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Gearing up for Scotland’s 2019 poetry festival

Scotland’s International Poetry Festival has announced an outstanding line-up of talent as it prepares for the event in March. The StAnza festival will open in...
John Knox's painting 'Landscape with Tourists at Loch Katrin', oil on canvas, 1815 (Image: National Galleries of Scotland)

Scotland is all set for major exhibitions in 2019

A huge year lies ahead for National Museums Scotland in 2019. The completion of the transformation of the National Museum of Scotland’s iconic Victorian building...
The impressive Robert Burns visitor centre in Alloway is worth a visit

Celebrate Rabbie Burns’ 260th birthday in style

He may be 260, but he’s not doing too shabby: Robert Burns - Scotland’s national bard - is celebrated every year on would have been...

Stores aim to get Scotland first footing again

A supermarket is encouraging people across the country to reignite the heritage of Hogmanay by first-footing their neighbours with a lump of coal. Customers across...
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Dissect medical history online for the first time

A new resource that allows people to delve easily for the first time into the fascinating world of medical history - including rare photographic collections...
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Ten fantastic facts about Clan Macpherson

Scottish clans have long and proud history - and some moments are spoken of with more pride than others! Here are ten important facts every...

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...