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The Scotsman who was a hero to Albert Einstein

When Albert Einstein, perhaps the most famous physicist of all time, published his special theory of relativity in 1905, he used the opening sentence to...
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Meet Scotland’s four-legged police force

Scotland’s mounted police work out of Stewarton in East Ayrshire and provide policing for high-profile events across Scotland. Mounted officers carry out public order patrols...

Stepping back in time in a historical murder novel

A brutal triple murder in a remote crofting community in 1869, when three people were slayed in Culduie, leads to the arrest of Roderick Macrae...

Ten of Scotland’s most reluctant peers

For many, the ultimate honour would be to have a title bestowed upon them. But they're not for  everyone. We highlight 10 Scots to have...
Scots impressionist and actor, Rory Bremner, in 2014 (Photo: Fiona Hanson)

Why Rory Bremner has made a big impression

As befits someone who pretends to be other people for a living, Rory Bremner is conflicted about his identity. ‘I am not feeling very Scottish...

Her love of music and fireworks make the light fantastic

Serena Foyle has combined her love of music with her passion for fireworks. Few sights are as dramatic as a firework display. As the rockets...

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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 £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...