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Enjoy some classical music for free this weekend

A free concert is being held in the Scottish Borders this weekend. Music at Paxton… Plus is a free event being held at Paxton House...

Theatre company to premiere five shows at the Fringe

A theatre company is to present five world premiere productions at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Steven Atkinson, co-founder and artistic director of HighTide, has...
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Country house with links to William Wallace and Robert the Bruce

A beautiful country house occupying a spectacular arboreal setting in Perthshire has come to the market. Moulinalmond, on the banks of the River Almond in...

Gearing up for the 178th Royal Highland Show

Country came to the capital as a Scottish Blackface Sheep launched the 2018 Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh's St Andrew Square. Emily the sheep, one...

Men and woman wanted to take part in new fashion book

A Scottish fashion writer and stylist is looking for men and women to feature in her new book The Fashion Annual. Lynne Coleman, nee McCrossan,...
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Marathon man Gavin puts his best feet forward

A type 1 diabetic who aims to complete 25 marathons in one month across the UK and Ireland has completed the Edinburgh leg of his...

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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...