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Chef Mark Heirs cooked up some wonderful fruits of the sea

An evening of celebration for Scotland’s outstanding seafood

The Scottish seafood industry was celebrated this week, as it hosted some fine dining with a twist. Seafood Scotland hosted the Spirit of Seafood evening,...
The new Batch 16 from GlenDronach

New releases offer the quintessential taste of The GlenDronach

Fifteen hand-selected casks of whisky distilled between 1989 and 2006 are now available. The GlenDronach Distillery has unveiled Batch 16 of the cask release programme....
Chris Packham (left) with a picture of missing golden eagle Fred (Photo: Chris Packham/Twitter)

Gamekeepers hit back in missing Scottish golden eagle row

The Scottish Gamekeepers Association has hit back at accusations from a TV presenter that its members were responsible for a golden eagle which has gone...
Winter Queen whisky

Unique blend of whiskies is a real Dutch of class

A unique blend of Scotch and Dutch whisky has been released. Edinburgh-based Fusion Whisky said its new Winter Queen whisky celebrates the story and honours...
Short stories and poetry are wanted

The hunt is on to find Scottish writers and poets for new publication

Scots writers with a story or poem in them are being urged to put finger to keyboard. The Scottish Writers’ Centre are looking for submissions...
Brian Cox

Acting legend Brian Cox helps to celebrate the Spirit of Scotland

A series of short films showing off Scotland at its best have become a social media success. As the Spirit of Scotland campaign celebrates its...

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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...