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Rise and tragic fall of the magnificent Hamilton Palace

Hamilton Palace was said to have been the largest non-royal residence in Britain - and 100 years ago, it stood proud. But a century later,...

£5000 reward offer for safe return of missing pets

A Scots family are offering a £5000 reward for the return of their pet dogs, which they fear were taken during a New Year's Day...
Delight at the Brig o’ Doon

A double Robert Burns celebration in Ayrshire

There's a double celebration for the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in South Ayrshire today. Not only is today the 260th birthday of Robert Burns, the...

What’s the story for hotel’s bedtime book

A Scots hotel is encouraging young guests and aspiring writers to put pen to paper this National Storytelling Week (January 26 – February 3) in...
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15 tips to keep your pets healthy in the snow

Vets across the nation are bracing themselves for a busy spell with the arrival of icy weather. Pet emergency provider Vets Now emergency hospitals and...

New podcast series explores enduring appeal of Burns

A new podcast series exploring Robert Burns’ enduring legacy has been launched this week to mark Burns Night. Scottish creatives, poets and academics feature in...

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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...
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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...