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...
The RSPB is looking for volunteers of all ages to join them

No need to get in a flap over resolutions with the RSPB

RSPB Scotland is calling on people who still haven't made a New Year's resolution. Many people are fed up with the same old resolutions, to...
VisitScotland are presented with their award from the  National Tour Association of America

American tourism organisation honours Scotland with gold award

VisitScotland has been named best overseas tourism marketing body by one of the USA’s top associations of tour operators. The national tourism organisation struck gold...
PKC waste operative, Richie Michie  Councillor Colin Stewart and PKC Waste operative Hugh Williamson

New litter bin emptying scheme is a load of rubbish

Waste disposal isn't a load of rubbish in Perthshire. Perth & Kinross Council is installing sensors in all public litter bins in Perth City Centre...



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...