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Moving Storm by Lesley Birch, capturing dramatic skies and sweeping waters

Lesley’s making a hue and cry in the world of art

It’s been nearly two decades since award-winning painter Lesley Birch swapped her keyboards for a canvas. Born in Glasgow and based in Scotland until her...
Nicola Sturgeon has a love of books

Granite Noir Festival to welcome First Minister

Granite Noir – Aberdeen’s crime writing festival – has revealed Scotland’s First Minster as chair for one of the festival’s opening events. A voracious reader...
Nessie and a Dragon, at the Giant Lanterns of China  at Edinburgh Zoo (Photo: Stewart Attwood)

Scotland gets ready for its biggest ever Chinese New Year

Scotland’s largest Chinese New Year celebration will see Edinburgh painted red for the Year of the Pig. A diverse programme of events will see cross...

Plans for defending the nation are mapped out

Two map experts explore the extraordinarily rich legacy of Scottish military mapping over the course of the last five centuries in Scotland: Defending the Nation....
A riot against an Anglican prayer book in 1637

Scots started and ended the English Civil War

The 17th-century civil war may seem a very English affair, but that is misleading - it was started and ended by Scots. At school, you...

Ancient manuscript hails from Scotland

Until 2015, the Boethius manuscript, which dates back to 1130 AD, was thought to have been created in Durham. However, on closer study, Dr Kylie...

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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...