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A Scottish link to the Titanic investigation

The Titanic tragedy in 1912 resulted in an investigation into the deaths of 2229 people who officially were lost in the sinking. The investigation into...

Argyllshire Gathering prepares for the games

Some of the best bagpipers, strongest men, highest jumpers and top dancers in the world will take part in the Argyllshire Gathering’s Oban Games tomorrow...

Enjoy a wee walk in the UK’s biggest national park

Wee Walks Week is back again next month, encouraging us to get out and about in Scotland. Walking is the best form of exercise –...

Enjoy the military tattoo – from the comfort of home

Those who can't attend the 2019 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo can enjoy this year's show from the comfort of home. The theme for this year’s...

BT plans to pull the plug on Highland phone boxes

Public opinion is being sought across the Highlands, after BT proposed to remove 110 public payphones from across the region. The Highland Council has today...
Amelie with her father - and her mother's ashes in the gnome

We could all do with amiable Amelie in our lives

There is something of a fairytale feel to Amelie - The Musical. Based upon the film of the same name, Amelia delves into the life...

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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...