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The Blue Bedroom at Dumfries House

Stately home’s beauty inspires new harp music album

A talented harpist has produced a heartfelt musical tribute to an Ayrshire estate saved for the nation by the Prince of Wales. Meredith McCrindle, a...
An archive image showing a horse and cart at New Lanark

Step back in time and witness Victorian changes

People can find out how our ancestors used to live and experience the changes taking place at a working mill in the Victorian era. New...
Double Formula One champion Jim Clark (Photo: Sutton Images)

Tribute to Scottish Formula One hero is expanded

A tribute to Scottish motor racing hero Jim Clark is getting a £1.6million revamp this summer. Works to redevelop and expand the Jim Clark Room...
The SRUC sensory lab will be used for the taste tests

600 ice cream tasters must be found this week

One of Scotland’s top food brands is looking for around 600 volunteers from the public to take part in blind taste tests this week. In...
The claymore stolen from Canna House, in the Inner Hebrides

Claymore taken as island suffers its third theft in 50 years

Police Scotland are investigating the theft of a claymore from the remote Hebridean island of Canna. The police are investigating the theft of the sword...
The St Magnus Cathedral interior (Photo: Leslie Burgher)

New music and dance production is coming to Orkney

The founder of Orkney's St Magnus International Festival is to be remembered in a special music and dance event. The St Magnus International Festival has...

WHISKY

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...