60% of what goes in Scottish non-recyclable ‘landfill’ bins could have been recycled

Scotland is urged to do more recycling in 2018

Scottish householders are being urged to resolve to recycle more in 2018. Almost two-thirds of waste that ends up in non-recyclable waste bins – or...
Maplehurst is a stylish family home

Eight bedroom property on the market for under £1million

A stunning eight bedroom house is for sale in Abbotsford Road, Galashiels. Presented to the market by Knight Frank, this immaculately presented and stylish family home...
The new Irn Bru is being launched later this month

Scotland’s other national drink at the centre of a real Bru ha ha

A row has broken out over plans to change the secret recipe behind Scotland's other national drink. Manufacturers AG Barr announced that from January this...
The Mercat Grill is holding an event to mark Australia Day

Celebrate Australia Day with a taste of Oz

An East Lothian restaurant is getting ready to celebrate Australia Day. The Mercat Grill on 10 Whitecraig Road is holding its Aussie wine tasting event...
CEO of Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Moji Shand (second from right) with Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel at last year’s awards, with Moji's friend  Zamani Tauvaa

Hollywood stars will be toasting Scotch whisky firm at awards

It's three cheers for Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky as they launch their 80th anniversary at Critics’ Choice Awards in Hollywood. Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky will...
Bill Glen with his debut novel - written at the age of 96

Age is no barrier as Scots OAP writes his first book – in his 90s

They say that everyone has a book in them - and for one Scot, it's just taken that little bit longer to put pen to...



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...