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Reaping the rewards for tree planting scheme – 20 years on

A strong demand for wood fuel means pioneering Aberdeenshire farmers are now reaping the rewards of trees planted 20 years ago. Planted through the Grampian...
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PipingLive! festival kicks off its 16th event in Glasgow

The 16th year of Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival kicked off today with a piping hot performance. It came from the Scottish Fire and...
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FRINGE: THRONES IS A MUSICAL MURDEROUS MASTERPIECE

All good things must come to an end. And sometimes a good thing ends badly. When the television juggernaut that was Game of Thrones reached...
The beautiful Drill Hall at London Scottish House

London Scottish House needs to raise £7million

Preserving the past to ensure a bright future is the aim for London Scottish House. Steeped in history, the London Scottish Regiment has a distinguished...

Downtime with Scottish Rugby star Ruaridh Jackson

Scottish Rugby star Ruaridh Jackson may be best known for his skills on the pitch, but turning his hand to gin-making, he and his Garden...
Annie Pirie Quibell (right) and sister-in-law Kate at El Kab (Photo:  Griffith Institute, University of Oxford)

Exhibition will mark Scots Victorian adventurer

A pioneering Egyptologist to be celebrated at a new Scottish attraction. Annie Pirie Quibell – artist, academic and adventurer – always had the makings of...

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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...
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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...