking a major Jacobite battle that took place at Prestonpans in 1745. The...
With the beltie is artist Trevor Leat, and artworks project leader Cathy Agnew (Photo: Colin Hattersley)

Beltie bull statue is a centrepiece at Royal Highland Showcase

A one-tonne wicker Beltie bull, hand sculpted in Dumfries and Galloway, has arrived in Edinburgh where it is a centrepiece of this week’s Royal Highland...

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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...