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LEAPING WILLOWS: (l-r) Hayley Cottle (6), Katie Wark (6), Amilia Wark (4) Murrin Houston (6) celebrate the arrival of a 7ft willow unicorn at Crawick Multiverse, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. The sculpture, handmade by willow artist Woody Fox, has been created to  mark Scotland’s links to the mythical creature as part of National Unicorn Day (9 April). Visitors to the popular attraction will be able to meet the new addition throughout the coming months. In honour of National Unicorn Day, VisitScotland is challenging people across the country to embark on their own unicorn hunt and take a quest in search of tributes to our national animal.
Pictures by Julie Howden/Visit Scotland

New sculpture is mane attraction this National Unicorn Day

A new sculpture celebrating Scotland’s national animal will be unveiled one of the country’s leading art attractions this week. The 7ft unicorn sculpture, designed and...

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Award-winning Dundee architects to design multi-million pound leisure complex

An award-winning Dundee architects’ studio is designing a multi-million pound leisure complex overlooking a Perthshire loch. After a focused effort, the Andrew Black Design team...
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Tamdhu marks 120th anniversary with 50 Year Old whisky

Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky has unveiled its oldest ever bottling – Tamdhu 50 Year Old - to coincide with the distillery’s 120thanniversary. Matured...

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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

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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’

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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

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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...