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100 pick-up trucks delivered to Ukraine front line by UK farmers

Scottish charity Pick-ups for Peace has just delivered its 100th truck to help Ukraine in its war efforts against Russia. Felix Petit speaks to co-founder...
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Inverclyde butcher crowned best in the UK

It’s an unassuming village on the Clyde estuary best known for its busy ferry terminal to Rothesay and a pretty railway station, newly voted the...
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Good vibrations will leave guests buzzing at UK’s first bee therapy retreat

The UK’s first ever ‘bee therapy’ centre is opening in Scotland this summer. Sustainable bee-based therapy, known as apitherapy, is a fast-growing trend in Eastern...
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What’s on: a look at upcoming events

Gaia showing The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society launched its 50th anniversary events programme with the unveiling of Gaia (the Earth) installation by artist Luke Jerram....

Scotland’s Oldest Working Distillery achieves Butterfly Mark certification

Scotland’s Oldest Working Distillery, The Glenturret, has achieved Butterfly Mark certification.  The Glenturret is defined by its outstanding quality and exquisite taste all created using...
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Loch Ness Centre sets opening date on 90th anniversary of monster sighting

The wait is finally over for monster spotters, as the newly imagined Loch Ness Centre is nearing completion following a £1.5million refurb. Tourists will be...

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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...