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Curator Alison Brown  pictured at the launch of an exhibition celebrating the 150th birthday of Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Kelvingrove Museum

Mackintosh pulls in more visitors than ever before

Charles Rennie Mackintosh venues and attractions in Glasgow recorded more visitors in 2018 than ever before. More than 1.1m people visited Glasgow Mackintosh venues –...

Edinburgh to host Chinese New Year events

Edinburgh is to be the venue for the largest Chinese New Year celebration in Scotland. For the first time a co-ordinated programme of special events...
The wall at W Bruce Ship Painters, Fraserburgh  has become a tourist attraction  (Photo: Mark Chalmers)

A tourist attraction that’s going to the wall

Having unintentionally created a colourful piece of art, W. Bruce Ship Painter’s workshop draws in tourists from far and wide. 'Say cheese…’ shouted one painter...
Bonnie Prince Charlie

Ten fascinating facts about the clan MacLeod

Clan MacLeod of Raasay has a long and proud heritage. We present 10 important facts every aspiriing member of the clan should know. 1. The...
The martyrdom of George Wishart

Reforming the popular opinion of John Knox

The fire and brimstone reputation of John Knox obscures his greatness as a statesman and nation-builder. The Orcadian writer Edwin Muir encapsulated what was, in...
Andy Scott at work on 'Poised' in his studio

The story of the leopards of Aberdeen

The leopard - a heraldic symbol that has been noted in Aberdeen’s history for centuries. Pride of place on the Granite City’s coat of arms,...

WHISKY

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
SCOTLAND'S NATIONAL DRINK

Since its humble beginnings nearly ten years ago, the distillery has generated £50,000 for the local community.

GlenWyvis: World’s first fully community owned distillery offers whisky lovers chance to buy shares

In 2015, former Army Air Corps helicopter pilot John McKenzie decided to bring whisky back to Dingwall after a 90 year absence. His idea was...
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...