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The Macallan Classic Cut, 2017

Macallan Classic Cut sells out online in just a handful of days

A new whisky released by The Macallan has sold out online in just a few days. Last week, the firm announced The Macallan Classic Cut,...
Gudrun, the Viking Princess, was shot entirely in Scotland (Photo: BBC)

Children’s TV series inspires a new generation to want to visit Scotland

Children all over Britain are getting a look at the natural beauty of Scotland thanks to a new TV series. Would-be princesses and princes can...
Stephanie Mlot and Neil Chue Hong became engaged in Wigtown's The Open Book second-hand bookshop

Scottish book shop was at the centre of its own real-life drama

The first-ever marriage proposal in a Scottish bookshop was a touch of drama straight out of a novel. It was a tale of true romance...
Craigielaw Golf Club will stage the 26th Scottish Senior Open

2018 Scottish Senior Open returns to the golf coast

The Scottish Senior Open will return to the heartland of Scotland’s celebrated golf coast in East Lothian for the fourth successive year. Craigielaw Golf Club...
HRH Princess Anne

Royal patron officially confirmed for Scottish society’s 200th birthday

A Scottish society which marks its bicentenary in 2020 has been given Royal approval. The Royal Celtic Society has announced that HRH the Princess Royal...
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Farming Scotland conference harvests the thoughts of key trade figures

The 15th annual Farming Scotland Conference is taking place this week. On 8 February, an exciting line up of speakers will share their views and experiences under...

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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...