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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...

Forbes gives Balmoral five-star rating

THE Balmoral has become the first hotel in Scotland to receive a five-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide. It's the first time that the Edinburgh...

Highland Game sells ‘restaurant quality’ venison fillet in Tesco

MEAT supplier Highland Game is marking today's "Eat Venison Day" with a new deal to supply wild venison fillets to supermarket chain Tesco. Venison sales...

Satellite tags reveal tiny Shetland birds’ journeys

BRITAIN'S smallest seabird spends more time around the coast of Shetland than was previously known, according to new research. Satellite tags were attached to storm...

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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...
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...