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Rain didn’t dampen coronation celebrations

BAD weather didn't stop Scots from celebrating the coronation. Families gathered in Aberdeen's Duthie Park today to join Lord Provost David Cameron, who attended the...
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Whisky news round-up: Gavin Hastings and more

Peter Ranscombe presents his final whisky news round-up. RUGBY legend Gavin Hastings has launched two limited-edition single malt whiskies to raise money for Hearts &...

Yardworks Festival opens studio at Glasgow’s SWG3

GLASGOW'S SWG3 venue yesterday hosted Yardworks Festival, one of Europe’s biggest events dedicated to street art and graffiti. The festival, which marked its fifth year...

Find out how salmon were filmed for Wild Isles

FILMMAKERS Richard Davies and Chris Howard will share the secrets next week of how they captured shots of Atlantic salmon for Wild Isles, the recent...

Dovecot hosts next generation of Scottish artists

RECENT Scottish art school graduates will be in the spotlight at the next exhibition at Edinburgh's Dovecot gallery. "Scottish Landscapes: A New Generation" opens on...

Which birds are missing from your area?

THERE are 73 million fewer birds in the UK than there were back in 1970, according to figures released by the British Trust for Ornithology...

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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...