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Val McDermid confessed she wishes popular character drank whisky instead of gin 

Scottish crime writer Val McDermid has confessed she wishes she’d made her popular character Karen Pirie drink whisky instead of gin.  The whisky-loving writer behind...
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Incredible artwork of iconic Scottish brands created using biro pens

These incredible pieces of colourful artwork featuring the Beano, Oor Wullie, Irn-Bru and Tunnocks Teacakes were created using Bic biro pens. Artist Nicola McBride used...
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Home of the Clydesdale farm on the market

A Lanarkshire farm known as the home of the Clydesdale is on the market for more than £2million. Low Merryton Farm, which was once owned...
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Meet the aspiring teenaged shepherdess

Meet 14-year-old Hayley MacDonald who hopes to become a shepherdess after she hand reared two adorable lambs - and got a sheepdog.  Hayley, who lives...
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High flying: Dream job on stunning Scottish island Benbecula

A high-flying dream job on a stunning Scottish island is currently being advertised. Highlands and Islands Airport Limited (HIAL) is looking for an air traffic...
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Monarch of the Glen moved to new home

One of the most celebrated paintings in the world – the iconic The Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer – is on the move to...

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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...
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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...