Crewel Chicks Stitching group portrait for the Great Tapestry of Scotland project. Photographed with the panel of James Hutton at Siccar Point in Berwickshire, Scotland

pictures by Alex Hewitt

Search for a director at major new tourist site

The hunt is on for someone to run a major new tourist attraction which will house The Great Tapestry of Scotland. Applications are being sought...

DNA is showing the bloodlines of clans and chiefs

The emergence of DNA profiling has had a huge impact upon fields as diverse as criminology, medicine and insurance, but it also has implications for...
HMS Rattlesnake (Photo: State Library of Victoria)

The Scot who was a real-life Robinson Crusoe

The tale of Robinson Crusoe is a familiar one, but less well known is the story of a young Scottish girl who, 170 years ago,...
Haggis Ice Cream - Burn's Night

You can tuck into haggis ice cream this weekend

A limited edition haggis and marmalade ice cream has been released for Burns Night. The handcrafted speciality recipe – which has been made on the...
Robert Burns (Chris Tait) and Dr Margo Whiteford

400 address the haggis at Burns Supper in Glasgow

A total of 400 people addressed the haggis at Glasgow’s biggest Burns supper. Now in its 28th year, Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland’s A Question of...

10 of the best Scottish cartoon characters

Children and grown-ups all over the world are familiar with Scots accents thanks to the power of cartoons. Some are still drawn frames in comics,...



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...
Inaugural Release HR-001-6177 copy

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...

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...