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Scottish Land Fund backs Borders projects

FUNDING to help communities buy land in the Borders and Dumfries & Galloway from Buccleuch Estates has been hailed as a "major milestone". Newcastleton &...

Irish author scoops Walter Scott Prize

A NOVEL that explores the marriage of artists Edward and Jo Hopper has been awarded the Walter Scott Prize For Historical Fiction. Irish author Christine...

Let’s talk about… storing whisky

The experts from the Edinburgh Whisky Academy share their top tips for looking after your Scotch. A CANDIDATE contacted us recently to ask whether a...

Some NTS sites stay shut to 2022 as £2.5m emergency plea opens

THE National Trust for Scotland has launched an "emergency appeal" to raise £2.5 million so it can reopen some of its properties - but warned...

Buchan filmmaker reaches overseas lockdown fans

A FILMMAKER from Aberdeenshire has found a new international audience for her videos about the Buchan coastline during lockdown. Jill McWilliam, who runs the Doric Future...

Robert Burns and Harry Potter go under the hammer

LETTERS written by the national bard and a signed copy of the first Harry Potter novel are among the lots up for sale on Wednesday at...

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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...