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Fight looms against European lead shot rules

A SHOOTING group has pledged to fight against European Union (EU) plans to retrict the use of lead shot over wetlands and peatlands. The British...

‘Outdoor adventures manager’ joins Gleneagles

GLENEAGLES has appointed an "outdoor adventures manager" to help children enjoy its 850-acre estate. Alan McGonagle, 34, from Loch Lomond, was previously manager of Pinkston...

Bowhouse unveils market dates

BOWHOUSE in Fife has unveiled the dates for its autumn and winter weekend markets - and the first one's this Saturday. Customers placing orders through...

Johnnie Walker centre back on track

WHISKY maker Diageo now expects to open the doors to its Johnnie Walker visitors' centre on Edinburgh's Princes Street next summer. The company - Scotland's...

Finalists named in shinty music contest

THREE musicians have been selected as the finalists in a unqiue composition competition. Ewen Henderson, Chris Gray, and Mary Ann Kennedy will compete for the...

Air ambulance wants patients to share their stories

SCOTLAND'S Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) is calling on the patients it's saved to share their stories as part of this week's UK-wide air ambulance week....

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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...