Alexander Selkirk

Ten of the greatest Scottish sailors of all time

Avast me hearties and prepare to read about the 10 greatest Scots ever to brace the mainsail or drop anchor! Scotland has a proud maritime...
John Logie Baird, pictured in 1917

Scotland’s pioneer of pictures

Every time you switch on your television, it's all thanks to a Scotsman - John Logie Baird - who was born 130 years ago. Born...
SHaron Small and Martin Marquez in Still Alice (Photo: Geraint Lewis)

The realities of dementia at the heart of Still Alice

The power of theatre is immense - provoking strong reactions from the audience, as powerful performances elicit emotions that we never expected to feel. Still...
A historical Christmas card from the Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums collection

Get your hands on a little bit of Scottish history

Shoppers in the North East will have the chance to get their hands on a slice of history this week when a small display of...
Ben Macpherson MSP, Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development, and Jordi Albareda, Fair Saturday director and founder (Photo: Stewart Attwood)

St Andrew’s Day to be a celebration of fairness

A collective celebration of arts, culture and social causes is coming to Scotland to mark St Andrew’s Day. The first nationwide Fair Saturday will take...
The Scottish Rural Parliament was held in Brechin in 2016 (Photo: Paul Reid)

Brexit, policy, pay gap and more at Rural Parliament

Around 400 people from across Scotland will arrive in Stranraer this week to take part in the Scottish Rural Parliament. Thought to be Scotland’s largest...



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...