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Brian Cox on the Discovery in Dundee (Photo: Angus Blackburn)

Actor Brian Cox on Dundee – the city of survival

Despite the blight of youthful poverty and the gutting of his home city by corrupt politicians, actor Brian Cox says that his beloved Dundee’s defining...

Countdown is on for the 2019 Scottish Game Fair

The 31st Scottish Game Fair returns to the stunning Scone Parklands over the weekend of July 5-7. Organised by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust...

Prince Charles visits – along with Outlander star

Scotland’s national conservatoire is set for a right royal day tomorrow (Friday, May 3) when His Royal Highness, The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay pays...

Festivals unite to promote their arts events

Two of Scotland’s best-loved cultural events are joining forces to promote Dumfries and Galloway as a centre of high-quality contemporary arts. In May and June...

A celebration of old Scottish traditions

The 31st Scottish International Storytelling Festival will celebrate old traditions and new connections. Showcasing how music, dance and story communicate shared experiences that are ‘Beyond...

The story of Glasgow Art School’s two blazes

The whole of Scotland was stunned in May 2014, when a fire tore through the west wing of the Glasgow School of Art, destroying its...

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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...