Crofters give their backing to rockets galore

Plans for the UK’s first spaceport to blast off in north-west Scotland have taken a major step forward. Melness Crofters Estate (MCE), who own the...
(Image: Inverclyde Council)

Unique war poster collection a part of remembrance

A selection of unique original First World War posters from Scotland is playing a part in an act of national commemoration. They will feature in...
Letter from Bonnie Prince Charlie to the Scottish
Chiefs, justifying his reasons for leaving Scotland
after the Battle of Culloden, 28 April 1746
(Photo: Royal Archives / © Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth II 2018)

Papers of exiled Stuart kings published online

A major new digitisation programme is giving unparalleled insight into the social, military and personal worlds of the exiled Stuart dynasty and their Jacobite followers....
The great picture
gallery at Paxton House features paintings
on loan from the National Gallery of Scotland (Photo: Malcolm MacGregor)

The love story that produced beautiful Paxton House

Unusually for Scotland, Paxton House, situated on the banks of the meandering River Tweed in Berwickshire, has its origins in a love story. It began...

The Flying Scotsman keeps coming back – time and again

Think of the golden age of steam, and the chances are you will think of The Flying Scotsman, the world's most iconic steamtrain. The Flying...

Roman sculpture found in a Scottish river

Recovered in 1997 from the mouth of the River Almond in Cramond, near Edinburgh, the Cramond Lioness is a sculpture dating back to Roman times....



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...