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L-R: xxx, Simon Cotton, managing director Johnstons of Elgin; David Evans, founder Grey Fox Blog; Nick Bannerman, commercial director Johnstons of Elgin.

Johnstons of Elgin launch book on Scottish estate tweeds

Luxury Scottish cashmere manufacturer Johnstons of Elgin have launched the third edition of their book, Scottish Estate Tweeds. Authored by Ian Urquhart, director and chairman...

Tasty treat as Ideal Home Show Scotland begins

The Ideal Home Show Scotland gets underway today - and there's a bonus for foodies this year. Returning to the SEC, Glasgow from 31 May-3...

Dresdeners found the turmoil of the Russian soul

The penultimate concert in the Sunday Classics series at the Usher Hall (May 27) was an all Russian affair, delivered with controlled passion by the...
Juniper Festival

Gin festival returns to Edinburgh in June

Celebrating all things gin, the Juniper Festival returns to Edinburgh for its fifth edition on 1-3 June. This year’s ‘Makers & Mixers’ gin extravaganza will...
The new Rockingham Coat from Schöffel Country

Three new designs in shooting coat collection

Countrywear specialist Schöffel Country has unveiled three new additions to its shooting coat collection. Inspired by the technology behind Schöffel skiwear, Schöffel Country unveiled the...
Killer whales have been spotted off the coast of Shetland

Killer whale spotters descend on the north coast

Whale spotters have descended on the north of Scotland for the Sea Watch Foundation's annual Orca Watch event. At the end of May, the Pentland...

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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...