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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...

Children’s book shows money isn’t everything

The Lavender Blue Dress is the first children’s book from acclaimed musician and songwriter Aidan Moffat, with beautiful illustrations by Emmeline Pidgen. This is the...
Photographer Allan Wright

Scotland’s picture perfect islands star in new book

Scotland is known throughout the world for its natural beauty, with its islands - great and small - attracting international interest. These have now been...

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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...
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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,...
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...