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Eight in ten Scots parents don’t get kids’ slang

New research finds 82% of Scottish parents don’t understand their children's modern day slang. ‘Obvs’, 'savage', ‘sick’, 'squad' and ‘awks’ among the words most commonly...
A portrait of James Clerk Maxwell

The Scotsman who was a hero to Albert Einstein

When Albert Einstein, perhaps the most famous physicist of all time, published his special theory of relativity in 1905, he used the opening sentence to...
Police horses in training

Meet Scotland’s four-legged police force

Scotland’s mounted police work out of Stewarton in East Ayrshire and provide policing for high-profile events across Scotland. Mounted officers carry out public order patrols...

Ten of Scotland’s most reluctant peers

For many, the ultimate honour would be to have a title bestowed upon them. But they're not for  everyone. We highlight 10 Scots to have...
Scots impressionist and actor, Rory Bremner, in 2014 (Photo: Fiona Hanson)

Why Rory Bremner has made a big impression

As befits someone who pretends to be other people for a living, Rory Bremner is conflicted about his identity. ‘I am not feeling very Scottish...

Her love of music and fireworks make the light fantastic

Serena Foyle has combined her love of music with her passion for fireworks. Few sights are as dramatic as a firework display. As the rockets...

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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...