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Dracula to be performed at its inspirational castle

Slains Castle in Aberdeenshire is widely acknowledged having inspired Dracula's castle, in Bram Stoker's famous novel. Now, award winning circus company, Modo, brings the classic...
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Ten of Scotland’s most famous soldiers

Virtually all Wellington’s generals were Scots and almost 50 Victoria Crosses have been won by Scots. Martial prowess is in the blood – so here’s...
Nearly a million seabirds nest on St Kilda including kittiwakes and razorbills. (Photo: Polly Pullar)

The lady vanishes – a real 18th century mystery

Was Lady Grange kidnapped by her own husband and sent into exile on St Kilda because she was ‘mad’ or knew too much? When completing...
The Auld Enemies quickly developed a deep rivalry after their first rugby clash in 1871

Scotland and England – the best of enemies

Scotland's World Cup team are just over a week away from their opening fixture in the 2019 World Cup. With Ireland, Samoa, Russia and Japan...
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Our top ten Scottish doomed love affairs

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all’ according to Alfred Lord Tennyson. Although we’re not sure that all...
Glasgow Gaelic School pupils launch The Mod in Glasgow (Photo: Paul Chappells)
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Biggest Gaelic festival in the world returns to Glasgow

The Royal National Mòd will return to Glasgow next month for the 13th time – with an outstanding number of individual participants set to take...

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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...