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Sporting estate landowners reminded over rates revaluations

Landowners of sporting estates are being urged to be savvy and make sure they don’t pay unnecessary fees amid concerns surrounding the revaluation of sporting...

Historic Antonine Wall project is going back to the future

Exciting plans are being developed to go back to the future with the world-famous Antonine Wall. A new £1.6m project aims to bring the Roman...

Bookie slashes the odds on Nessie being found after latest ‘sighting’

A bookmaker has slashed the odds on proving the Loch Ness Monster’s existence. A latest ‘sighting’ of the Loch Ness Monster, the eighth in the...
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Harbour festival is all set to be a blazing success

There's just over two weeks to go until a flaming hot programme of entertainment by the sea. Dazzling fire performances have been added to the...

End of an era with final mid-80s distillations from Islay

A distillery has released three whiskies which have been described as ‘the last of their kind’. The Bruichladdich bottlings are the final casks from distillations...
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There’s nothing dry about these fishy tales and fascinating facts

 A fisherman has brought together a fascinating collection of stories from fishing on the Dee and Spey. Iain Ogden has written his second book, Great...

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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...