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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....

The Johann Strauss Gala tour is coming to Scotland

A celebration of the king of the waltz is coming to Scotland - with music and dance. The Raymond Gubbay production the Johann Strauss Gala...

Awards are holding out for a rural hero

The search is now on for a hero of Scotland's rural life. Each year the Scottish Rural Awards honours someone or a group which has...
Scotland’s new National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling Centre, and pictured in Moat Brae House’s cupula gallery are Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust chairman Dame Barbara Kelly (right) and project director Cathy Agnew. (Photo: Colin Hattersley)

It’s not a tall tale – storytelling centre is on the way

A first glimpse inside the newly restored Moat Brae House, where Peter Pan began, has revealed the extent of the work undertaken to save a...

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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...