James and Lewis Burgon on Stromness RNLI Lifeboat. Credit: Richard Clubley.

Life with the RNLI: ‘It’s always been part of my family, now I am on the crew with my dad’

For the Burgon family saving lives at sea is in their DNA. For more than 140 years, generations of their family have volunteered for the...
Stella Gardner adjusting a silk dress made from escape and evade maps. Credit: Stewart Attwood

Exhibition at Edinburgh Castle explores personal stories behind WW2 maps

Between 1939 and 1945, more than 36 million photographs and 342 million maps were produced by the British Armed Forces. These precious tools were vital...
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Monkey that went on the run moved to Edinburgh zoo for a ‘fresh start’

A monkey that went on the run from a wildlife park for more than five days has been moved to Edinburgh Zoo after not settling...
Anna Massie has released her first solo album since 2003.

Anna Massie: ‘If folk smile when they’re listening to Two Down, I’ll be very happy’

Musician, presenter and producer Anna Massie on releasing her first solo album in 20 years and how the trad music industry has changed in the...
David Swindle at Granite Noir festival in Aberdeen.

Review: David Swindle, The Makings of A Murderer at Granite Noir

Scottish detective David Swindle, who caught murderer Peter Tobin, brought his show on snaring serial killers to Aberdeen's Granite Noir festival this year. Grant Dickie...
Rob Wainwright at Doddie statue, Murrayfield. Credit: Craig Watson

Former Scotland rugby captain leads epic ride to Rome to raise money in memory of Doddie Weir

Former Scotland rugby captain and motor neuron disease (MND) campaigner Rob Wainwright OBE will lead more than 240 cyclists and crew on an gruelling journey...



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...
HRH Prince Charles with Ian Urquhart Signing First Cask at Benromach.

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...
Ewan, Jamie, Charlie and Lachlan Maclean.

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...
Chef Tom Kitchin. Credit Marc Miller

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...
Rosebank Distillery.

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...