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The new Kirkcudbright Galleries (Photo: Colin Hatterley)

Museum success can be focus of Scottish cultural summit

The successful openings of new museums in Scotland has led to a call to drive forward Scottish culture. The triumph of Scotland's new museum of...

Weaving world will descend on Scotland for award

Scotland is to host the 2019 Cordis Award, the biggest international award for tapestry weaving. The judging panel for the honour has now been revealed. Miranda Harvey,...

Swan Lake and Giselle come direct from Siberia

The Russian State Ballet and Orchestra of Siberia are bringing some cold comfort to Scotland. Performed by The Russian State Ballet of Siberia and accompanied...

Captain Corelli writer brings his own mandolin

The writer of Captain Corelli's Mandolin was in Scotland over the weekend as a guest of the Wigtown Book Festival. Louis de Bernieres, famed for...

Harnessing hope for Scotland’s donkeys

Across the world, donkeys are used as beasts of burden, and many others are kept as pets.  Sadly, many people have to give up the...

A celebration of music with BBC Scotland

Scottish music will be at the heart of BBC Scotland's output next week, with a selection of musical treats as part of BBC Music Day....

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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...