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Chris Packham launches Big Butterfly Count

TELEVISION presenter Chris Packham today launches Butterfly Conservation's Big Butterfly Count. More than 113,000 people took part in last year's survey and the wildlife charity...

Scots dream of parks, history and Outlander as tourism and hospitality reopen

GARDENS, views and television series Outlander are just some of the themes about which Scots have been dreaming during lockdown, according to the early results...

Plaudits for precision potato predictor

FARMERS could produce more salad and seed potatoes thanks to a new way to predict the size of their crop while it's still buried in...

Swimmer tells pupils to mix sport and studies

A SWIMMING champion has advised young people to combine sport with their studies during a visit to his old school. Tobermory Mackay-Champion, who hails from...
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Whisky casks go digital

RESEARCHERS at the University of Strathclyde have developed a computer simulation to help whisky distillers fill their casks without spilling any spirit. As well as...

Online gigs from stunning locations

SOME of Scotland's best-known locations will form the backdrop for a series of performances on the new "Music Is The Answer" Youtube channel. The Forth...

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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...