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Alone at Western Baths, Glasgow, by Soo Burnell

Swimming pool exhibition will be a splash hit

A stunning collection of images taken in historic swimming pools are featuring in a new exhibition by a Scots photographer. In the show, Poolside, by...
John Michie as Guy Self in Holby City

The life and times of Taggart star John Michie

Taggart’s outspoken maverick John Michie talks about national identity, family, religion, superstitions – and why his mum wants him to play a doctor. A regular...
Tom Robertson in 1963, filming an exorcism for the Tonight show

An encounter with Scotland’s original ghost hunter

Scottish ghosthunter Tom Robertson discusses the ghouls and spooks that still haunt him. What is a ghost? A ghost is the earthbound spirit of someone...
Despite Burnes’ suggesting an alliance with the Emir of Afghanistan, Dost Mohammed, the British sent troops to overthrow him in 1938

The Scottish master of the spy game

Before being brutally hacked to death aged 36, Alexander Burnes – one of the greatest spies Scotland has ever produced – lived an extraordinary life....
Sir Walter Scott

Our top 10 of some of Scotland’s strangest clubs

After the Act of Union of 1707, gentlemen’s clubs were rife. Some insisted on members wearing dirty clothes, writing their names upside down, eating only...
Boots and Beards members on a day out

Boots and Beards celebrating the great outdoors

At the heart of Scotland's biggest and busiest city an inspiring movement has been building among Glasgow's ethnic communities. Meet Boots and Beards. Boots and...

WHISKY

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
SCOTLAND'S NATIONAL DRINK

Since its humble beginnings nearly ten years ago, the distillery has generated £50,000 for the local community.

GlenWyvis: World’s first fully community owned distillery offers whisky lovers chance to buy shares

In 2015, former Army Air Corps helicopter pilot John McKenzie decided to bring whisky back to Dingwall after a 90 year absence. His idea was...
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...