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Multi-million campaign to help save Charles Rennie Mackintosh building

The National Trust for Scotland has today launched an urgent multi-million pound appeal to save a Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed building. The Hill House in Helensburgh...
Zero Waste Scotland is holding a musical instrument amnesty

Appeal for communities to tune in to musical instrument amnesty

Musical groups across Scotland are being ask to collect and re-use instruments as part of a ‘musical instrument amnesty’. The Zero Waste Scotland initiative, which...
Jack Peterson in the 1940s (Photo courtesy of Shetland Museum and Archives)

A Shetland writer in the World War 1 trenches

Shetland Library is to host an afternoon talk about Jack Peterson. Jack's poetry was used in last year’s Shetland Youth production, In the Still of...
Glen Scotia 1832 Campbeltown

Glen Scotia whisky is really taking off this month

Independent Campbeltown distillery Glen Scotia is taking off for the first time at airports across the UK in partnership with leading travel retailer World Duty...
The traditional staircase in Eden Mansion

Eden Mansion offers Victorian grandeur

Eden Mansion is a beautifully restored period country mansion set in mature grounds. Presented by Savills, Eden Mansion overlooks the Eden Estuary towards St Andrews....
Edinburgh Gin's Valentine's bottle

Tickled pink by Edinburgh Gin’s special release for Valentine’s Day

Gin lovers will be tickled pink by the latest limited-edition Edinburgh Valentine’s Gin, an ideal gift for the most romantic day of the year. Lovingly...

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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...