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Edinburgh’s August festivals will not take place in 2020

For the first time in over 70 years, the five festivals that transform Edinburgh into the world’s leading cultural destination every August are not going...

Pipers urged to play in tribute to the key workers

The National Piping Centre is calling all pipers from across Scotland and beyond to join them in paying tribute to the thousands of key workers...

Flexibility needed for rural job retention

Limitations in the coronavirus job retention scheme is one of the chief concerns of rural companies during the Covid-19 crisis, Scottish Land & Estates has...

Scotland’s proud history on the seas

The joy of Nick Robins’ history of Scotland’s maritime prowess is not just his comprehensive and engaging text but also the array of images that...

Six book shortlist for the Walter Scott Prize

The judges of the ÂŁ25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction announced its eleventh shortlist today. The six-book shortlist is: The Narrow Land by Christine...

The fascinating story of historic Dumfries House

Dumfries House holds a very special place in Scottish history. When the foundation stone was laid in 1754, it became the first home to be...

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Skotch and Sketch at The Glasshouse, Edinburgh

Grant Dickie heads to a Skotch and Sketch workshop at The Glasshouse, in Edinburgh, to taste their latest dram and try his hand at sketching. ...
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The Macallan to open new fine dining restaurant on iconic estate

In 2021, The Glenturret Lalique became the first restaurant inside a distillery to achieve Michelin recognition. Just a few years later, it followed it up...
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Benbecula Distillery: Spirit flows through island distillery after 130-year-old whisky recipe revived

The first spirit has started to flow at Benbecula Distillery after an islander brought a 130-year-old recipe back to life.  Angus MacMillan always dreamed of...
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Rosebank Distillery: Sleeping giant Falkirk distillery reawakened after 30 years

Known as the sleeping giant of Scottish distilleries, the highly anticipated Rosebank Distillery has finally reawakened. After more than 30 years of closure, Ian Macleod...
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The Dalmore Luminary: Rare whisky sells for nearly ÂŁ95,000 at auction

A bottle of Dalmore whisky has sold for nearly ÂŁ95,000 at auction, encased in a glass sculpture which was hand polished for 500 hours. The...
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Dram delights: Scotland’s new whiskies

Alice Grundon takes a look at some of Scotland’s new expressions…   Glenmorangie Rich and deliciously decadent, Glenmorangie Pommard Cask Finish is the result of...

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