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HMY Iolaire sank on January 1 1919

Prince Charles will pay his respects to the Iolaire lost

Prince Charles is to attend the centenary service to mark the 100th anniversary of Britain's worst peacetime disaster at sea. The Prince will attend the...

Glasgow panto to stage autistic friendly showing

Glasgow's King’s Theatre is to host a relaxed performance of its pantomime with the support of the National Autistic Society Scotland. The relaxed performance of...
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Pulling a classic building back from the brink

When the opportunity arose to take on Tor Na Coille Hotel in Aberdeenshire, David Littlewood and his family seized the chance to bring the Victorian...
Strike for Freedom: Slavery, Civil War and the Frederick Douglass Family is currently exhibiting in Scotland (Photo: Kevin Wells)

Frederick Douglass spoke on his abolition mission

Frederick Douglass, the pioneering abolitionist, former slave, writer, and the first African American to run for high office, had a relationship with Scotland long before...

The master of disguise in a leather mask

This mask is a relic of a bygone age, when outlawed convenanter Alexander Peden work a leather masic and wig to preach anonymously in Ayrshire....
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Scottish firm has made a lasting impression

The Woollard & Henry paper mill has made an indelible mark on the Scottish fabrication industry. Ernest Woollard’s legacy is invisible – unless you hold...

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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...