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First Officer William Murdoch

William Murdoch – the Titanic’s Scottish scapegoat

Was the Scottish officer in charge when the Titanic hit an iceberg a murdering, incompetent coward who shot himself or a brave man doing his...
Judy Murray with the postbox painted gold after son Andy's Olympic gold medal win in 2012 (Photo: Ian MacNicol)

10 of Scotland’s finest ladies and lords of the rings

There's just under a year to go until the 2020 Olympics begin in Tokyo. As the clock ticks down the days, we take a look...
Counting Leaves, by Joe Fan.

Fabulous fusion with north east artist Joe Fan

The sparkling granite buildings, tranquil parks and peaceful beaches of Aberdeen are far removed from the towering skyscrapers of the densely populated, bustling Hong Kong....
Robin Philipson, Poppies on a Dark Ground, 1984, oil on board 76 x 76 cm

Festival Events at The Scottish Gallery

The Scottish Gallery hosts a plethora of events throughout the year including talks, book launches, painting demonstrations and parties. This August there are a number...
Derrick Guild, Label Don Diego, after Velasquez, oil on linen, 63 x 45cm

2019 Edinburgh Art Festival exhibitions at the Scottish Gallery

2019 marks the fifteenth year of the Edinburgh Art Festival which represents the visual arts in a month where Edinburgh is the cultural capital of...
Akiko Hirai, Eclipse Night, Large Moon Jar, 2019, stoneware with landscape inclusions, 65 x 65 cm acquired by the V&A March 2019

Spotlight on ceramics at the Scottish Gallery

The Scottish Gallery has an international reputation for contemporary applied arts, promoting artists working in jewellery, precious metal, glass, wood and ceramics from Scotland, the...

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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...