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Schedule revealed for HMY Iolaire remembrance

There's just over a month to go until the commemorative events to mark the centenary of the loss of HMY Iolaire. The Iolaire was carrying...
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Sunset Song writer honoured with plaque

A plaque honouring the Scots writer of Sunset Song is to be installed in Stonehaven. Lewis Grassic Gibbon, one of the foremost Scottish writers of...

Edinburgh Castle is set to be rebuilt – in Australia

A full-size replica of Edinburgh Castle is to be constructed in Australia. The backdrop of a full-size replica of the castle will be built at...
V&A Dundee will feature robotics with the exhibition Hello, Robot

Robots and videogames to feature at the V&A

V&A Dundee’s 2019 international exhibition programme will feature videogames, robots and the future of design. Scotland’s first design museum will celebrate the design and culture...
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Joanna Lumley to attend absolutely fabulous show

Joanna Lumley is to be the special guest at an event being run by a school drama club. Staged, which takes place at Dumfries Academy...
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International tapesty weaving prize now open

Entries are now open for the 2019 Cordis Award, the biggest international award for tapestry weaving. The prize fund has been increased to £8000 to reward ambitious and...

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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...