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Special honour for photographer Colin Prior

World-renowned photographer Colin Prior is the 12th recipient of the Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture, sponsored by JAHAMA Highland Estates. The photographer from...
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Ramblers Scotland names its first woman president

Blogger and mountain leader Lucy Wallace will become the first woman president of Ramblers Scotland, the walking charity has announced. Lucy is a professional wildlife...
Yulia Tarasenko, pictured hanging one of the paintings called, Face of a champion, by Sean Wales (Photo: Phil Wilkinson)

Formula One champion secures five star status

The Jim Clark Motorsport Museum is celebrating opening for the new season after being awarded five-star status by VisitScotland. The museum in Duns, Scottish Borders,...
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A lochside home that’s perfect for a family

An immaculately presented home with a spectacular loch frontage and direct beach access is now for sale. Presented by Robb Residential, Waterside Cottage externally is...

Survey wants farmers’ views on animal welfare

Researchers from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are launching a survey for farmers to get to the heart of the debate about what makes farm animals...
Mosse breeds and train Border Collies (Photo: Angus Blackburn)

Master and commander – one man and his whale

Tom McClean has tamed the high seas, breaking records for his solo transatlantic crossings. Now the lifelong adventurer hopes to go one step further with...

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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...
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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...
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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...