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Laidlaw in ‘Hospital Blues’, 1916.

Piper Daniel Laidlaw was the hero of Loos

King's Own Scottish Borderers piper Daniel Laidlaw made history when he inspired his comrades into a successful assault on German lines, bravery that earned him...

Feis Rois making waves with traditional music

Fèis Rois is helping to turn the tide for traditional music in Scotland through its innovative work with young people and vibrant Gaelic culture and...

You reap what you sow in community project

From a simple dream of growing their own veg, a handful of Shettleston residents dug in, creating allotments that now benefit the whole community. Marion...

The life and times of entrepreneur Michelle Mone

Michelle Mone is one of Scotland's top entrepreneurs. She built up her lingerie business, Ultimo, which she sold in 2014, and tells Scottish Field of...
Diana Ross and the Supremes (Photo: Tristram Kenton)

The magic of Motown casts its spell in Glasgow

For some unknown reason, soul music has never been my thing. I love my pop - I dance to disco 'cos I don't like rock...

More than 160 object to BT’s Highland phone removal plans

More than 160 objections have been made to BT proposals to remove 110 payphones across the Highland Council area. Under Ofcom guidelines, the local authorities...

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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...