LATEST POSTS

image007

Top tips if you’re planning to revamp your kitchen

Spring is here and many of us will be looking to revamp our homes - but when it comes to our renovating your kitchen, where...

Boswell Book Festival goes global in 2021

The world’s only book festival dedicated to biography and memoir goes global with its first virtual edition 10-16 June 2021. A new website will allow...
image0

YORStory Storytelling Festival runs this weekend

A number of Scots are playing their part in this weekend's YORStory Storytelling Festival. To coincide with World Storytelling Day on March 20, and with...

Scotland’s Home of the Year back for a third run

The search for Scotland’s Home of the Year is on again. The eagerly anticipated third series returns with the judges - interior designer Anna Campbell...
Abbotsford House

Five reasons why Sir Walter Scott still matters today

This year marks 250 years since the birth of Sir Walter Scott. Born in Edinburgh in 1771, Sir Walter Scott is regarded as one of...

Escape to the wilderness with 28 fantastic bothies

When out in the wilderness, there is no sight more welcome than a bothy on the horizon – a place to dry out your kit...

WHISKY

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
SCOTLAND'S NATIONAL DRINK

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...