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...
Carolyn Sampson and Andrei Bondarenko in Pelléas and Mélisande (Photo: Richard Campbell)

Prestigious award nomination for Scottish Opera

Scottish Opera’s production of Debussy’s Pelléas and Mélisande is in the running for a prestigious cultural award. They haves been nominated for The South Bank...

The Festival Fringe line-up that’s Made in Scotland

The line has been revealed for this year's Made in Scotland - a curated showcase of music, theatre and dance performed during the Edinburgh Festival...
Rona Munro's Bold Girls was performed at Glasgow's CItizens Theatre earlier this year (Photo: Tim Morozzo)

Scots playwright Rona Munro has a unique honour

Since the early 1980s, Rona Munro has been a name to watch on the Scottish arts scene. An accomplished playwright, who has also had her...

A beautifully extended Scottish farmhouse is for sale

A delightful extended traditional farmhouse dating from 1887 is for sale in the north of Scotland. Presented for sale by Galbraith, Honeyneuk, in Cuminestown, near...
Jessie Ray, St Boswells, Scottish Borders.

Pic - Jessie Ray.

The Stark truth about what Ian has done since retiring

Five-time Olympian, former European champion, three-time Badminton winner: Ian Stark is an equestrian legend. Since stepping back from the competition circuit in 2007, he has...



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...