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Rare17th century silver communion cup could fetch £30,000 at auction

A rare early 17th century silver communion cup could fetch up to £30,000 when it goes under the hammer. The cup, dating from between 1619-1621,...

Fringe Review: Everything Under The Sun

Jeremy Welch reviews Everything Under The Sun at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Dear Mother Africa, she bleeds. This play is written and directed by Highland writer...

Beavers could return to Cairngorms in efforts to boost numbers

Beavers could return to the Cairngorms as part of efforts to boost their population. The animals died out in Scotland around 400 years ago but...
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Conservationists slam Rest and Be Thankful tunnel to protect vehicles from landslips

A conservation charity has slammed Transport Scotland’s plans to build a tunnel on the Rest and Be Thankful to protect vehicles from landslips.  The Friends...
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Fringe Review: Wiesenthal

Jeremy Welch reviews Wiesenthal at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Written by Tom Dugan and acted by Christopher Gibbs, this production is compelling. It takes place in...
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Calling Time: clock ticks on online charity auction of one-off watches

Lyon & Turnbull is set to auction off nine watches to help support cancer charity Maggie's. The EveryWatch sale of original timepieces will take place...

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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...
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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...
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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...