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Letter writing competition for Gaelic Glasgow

A new competition is encourages Glaswegians to pen a letter to Gaelic Glasgow. Glasgow Life, together with the Gaelic Books Council, has launched Letter to...
Doctor Archie and his brother hid in the forest by Loch Arkaig following the Battle of
Culloden

Dr Archie Cameron – the man who was the last Jacobite

A reluctant soldier and a skilled doctor, Archie Cameron was a valued aide of Bonnie Prince Charlie and became the last Jacobite to die for...
Inside the auditorium at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen

His Majesty’s Theatre is still in the limelight

Despite the draw of modern technology, the enduring appeal of His Majesty’s Theatre continues to capture the imaginations of Aberdonians young and old. W e...

Reading the road saw actor Tam follow the baton

As an actor, Tam Dean Burn's work has taken him all over the country. Having appeared on screen, notably several roles in Taggart and as...
George Lennox Watson at the age of 21 (Photo: Martin Black Collection)

Remembering the Mackintosh of yacht design

Think of the heyday of the Clyde and what names are conjured? John Brown, Denny, Lithgow, Fairfield, Yarrow and Napier were amongst the shipbuilding titans...

Winner of north east short story competition revealed

The Toulmin Prize is open to amateur writers over the age of 16. The stories entered should have a north east focus, and may be...

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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...