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The Crinan Canal  (Photo: VisitScotland)

Scotland features on National Geographic websites

National Geographic is to feature Scotland and highlight the upcoming Year of Coasts and Waters. The media company is producing branded content across their websites...
Tom Rawson

Cleaning the waterways of the Scottish Borders

A big clean up of rivers in the Scottish Borders is taking place this weekend. Tom Rawson, a teacher at St Mary’s School in Melrose,...

Marking the end of British Summertime

British Summertime comes to an end this weekend - and time is at the heart of an exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland. The...
 Paisley Arts Centre

£2.8million plans are revealed for arts centre

The first images showing how Paisley’s iconic arts centre will look after a £2.8m transformation have been revealed – including a new extension and public...
Mary Cameron, Monastery of Santa María del Parral, 1906-1907

A trio of exhibitions heading to City Art Centre

Three new exhibitions come to Edinburgh's City Art Centre this November. It’s a busy month at Centre, at 2 Market Street, with three brand-new displays...

Culture and heritage bodies urged to take climate action

Arts, culture, heritage and climate leaders have gathered in Edinburgh for the launch of a new Climate Heritage Network. Organisations are being called on to...

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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...