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A bright red weevil (Apions frumentarium).

Life with Forestry and Land Scotland: ‘People would be amazed at the nature that lives in their gardens’

Environment manager for Forestry and Land Scotland, Colin Edwards, spends more time in nature than most. He talks to us about his passion for macrophotography...
Ronan Martin, Breakish, Skye. Alastair MacDonald Jackson

Scotland Through A Lens: Alastair MacDonald Jackson

After nearly two years exploring Scotland’s remotest areas, Alastair MacDonald Jackson has captured the essence of island life.   I've been taking photographs fairly seriously for...
Nicola Benedetti launches 2024 Edinburgh International Festival programme. Credit Mihaela Bodlovic.

Edinburgh International Festival: August 2024 programme announced

Nicola Benedetti's second programme as director of the Edinburgh International Festival has been unveiled. With more than 160 performances in the city this August, we...
Shaq Taylor as Hamilton and Company. Photo by Danny Kaan

Review: Hamilton, Festival Theatre Edinburgh

You would be hard pressed to find a Broadway or West End show in the past few years that has created the same social impact...
 Sally Jeffrey with the Wallace Sword.

Life with the Wallace Monument: ‘Braveheart is still a huge draw, even after 30 years it has an impact everyday’

Visitor Experience Assistant Sally Jeffrey on climbing the 246 steps of the Wallace Monument everyday and her devastation after climate change protesters attacked the Wallace...
James and Lewis Burgon on Stromness RNLI Lifeboat. Credit: Richard Clubley.

Life with the RNLI: ‘It’s always been part of my family, now I am on the crew with my dad’

For the Burgon family saving lives at sea is in their DNA. For more than 140 years, generations of their family have volunteered for the...

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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...