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Review: The Carbon Lounge, Edinburgh

In Edinburgh's thriving and continuously growing restaurant and nightlife scene, it's easy to find creative food, atmospheric bars, tasty cocktails, and exciting entertainment.  But how...
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Edinburgh’s high society fashion icons brought back to life

They were the best dressed in town during the 1700s, but now the fashion of Edinburgh’s high society is being brought back to life.  Portraits...
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Isle of May: Numbers of puffins at one of UK’s largest colonies increase by a third

Numbers of puffins at one of the UK’s largest colonies on the Isle of May have increased by around a third since 2017, experts have...
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Laings officially opens its doors to new flagship store in Glasgow

Sponsored Content | Luxury family jeweller, Laings, has opened a new flagship store on Buchanan Street in Glasgow. The iconic B-listed building, Rowan House, has...
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No Such Thing As A Fish: Ten facts you didn’t know about Scotland

It all began in 2014, when four nerds gathered around their microphones to share the most interesting facts they’d learned that week. Now, 30,000 facts...
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The Good Books, Hugo Rifkind: ‘Good Omens is the funniest book ever written, and it gets no worse as I get older’

Journalist and author Hugo Rifkind on the best books he's read in the last year, being inspired by Stephen King and reading on the tube. ...

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Whisky new releases: Glenturret, Tullibardine, and more

Peter Ranscombe rounds up the latest whisky releases from Scotland's distilleries and bottlers. GLENTURRET has added whiskies at either end of the age spectrum to...

Whisky festivals prepare for busy September

SCOTLAND'S whisky festivals are preparing for a busy September, with Distilled taking place in Elgin, and the National Whisky Festival of Scotland rolling into Aberdeen....

Review: House of Hazelwood releases

Drinks blogger James Robertson reviews the first releases from new whisky firm House of Hazelwood. RECENTLY, a new business arm of the renowned distilling family...
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World’s smallest whisky bar opens for Fringe

THE world's smallest whisky bar has opened in the Scottish capital ahead of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A former police telephone box on the corner...
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The Islay Boys toast island’s 12th distillery

ARGYLL & Bute Council has granted The Islay Boys planning permission to build the island's 12 distillery. Mackay Smith and Donald MacKenzie both hail from...
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Gin, rum, and whisky brands unveil new looks

THREE of Scotland's gin, rum, and whisky labels have revealed fresh designs for their bottles. Isle of Raasay Distillery took inspiration from its island's geology...