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Scottish poetry prize attracting worldwide entries

This year’s Wigtown Poetry Prize has garnered interest from as far afield as Canada and Ecuador. This year the competition has introduced major changes to...
Dreams Can Come True Ð Joanna
Lumley Celebrates Moat Brae Opening
Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop applauds agencies, charities and community for giving a new future to the house that inspired Peter Pan
The opening of Moat Brae, the house and garden where Peter Pan began, was celebrated
with a colourful garden party hosted the trustees of the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust (PPMBT)
along with Patron Joanna Lumley.
Among the guests at Friday afternoonÕs event, which was held to thank supporters and
funders and welcome future partners, was Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for
Culture and Tourism Fiona Hyslop MSP.
Saved from demolition 10 years ago the beautiful Georgian property overlooking the river
Nith, in Dumfries, has been restored and transformed into ScotlandÕs new National Centre
for Storytelling and ChildrenÕs Literature.


Pic caption: Peter Pan and  Tinkerbell played by  Morvin Terrace and  Jorja Lindsay aged 14 from Dumfries Academy at the official opening

Joanna Lumley celebrates Moat Brae opening

The newly opened Moat Brae - Scotland’s new National Centre for Storytelling and Children’s Literature - has been declared as absolutely fabulous by Joanna Lumley....

A double reason for Caorunn to celebrate new gin

A Scots distillery is marking its upcoming 10-year-anniversary and World Gin Day (8 June) by launching their highest strength gin yet: Caorunn Highland Strength. Crafted...
Richard Osman is coming to Bloody Scotland (Photo: BBC)

This year’s Bloody Scotland has a Pointless guest

Scotland's leading crimewriters are to be joined by debut author Richard Osman, from TV's Pointless, as their year's Bloody Scotland festival. David Baldacci, Denise Mina,...

Honey combines with berries to form a new gin

Orkney Distilling is set to launch a new Old Tom style pink gin that combines rare Orcadian honey with fresh Scottish raspberries. This marks the...
John Torode

The taste of success after superb Grampian event

Thousands turned out on Saturday to enjoy cookery demos, live music and more than 180 stands selling everything from fish to gin as Taste of...

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Dram delights: Scotland’s new whiskey’s

Alice Grundon takes a look at some of Scotland’s new expressions…   Glenmorangie Rich and deliciously decadent, Glenmorangie Pommard Cask Finish is the result of...
The Macallan Horizon bottle in SCOTCH.

The Balmoral unveils exclusive £100,000 whisky experience in partnership with The Macallan

It's been two centuries since The Macallan distilled its very first batch of whisky on the banks of the River Spey. Since then it has...
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...
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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...