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After years of campaigning for the council to build a road to the north of the island, Calum MacLeod took it upon himself to do so armed with only a shovel, pick and wheelbarrow over a period of ten years (Photo: Angus Blackburn)

The Scottish clan that has risen from the ashes

Chief John Macleod of Raasay manages to keep up-to-date with island life, despite living ten thousand miles away. With the distinctive basalt ‘chimney’ of Dùn...
Cal Major will speak in Making Waves

Celebrate the great outdoors at this month’s film festival

A fantastic line-up of speakers, adventure films and outdoor sessions feature in the schedule for the 2019 Peebles Outdoor Film Festival. Now in its fifth...
Whooper swans at  Threave Garden & Estate

Six winter wonderland walks to try and enjoy

Winter walking has an all-encompassing beauty of its own and is the perfect thing to do with your friends or family after the Christmas period....

Symposium will discuss the art of tapestry

The heritage and future of tapestry art is to be discussed at a gathering in Scotland. The Cordis Trust presents a symposium bringing together an...

The robots are set to take over in Edinburgh

Robots are set to invade the National Museums Scotland later this month. The completion of the transformation of the National Museum of Scotland’s iconic Victorian...
Sue Black at the 2018 Wigtown Book Festival (Photo: Colin Hattersley)

Autumn festivals boost area by £6 million

A series of festivals and events in Dumfries and Galloway generated more than £6m for the local and Scottish economy in late 2018. The analysis...

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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...