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Bothwell Castle

Watch two Scots castles resurrected before your eyes

Two ruined Scottish castles have been brought back to life, thanks to some ingenious computer experts. Our country is rightly known for its great stately...

The Great Borders River Clean needs helpers

A bid to clean up rivers in the Scottish Borders is taking place later this month. Tom Rawson, a teacher at St Mary’s School in...

Marking 40 years since closure of Mackintosh school

Forty years after the Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed Scotland Street School closed, organisers hope to attract a record number of former pupils to the annual...
Catching the Light, Midwinter, by Victoria Crowe

City art exhibition was the most popular in years

Last weekend marked the closing days of what has been the most popular exhibition at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre in recent years. Victoria Crowe –...
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Brewery doubling up as a live music venue

A programme of live music has been launched at the Futtle brewery taproom at Bowhouse in Fife, alongside a selection of limited edition drinks bottlings....

Scotch beef back on the menu in Japan

Japan may have got one over on Scotland at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday, but there was some good news for the nation in...

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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...