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Members of a covert water bailiff team from  The Salmon Fisheries Protection Board who work under the cloak of darkness pulling in a net left by a poacher (Photo: Christopher Furlong)

Poaching is a danger to Scotland’s food economy

Poaching is back – only now the traditional one-for-the-pot merchant has been joined by organised criminal gangs systematically looting our natural larder. Thought to be...
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Scotland’s global gift to the world is football

Along with the telephone, penicillin and whisky, Scots also gave the world the beautiful game - football. No other nation of Scotland’s size has left...

The life and loves of Sir Kenneth Calman

Sir Kenneth Calman is a former chairman of the National Trust for Scotland, the father of comedienne daughter Susan, and has a passion for Scottish...

A mystery as the Clearances take hold on Skye

Anna Mazzola sets a dark and gothic scene in The Story Keeper, a period novel which explores multiple plot lines that weave together to form...
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Scots inspired the kings of the wild frontier

Displaced Highlanders and reivers-turned-drovers created the all-American cowboy, gifting him his cattle-herding skills, outsider status and, best of all, his campfire songs . Pearl Zane...

A handy guide to bagging Scotland’s munros

For anyone with an interest in Scotland’s peaks, Max Landsberg takes the reader along with him as he makes his way up and down each...

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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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 ÂŁ50,000 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...