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Vote on the top 30 to pick your best Scots word

The search to find nation's favourite Scots word has been narrowed down to a shortlist. Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading...

Scottish International Storytelling Festival word is out

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival - one of the most admired storytelling events in the world - is now underway. This year's event, Beyond Words,...
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S’more to Bonfire Night with Woodsman Whisky

The Woodsman Whisky are making Bonfire Night complete by giving away the ultimate at-home hamper: The Woodsman S’more Kit. Bonfire Night is traditionally an evening...
A Cadell family group, with the white-haired man believed to be Hew Cadell and smoothing down his hair is his son Robert Cadell who took the photo - sorting his hair after sprinting to join the group!

What’s in a name – the history of the Cadell family

What links the first navigation of the River Murray, 19th century photo negatives hidden under the floorboards of a grand mansion, and the TV programme,...
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Driving tips to help you beware deer on the road

With the clocks turning back this week, commuters across south west Scotland are being advised to look out for deer crossing local trunk roads. The...
Sheila Fleet's new collection is inspired by a landscape of snow and ice

Discover Arctic Stream with Sheila Fleet this weekend

Leading Scottish jewellery designer, Sheila Fleet, will be holding her Meet the Designer event at her Stockbridge Gallery in Edinburgh this weekend. Running from 25–27...

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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...