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The annual SPECTRA light show in Aberdeen (Photo: Wullie Marr)

The light fantastic gets a musical accompaniment

SPECTRA return to Aberdeen for the fifth year with a unique music programme. The annual lights festival, SPECTRA 2018 have introduced its first live music...
People in Edinburgh are very generous with Secret Santa presents

Scots are the most festive in the whole country

It has been revealed that Edinburgh people are the most festive in the UK. A whopping 90% of workers in the city have bought a...
Ramblers enjoying the snow

Ramblers will be enjoying the great outdoors this winter

Ramblers Scotland’s annual Festival of Winter Walks is back from 23 December to 7 January 2018. There are 60 free walks in Scotland to inspire...
Douglas Heatlie won Scottish toilet attendant of the year at the Loo of the Year awards for his efforts maintaining the Avenue at Lauder

Flushed with success after winning national toilet award

A Scottish toilet attendant flushed out the competition to win a national Loo of the Year award. Douglas Heatlie from Selkirk, an employee of Scottish...
Alan Biggar presents the cheque for £25,500 to Emma Vickerstaff, regional fundraiser East of Scotland, Teenage Cancer Trust

Classic car team raises thousands for a deserving cause

A team of four friends drove a 60-year old Morgan car around Scotland for charity - with no side-screens and no roof! They drove in...
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Scots are raising their glasses – and it’s not with whisky

Scots are swapping their whisky for gin, according to sales figures from a supermarket. Sales data from Aldi has revealed that gin is Scotland’s tipple...

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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...