Edinburgh celebrates links with Norway

A SIXTY foot Sitka spruce will be erected on The Mound in Edinburgh on Saturday to celebrate the city's links with Hordaland in Norway. Hordaland...

The voting is now open for the Scots Trad Music Awards

Public voting has opened today for nominees in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. Na Trads 2020 will be broadcast on BBC ALBA on...
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Images if the 2019 Christmas at the Botanics, held at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh RBGE.

Botanics invites heroes to lights show

HEROES from the emergency services are being invited to the opening of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh's Christmas lights display. Some 200 "Blue Light" card...

Amelia Windsor launches Brora’s ocean range

FASHION brand Brora has teamed up with model and environmentalist Lady Amelia Windsor for its latest collection, which will be launched on Monday. Lady Amelia...

A pair of Scottish bird award winners

A TEENAGER from Glasgow and Scotland's birdwatching club have each won prizes from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). Michael Sinclair, 16, was given the...

Doric presenter shortlisted for social impact award

A CHAMPION of Doric language and culture has been shortlisted for a national prize. Filmmaker Jill McWilliam, who runs the Doric Future website, has made...



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...