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Scottish Opera ready to make its festival debut

Scottish Opera is performing at the award-winning Lammermuir Festival in East Lothian for the first time this September, with a new semi-staged performance of Benjamin...

The skull of Lulu, the killer whale  (Photo: National Museums Scotland)

Unique ceramics and killer whale skull to go on show

A killer whale skull from the only resident killer whale pod in the UK is among the fascinating objects featured in New to the National...

Glaswegians cycle around the equator – 28 times

Forget the latest UK winner of the Tour de France - Glasgow has its own biking champion. As the United Kingdom celebrated Geraint Thomas’ triumphant...

Scotland prepares to celebrate its splendid heritage

Scotland is looking to its proud past, as it gears up for this year's Heritage Awareness Day. Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is preparing for the...

Top gundogs showed off their fantastic skills

It was a weekend of fast paced scurry action as the gundogs packed out the recent Scottish Game Fair. With glorious sunshine and no clouds...

Arts festival needs to raise £80,000 for it to continue

A leading Scottish independent arts festival is appealing to raise £80,000 in funding so it can continue. Hidden Door is appealing for help to secure...

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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...