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Feeling ruff for dogs’ charity Christmas breakfast

Santa Paws is coming to town next weekend. On Sunday, 3 December, the award-winning, dog-friendly Mercat Grill is holding Santa Paws – a perfect and...
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Aberdeenshire castle ready to get into the festive spirit

The National Trust for Scotland’s Fyvie Castle will be brimming with season’s greetings as it hosts a Christmas festival next weekend. Running from 1 to...
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Bagpipes inspire new work for BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to premiere a new work inspired by the bagpipes. The orchestra has signalled its commitment both to contemporary music and...

Giant advent calendar offers lots of treats in Edinburgh

An advent calendar with a difference is coming to Edinburgh. Historic Environment Scotland’s John Sinclair House will be the first of a number of buildings...

£30million Aberdeen Art Gallery project delayed for at least 12 months – just as it was supposed to open

The construction schedule for the £30m redevelopment of Aberdeen Art Gallery is set to be extended - even though the project was originally scheduled for...

Former croft buildings offers island charm

A charming former croft house on the idyllic Isle of Iona has hit the market. House hunters seeking the serenity of life on an island...

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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...