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Kit Downes  (Photo: Alex Bonney)

Scotland’s rugged landscape captured in music

Elemental is a concert evoking the elements of Scotland’s landscape, from its rocks, sea and air to the changes and processes that have shaped its...
Hindu God Ganesh and the Scottish Regiment Band at Edinburgh Diwali (Photo: Frances Sutton)

Edinburgh announces its biggest Diwali yet

Organisers of Edinburgh Diwali have announced the most culturally diverse programme of performers and events in its five-year history. The South Asian festival of Diwali,...
The Sir Walter Scott Steamship (left) and Lady of the Lake on Loch Katrine

Marking 160 years of an important landmark

The 160th anniversary of the Katrine Aqueduct, one of Scotland’s most important pieces of infrastructure, was marked this week with a special re-enactment of its...

Maggie’s mourns loss of co-founder Charles Jencks

Tributes have been paid to Charles Jencks, the co-founder and director of Maggie’s, the charity which provides free practical and emotional support for people living...

Golf coast to host golf’s World Hickory Festival

With record numbers attending the World Hickory Festival this year, competitors from around the world are heading to Scotland’s Golf Coast next week. Golfers will...
The silent classic Der Golum

Silents is golden at this weekend’s cinema HippFest

Scotland's oldest cinema is turning back te clock this weekend, to hold its third Taste of Silents season. The Hippodrome in Bo’ness - where HippFest...

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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...