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Trail blazers are damaging Scotland’s natural landscape

Unauthorised mountain bike trails are causing safety problems in Scotland. Care for the Countryside, an initiative organised by Scottish Land & Estates, is warning of...

Five alive in popular Fife village of Peat Inn

A stunning five-bedroom home located close to the home of golf is now on the market. West House is a beautifully presented property in the...
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A rural gem that’s still close to the big cities

Kirkfield Lodge is an attractive small holding in a rural location within commuting distance of Glasgow and Edinburgh.  This is a four-bedroom property, with dining...

Borders rugby legend Doddie Weir onhand for unveiling of new whisky

Doddie Weir, the Borders rugby legend who was recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, was the guest of honour for the unveiling of the second...
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Carcrabank Hill Farm goes on the market

Galbraith presents to the market Cacrabank Farm in Selkirk. This is an excellent hill farm with forestry potential extending to about 687.29 acres with cottage...
This image is FREE to use (first use) - Brick to the Past - Lego at Stirling Castle - Ava Green (8), from Broxburn, West Lothian, visits a brand new LEGO exhibition at Stirling Castle. The Jacobite Risings: The Fight for Britain’s Throne by Brick to the Past recreates key moments in Jacobite history in around one  million LEGO bricks, including over 2000 individual soldiers from both sides of the conflict as well as depictions of several of Scotland’s historic buildings all in the shadow of the Cairngorms mountain range. The exhibition, mounted in the Queen’s Outer Hall of the Castle, is on display for the first time in Scotland and will run until 2nd February 2018 - for further information please see  https://www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk/whatson/ or contact Claire Mullaney, Communications Officer, Historic Environment Scotland on 0131 668 8588 or 07881 512 379  or at Claire.Mullaney@hes.scot - picture by Donald MacLeod - 04.12.2017 - 07702 319 738 - clanmacleod@btinternet.com - www.donald-macleod.com

The plastic fantastic bringing Scottish history to life

Over one million Lego bricks have been used to bring Scottish history to life. Visitors to Stirling Castle will be able to step back in...

WHISKY

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
SCOTLAND'S NATIONAL DRINK

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