LATEST POSTS

starter-939x1024

Sensational surf & turf at the Holyrood Hotel

On what turned out to be the hottest July day on record, my friend and I were very much looking forward to the prospect of...
Dr Joseph Bell

The Scot who inspired the creation of Sherlock Holmes

The popularity of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation, shows no sign of abating. But it’s time the Edinburgh doctor on whom...

Recycling bikes and giving them a new lease of life

Turning unwanted bikes into objects of desire, De’ils on Wheels is a community bike workshop that promotes the joy of cycling. Based in Glasgow, it...

A carefully curated collection of summer writing

Carefully selected by Melissa Harrison, this anthology has been put together to capture the spirit of summer. The physical wonders are captured through the writings...

Scots comedian and actor John Sessions – on the spot

John Sessions is a comedian and actor who has worked extensively in the UK and Holywood. Born John Gibb Marshall in 1953, he is known...
Ronnie Corbett

10 of the funniest Scots who make us laugh

When it comes to having a laugh, Scotland punches way above its weight in the humour stakes. Our comics are loved not only at home,...

WHISKY

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
SCOTLAND'S NATIONAL DRINK

Dennis Malcolm

The Glen Grant: Scotland’s longest serving distiller Dennis Malcolm retires after 63 years

Born on The Glen Grant distillery grounds in 1946, where both his father and grandfather worked, Dennis Malcolm was always destined for a career in...
Inaugural Release HR-001-6177 copy

Ardnahoe Distillery: First whisky to come from a new distillery on Islay since 2009 released

It has been six decades since Stewart Laing first learned how to make whisky on Islay. In the 1960s he travelled to the world-famous whisky...
Credit: Zak Cassar.

Kiefer Sutherland: Hollywood star brings new whisky to the UK

Hollywood star Kiefer Sutherland has unveiled his new whisky to the UK, a homage to his Canadian roots and love of the spirit. The whisky,...
Thomas Macrae.

Life With Isle of Harris Distillery: ‘The Hearach is special, it has done so much for the island’

Isle of Harris distiller Thomas Macrae talks to us about his earliest memories of whisky and why The Hearach is so special to islanders. And...
Shetland_Tasting_visual

Lerwick Distillery: Shetland set for its first whisky distillery

The idea began more than a decade ago when friends Martin Watt, Caroline MacIntyre and Calum Miller came up with the idea to open the...
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...