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Garden centres launch delightful new afternoon tea menu

Dobbies Garden Centres has launched a new and improved afternoon tea menu, just in time for Mother’s Day. Spring is in the air and the...
Call the Midwife star Laura Main will appear as Princess Fiona in Aberdeen

Call The Midwife star returns with a jolly green giant

Call the Midwife star Laura Main is enjoying homecoming when she takes to the stage with a big green ogre. The Aberdeen actress will return...
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Excitement continues to grow for New York’s 2018 Tartan Day Parade

The excitement is mounting for the 20th anniversary of Tartan Day and the New York Tartan Day Parade next month. To be held on 7...
This year's Mighty Deerstalker in the Scottish Borders has been cancelled

Scotland’s biggest night trail race cancelled by the weather

Britain's biggest night trail race was due to take place in Scotland this weekend - but has been cancelled due to the weather. The Mighty...
Scotland's Finest Woods Awards are looking for nominees

Nominations wanted to find Scotland’s finest farm woodlands

The finest farm woodlands in Scotland are being asked to step forward as part of a national awards programme. Scotland's Finest Woods Awards, which recognise...
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Scottish Land Commission looking for increased land ownership accountability

Increasing the accountability of land ownership and promoting an open approach to decision making is the goal of the Scottish Land Commission. The Commission has...

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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...