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New study will examine Brexit’s impact on Highlands and Islands

A study into the impact of Brexit on agriculture, crofting and land use in the Highlands and Islands is to be carried out. The Highland...

Children all over Britain will discover Scotland’s beauty with new TV series

Scotland's natural beauty is to introduced to another generation thanks to a new children's television show. CBBC fantasy adventure gameshow Raven is back, having been...
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Top crime authors line up for Aberdeen’s Granite Noir in 2018

  Aberdeen's second Granite Noir festival celebrating crime fiction is to take place in February. Some of the biggest names in crime fiction, a poisoned...

Awards for game and conservation honour industry’s leading lights

The 2017 Purdey Awards were presented last week at a ceremony held in London gun and rifle maker James Purdey & Sons’ famous Long Room....
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Council donates obsolete Trust funds to cancer charity

A Scottish council has given almost half a million pounds to a cancer charity. Perth and Kinross Council is donating nearly £450,000 to Macmillan Cancer...

Outstanding chance for writers to develop their skills with Fellowship

Writers are being encouraged to apply for the Scottish Book Trust's Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship. Scotland-based professional writers, who would benefit from time away from...

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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...