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Green light for new craft distillery and visitor centre at Jupiter Artland

Planning permission for a new craft distillery and visitor centre at sculpture park and art gallery Jupiter Artland has been approved. Organic Architects, who specialise...
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World sheep shearing champions crowned at Royal Highland Show

The world’s top sheep shearing talent have battled it out at the Royal Highland Show - with 30 countries competing for the top prizes this...
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40 Under 40: Saltire Society recognises ‘outstanding’ Scottish creatives

Actors, writers, singers, and musicians have all been named in a new '40 Under 40' list honouring Scottish creative talent. Rising stars have been recognised...

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo teams up with Tom Kitchin

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has teamed up with Michelin Starred chef Tom Kitchin for an exclusive dining experience. Twelve gusts will be treated to...

First winner of Fordyce Maxwell Award announced

A former student of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) says he is 'overwhelmed and honoured' to be the first recipient of the Fordyce Maxwell Award for Agricultural Communications....

Robots could help farmers care for their crops and reduce chemicals

Robots are set to help farmers care for their crops and reduce the use of chemicals. Agritech robot Tom v4 will be used to remotely...

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...