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Braving the cold to raise money for good causes

A group of young farmers braved the elements when they stripped off in aid of charity. Kinross Junior Agricultural Club members ave taken a break...
A peatland lochan, Rannoch Moor (Photo: Lorne Gill/SNH)

15 good Gaelic facts you probably never knew

Scottish Natural Heritage is marking this week’s Royal National Mòd with a celebration of the links between the Gaelic language, heritage and nature. SNH is...

It will be hard to Trump this for slowing traffic

Forget speed cameras to slow the traffic down in a sleepy Scottish village. In Arnprior, in rural West Stirlingshire, the heavy flow of daily commuting...
Kate Parr (Stephanie) and Richard Winsor (Tony) in Saturday Night Fever - UK Tour (Photo: Pamela Raith Photography)

It’s the perfect time to catch a Saturday Night Fever

For someone who's an out and proud fan of musicals, Saturday Night Fever is one that's somehow always evaded me. We all know the iconic...
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A weekend packed full of music and song

A series of music events will set toes tapping at a new event, Alive in the West End. In Edinburgh’s West End this autumn, pubs,...

Ultimate runners’ sightseeing tour of Edinburgh

The ultimate running tour of Scotland’s capital city returns for its second outing on Sunday 21 October. The Ultra Tour of Edinburgh (UTE), staged by...

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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...
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...
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...