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Castle celebrates completion of new toy museum

Thirlestane Castle is celebrating the completion of the new School Room Toy Museum within the castle. The new space will allow more visitors to see...
Xavio Vastano won the School Pupil Award and the Tam Tod Trophy at Lantra Scotland's ALBAS awards

Successful night for game and wildlife winners

Two game and wildlife trainees and a school pupil have won at prestigious awards. They took the honours at Lantra Scotland’s ALBAS (Awards for Land-based...
The Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh (Photo: Inate)

Cultural venues to close during Coronavirus outreak

The Coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating effect on Scotland's cultural venues. Castles, galleries, museums, theatres and other venues have taken the decision to close,...

Sheridan Smith reveals her love of Edinburgh

Sheridan Smith has spoken of her love of Edinburgh, after it was announced she's returning to the Scottish capital in Cilla. Sheridan will revisit her...
The Frogs is coming to Glasgow (Photo: Julie Howden)

Scottish Opera Young Company to stage The Frogs

The Scottish Opera Young Company is bringing Stephen Sondheim’s zany and rambunctious musical comedy The Frogs to Glasgow for two performances this spring. Taking place...
Glasgow Museums has acquired a railway nameplate of outstanding historic merit, named after John Smith, the late Labour leader and former Member of Parliament for Monklands East (Photo by Bill Murray / SNS Group)

Scots train nameplate goes into Glasgow Museums

Glasgow Museums has acquired a railway nameplate of outstanding historic merit, named after John Smith, the late Labour leader and former Member of Parliament for...

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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...