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Janet fought back from chemo to find her artistic bent

It took a brushing encounter with chemotherapy to open an unexpected new chapter in Janet Ollason’s life. It was 2003 and the drug treatment was...

Walk your dog and help an animal charity

A national charity is to hold a dog walk in Scotland next weekend. Pets As Therapy is hosting the charity event on Saturday, 22 September....
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A Scottish success story that’s not melting away

There’s no doubt you’ve seen blue tubs of Mackie’s Traditional stacked up in the freezer shelves of your nearest supermarket. After all, it’s the fifth...

Sommelier Sandor certainly knows his grapes

Working in the wine industry is a never-ending learning curve for the sommelier at Hotel du Vin, Hungarian wine guru Sandor Molnar. ‘When you’re studying...

The Bridge Inn offers great food and scenic views

This wonderful canal-side pub is one of my favourite venues for a gastronomic trip out of Edinburgh. If you're in the capital and are feeling...

Book review – We Fought for Ardnish by Angus MacDonald

The sequel to Ardnish Was Home, this latest work from Angus MacDonald is an intense and bittersweet love story set during the Second World War....

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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...