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National Trust boss seeks members’ ideas

MEMBERS of the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) have been asked to submit ideas for the conservation charity's centenary ambitions. Philip Long, who took over...

Bloody Scotland reveals prize winners

DEBUT novelist Francine Toon has won the McIlvanney Prize for Pine. Toon was named as the winner over the weekend as part of the Bloody...

Keep your eyes peeled for red squirrels

HIGHLANDERS are being asked to report sightings of red squirrels during the "Great Scottish Squirrel Survey", which begins today. Rewilding charity Trees for Life wants...

A Week in Whisky: Colourful capers

GLENKINCHIE Distillery in East Lothian has been presented with a gold certificate by the Green Tourism scheme. The site is only the third distillery in...

Tattie growing art project marks finalé – with chips

POTATOES grown in Glasgow's gardens are being turned into chips to mark the end of an innovative art project. Aproxima Arts and the SWG3 venue...

Tour guide launches kids’ activity packs

CHILDREN who can't take part in Invisible Cities' walking tours can now learn about locations while at home thanks to the social enterprise's new activity...

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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...