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Gone but not forgotten – 10 lost Scottish stately homes

A surprising number of Scottish castles and mansions have fallen into disrepair or have vanished entirely.  Here are ten of the most magnifient of these...
Glover with Iwasaki Yanosuke, one of Mitsubishi’s founders

Remembering Glover San – the Scottish Samurai

Glover San, the Scottish samurai Maverick Aberdonian entrepreneur Thomas Blake Glover helped forge modern Japan yet remains little known in his homeland. The posthumous career...

Open studios event has 200 artists and makers

Organisers have revealed the names of more than 200 artists and makers who will be taking part in this year’s nine-day Perthshire Open Studios (POS)...

Scotland prepares itself for the Glorious 12th

Country sports enthusiasts heading to Scotland for the Glorious 12th next week are demanding a greater variety of iconic Scottish experiences. Tourism experts report that...

We try and test the Jack Wolfskin Vojo Hike II boots

Tried and tested - Jack Wolfskin Men's Vojo Hike II Mid Hiking Boots (£69.99) What is it: A great lightweight, intermediate walking boot. Strong ankle...
Sir Jackie Stewart

Sir Jackie Stewart to open Jim Clark museum

Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart OBE will officially open the new Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns later this month. The museum honours and...

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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...