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Gaelic song trio, Sian, featuring Eilidh Cormack, Ellen MacDonald and Ceitlin Smith, with the Breton singers (Photo: Sean Purser)

Musicians to showcase talent at Celtic festival

One of Scotland’s leading traditional arts organisations, Fèis Rois, is hosting the Scotland Pavilion in August. Being held at the acclaimed Festival Interceltique de Lorient...
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A novel approach to the Edinburgh Festival

A Scots writer is marking this year's Edinburgh Festival with a new novel. Natasha Gerson, who lives in Glasgow, was written Festival of Darkness, which...
Dr Joseph Bell

The Scot who inspired the creation of Sherlock Holmes

The popularity of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation, shows no sign of abating. But it’s time the Edinburgh doctor on whom...

Recycling bikes and giving them a new lease of life

Turning unwanted bikes into objects of desire, De’ils on Wheels is a community bike workshop that promotes the joy of cycling. Based in Glasgow, it...

Scots comedian and actor John Sessions – on the spot

John Sessions is a comedian and actor who has worked extensively in the UK and Holywood. Born John Gibb Marshall in 1953, he is known...
Ronnie Corbett

10 of the funniest Scots who make us laugh

When it comes to having a laugh, Scotland punches way above its weight in the humour stakes. Our comics are loved not only at home,...

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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...