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Sir James MacMillan marks Eric Liddell Centre’s 40th anniversary

COMPOSER Sir James MacMillan will take part in an online broadcast next week to mark the 40th anniversary of the Eric Liddell Centre in Edinburgh....
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‘What a beast!’ When crofting goes hi-tech

A CROFTER on the Isle of Lewis is celebrating the difference modern technology has made to him and his neighbours. Donald MacSween, who gave up...

Curries and cook-alongs for Great British Game Week

GREAT British Game Week begins on Monday, with a host of online events. The British Association for Shooting & Conservation (BASC) is running a "cook-along"...
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Winton Castle restores ‘cherished chimneys’

WINTON Castle in East Lothian is using the quieter months during the coronavirus pandemic to restore its 400-year-old chimneys. The 20 chimneys - each standing...

Merchiston’s new award offers 75% off sixth form fees

A NEW Sixth Form Award has been unveiled by Merchiston, the independent boys’ school in Edinburgh. The award provides means-tested financial assistance of up to...
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‘Studio education model’ expands after Scots’ success

AN AMERICAN education company is expanding into the UK and Europe following the success of its projects with Scottish schools. Dollar Academy and Kelvinside Academy...

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...