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After years of campaigning for the council to build a road to the north of the island, Calum MacLeod took it upon himself to do so armed with only a shovel, pick and wheelbarrow over a period of ten years (Photo: Angus Blackburn)

The Scottish clan that has risen from the ashes

Chief John Macleod of Raasay manages to keep up-to-date with island life, despite living ten thousand miles away. With the distinctive basalt ‘chimney’ of Dùn...

Take flight to a fascinating avian art exhibition

Aviary, an exhibition reflecting on the significance of the bird as a motif in contemporary Scottish art, will open next weekend. Taking place at the...

Responsible drinking campaign arrives in Scotland

Tryanuary’s annual campaign to promote responsible drinking in local pubs and bars is coming to Edinburgh this weekend. The event was initially created as a...
Gary Maclean, is working with QMS to urge Scots to stay on track with their plans to opt for healthier eating in 2019 (Photo: Alan Richardson)

77% of Scots started the new year on a diet

Almost four in five Scots kicked off the new year by going on a diet. That's according to a survey undertaken as part of a...
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Botanical art to go on display in latest exhibitio

The Scottish Ornithologists' Club is delighted to present an exhibition of contemporary botanical art. This will bring together paintings by members of the Scottish Society...
Writers Tweet Pitch 2019

Tweet yourself a literary agent in 280 characters

After the astonishing success of the last three years, XpoNorth’s Writers’ Tweet Pitch is back. On Friday 11 January, from 9am-9pm, writers from across Scotland...

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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...