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David Graham and dog Gizmo (Photo: Angus Blackburn)

Lest We Forget our war heroes and the poppy makers

When visiting Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory in Edinburgh a few weeks before Remembrance Day, it would be easy to expect a flurry of activity with...
Photo: Angus Blackburn

Throwback Thursday to a special steam visitor

The Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway had a visitor of note in 2013. Central Scotland's steam railway by the Firth of Forth is run by the...
The start of Nativity!: The Musical (Photo: The Other Richard)

Christmas is coming with a Nativity to behold

Christmas is coming - trees and decorations are going up in shops, movies are appearing on TV, and right now, there's a nativity being performed...
Sadly, one in four puppies which have been farmed are likely to die before they turn five

Campaign urges people not to buy from puppy farms

The Scottish Government has launched a campaign against buying illegally-bred puppies and the warnings signs to look out for. Research shows that Scots are more...
William Lamb (Photo: Neil Werninck/JRW Stansfeld)

Honours for five First World War Scots creatives

Five historic creative figures who told their stories and experiences of the First World War through their poetry and art have been awarded commemorative plaques...

Sorry seems to be the easiest word for Scots

Scots are renowned for their overuse of apologies, with the word 'sorry' firmly established as a staple of Scottish phraseology, according to new research. A...

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...