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Muriel Spark's close friend, journalist Alan Taylor

Learn about Muriel Spark from one of her closest friends

The centenary of Dame Muriel Spark later this month with a special talk given by the world-famous Scottish author’s close friend and journalist, Alan Taylor....
The late Dick Balharry, chair of the National Trust for Scotland from 2009–10

Student will follow in the footsteps

A young geography student and mountain bike enthusiast is set to follow in the footsteps of acclaimed Scottish naturalist Dick Balharry. They will travel abroad...
Perfect Pastels

10 homeware trends for spring summer 2018

From pastel colours to floral flourishes and smart tech for the home, Toby Durant, home design advisor at John Lewis Edinburgh offers his rundown of...

The May issue of Scottish Field is in the shops now

The May issue of Scottish Field is out now, priced £4.25.  Have you got yours yet? This month, we profile charismatic Trainspotting and Star Wars star Ewan...
How the Aberdeen Music Hall auditorium will look after its refurbishment

A double boost to restore Aberdeen Music Hall

An £8.7million campaign to revamp Aberdeen Music Hall has been given a huge boost. Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) has announce the launch of a new...

Housebuilders pursue a pair of prestigious prizes

Luxury and family housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel Homes have been shortlisted for two awards. They are nominated in a pair of categories in this year’s...

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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...