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‘Dreich’ voted as the most iconic Scots word

‘Dreich’ has been revealed as the winner of the Scottish Book Trust's search for the most iconic Scots word. The national charity transforming lives through...
Sonja Mitchell, founder, Jump Ship Brewing (Photo: Chris Watt)

Yardarm launched by nation’s first alcohol free brewer

Scotland’s first alcohol-free brewing company, Jump Ship Brewing, has today launched Yardarm. The launch comes after a successful crowdfunding campaign, supported by RBS BackHerBusiness, which...
Naomi Woddis

StAnza brings poetry to Fife for another festival

StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, has revealed a host of prize-winning poets among next year's line-up as it launches its core festival programme for 2020....
The Tom Weir Statue

Tom Weir memorial statue targeted by thieves

Thieves targeted a statue to honour Scotland's beloved man of the mountains Tom Weir - and stole charitable donations. In the run up to the...
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Skerryvore to headline gig at Portsoy Boat Festival

Organisers of the annual Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy have announced award winning Scottish celtic rock group Skerryvore will headline next year’s event. Twice...
Brigadier David Allfrey, chief executive and producer of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

70 years of the military tattoo – tickets on sale now

Tickets for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2020 show are on sale now. Tickets for The Platinum Edition went on sale from 10am today, Monday,...

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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...