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Threatened plants and wildlife get £1.8m

SIXTEEN projects to save Scotland's wildlife an plants have been awarded £1.8 million from the Scottish Government's Biodiversity Challenge Fund. Schemes receiving cash include Loch...
Louis Hall is due to set out on his 'The Big Hoof' expedition on 17 July 2020.

Actor embarks on epic 1000-mile horse-ride for charity

For all its trials, lockdown has been a time of reflection. Some of us have returned to the simple pleasures of an old hobby, others...

Scots prepare to head outdoors as lockdown eases

SCOTLAND'S hospitality, tourism and leisure businesses are gearing up to welcome back guests as lockdown measures continue to ease. CCW, which runs outdoor stores in...

Scottish ships throw down the gangplank

SCOTLAND'S ships are getting ready to welcome guests back on board - both at the dockside and on the high seas. Fingal, the former lighthouse...

Aboyne Highland Games stages online piping contest

THREE of the piping competitions held by Aboyne Highland Games will shift online this summer. The open competitions for the piobaireachd, march, and strathspey and...

Edinburgh’s Saughton Park turns even greener

A PUBLIC park in Edinburgh has turned even greener after installing a hydro-electric scheme and two ground-source heat pumps to power and warm its buildings....

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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...