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Battle royal – the story of the Battle of Culloden

In 1746, the last land battle fought on the mainland of the United Kingdom ended the Jacobite ‘Forty-Five’ rising. It also terminated both the military...
The Broomielaw Bridge in Glasgow, designed by Thomas Telford

Thomas Telford – the colossus of roads

Scot Thomas Telford was arguably the greatest builder of roads, bridges and canals Britain has ever seen. But he could scarcely have had a more...

Scots society has saved over 1500 lives

Glasgow Humane Society officer George Parsonage’s rowing boat is a familiar sight on the Clyde – a welcome one for anyone in difficulty on the...
New Slains Castle is said to have inspired Dracula's Castle

The scariest Scottish sites to visit at Halloween

Scotland is known for is ancient castles, with their accompanying ghost stories. Scotland is arguably the home of Halloween – or Samhain as it was...

Dedication and hard work pays off for new head chef

Hard work has paid off for the man who has been appointed head chef at an Edinburgh brasserie. Galvin Brasserie de Luxe, www.galvinedinburgh.com situated in...

Is this the world’s best job for pub-goers?

A Scottish pub wants to PAY a lucky volunteer to drink beer, watch sports and take part in a pub quiz. The Projectionist Hungry Horse...

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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...