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Scottish Opera’s outdoor performances begin

GREENOCK plays host to Scottish Opera this afternoon as its series of autumn pop-up operas begins. The programme shifts to East Lothian on Sunday, followed...

Fishmonger lands Crieff Hydro’s hotels contract

A FISHMONGER from Perth has netted a contract to supply seafood to all seven of the hotels run by Crieff Hydro. Perth-based George Campbell &...

Internet stars Olive and Mabel help Sense Scotland

THE undisputed stars of lockdown, Olive and Mabel, have signed up to raise money for disability support charity Sense Scotland. The dogs - which rose...

Carvers ‘log on’ for online chainsaw contest

SCOTLAND'S annual open chainsaw carving competiton, "Carve Carrbridge", is heading online tomorrow. Ten carvers are competing for the "Claymore Trophy", including: local artist and long-standing...

Cowal’s Virtual Gathering attracts global audience

HIGHLIGHTS from last weekend's Cowal Highland Gathering have been released as online videos. Cowal's Virtual Gathering brought fans from around the world together for three...

Hillwalkers asked to check deer stalking website

WALKERS are being reminded to check deer stalking information online before heading into the hills. NatureScot, the Scottish Government agency previously known as Scottish Natural...

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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...