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Viking Mead is the first brewery of its kind on Shetland

Fantastic first food festival for Up Helly Aa

Shetland’s first pop-up food market is taking place the day the day before Up Helly Aa. Running on 29 January from 4-, entrance is free...
Fierce Beer founders  Dave McHardy (left) and  Dave Grant

Scottish brewery launches crowdfunding campaign to open new bar

An Aberdeen brewery has started a crowdfunding campaign to open a bar in its hometown. Fierce Beer's campaign went live at 10 am on Friday,...
Cabinetmakers House on Jedburgh’s historic High Street

Historic building blends period architecture and modern comforts

With its cream-painted facade and array of brightly coloured pot plants, Cabinetmakers House is an eye-catching Georgian terraced property on Jedburgh’s historic High Street. However,...
Spruce and Fir from Isle of Skye Candles

The sweet smell of success for Scottish candle company

A Scottish candle company has spruced up its range with a new festive scent. Isle of Skye Candle Co. has unveiled the latest addition to...
Fun at the Mini Maker Faire

Creative talents will descend on Scotland’s capital

The Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire 2018 and calling for participants to take part in their 2018 event. This is a day-long celebration organised by the...
Cinderella is this year's panto at the King's Theatre

Theatres throw their doors open with relaxed performances for all

The Festival City Theatres Trust once again expands its programme of relaxed performances for all. The trust runs both the Festival and King’s Theatres in...

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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...