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The Oliphant family home in Perthshire

Ripping up the rulebook with a life less ordinary

The unconventional life of Laurence Oliphant took him from priviliged son of the British Empire via mysticism to Zionist pioneer. Seldom has there been a...
Richard Wemyss (white shirt) and Ellie Deas from the Cellardyke Sea Queen Festival join composer and instrument maker Graeme Leak to turn beach rubbish into musical instruments (Photo: East Neuk Festival)

From Beethoven to beach cleans: East Neuk Festival is Back

Scotland’s East Neuk Festival is to return later this year.  From Wednesday 1 July – Sunday 5 July, with an eclectic range of concerts and...

The March 2020 edition of Scottish Field is out now

The March 2020 edition of Scottish Field is now available. In this packed issue, we head to the Borders. We meet Melrose teacher Tom Rawson...

Fringe sell-out Fox-tot! ready to entertain children

Scottish Opera’s hit show Fox-tot!, a new opera for children aged 12 to 24 months, returns this spring for a tour around Scotland, following a...
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Ten great places to go for a walk in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a compact city, so without a doubt, the best way to get around, whilst taking in the sights, is on foot. The city...

Karen Dunbar to star in Oscar Wilde classic

Scottish comedy star Karen Dunbar is poised to start rehearsals for Perth Theatre’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Karen, from Ayr, best known...

WHISKY

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
SCOTLAND'S NATIONAL DRINK

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...