new policy officers, Katherine Pollard and James Mackessack-Leitch

Dynamic duo will help land commission in its aims

The Scottish Land Commission has added two new staff members in order to help achieve their goals. The growing organisation, which was established in April...
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra will perform Peter and the Wolf and The Carnival of the Animals (prchestrated by Makoto Ozone).

Peter and the Wolf gets a special Scottish makeover for the jazz orchestra

A traditional story has been given a Scots makeover, for the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. They will perform Liz Lochhead's take on Peter and the...
An arboreal walk will be held at the Duke’s Monument, Barncluith, in Chatelherault Country Park

Celebrating Scotland’s magnificent culture and landscape for a weekend

A celebration of the Scottish landscape and cultural heritage is being held later this month. Visitors are being invited to take part in a traditional...
The Glenmorangie distillery

Many happy returns – with a multi-million expansion plan at Glenmorangie

Glenmorangie is celebrating its 175th birthday with plans for a multi-million-pound expansion. The highland firm aim to add a second still house to its site,...
Karen Betts (Photo: Scotch Whisky Association)

Scotland fights back against the counterfeits in China

Scotch whisky’s trademark has been renewed in China until 2028. The Scotch whisky industry has renewed its trademark in the far east for another decade,...
SOSWF Whisky Galore 2 Small

International ticket rush for Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Dram lovers from all over the world will be descending on Scotland this May, as the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival celebrates soaring sales. A...



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...