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The Broch on the Isle of Harris has been named Scotland's Greatest Escape.

The Broch: Drystone home on Harris inspired by Iron Age named Scotland’s Greatest Escape

A drystone home on the Isle of Harris, inspired by the Iron Age, has been named Scotland's Greatest Escape. Situated on the Borve Lodge Estate,...
Melissa Curran helps care for Pollok Country Park's herd of 73 Highland Cows.

Life With Pollok Country Park: ‘I have the joy of working with one of the best known cattle breeds in the world’

Fourteen years ago Melissa Curran was a city girl who had never been around cattle. Now, an assistant livestock supervisor, she helps care for Pollok...
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Photo Essay: Dundee’s heritage and nature

Dundee Heritage Trust will host the latest International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition, at Verdant Works Museum this year. Alongside IGPOTY Exhibition 17, images...
Cal Major has travelled 800 miles around Scotland’s wild coast on a paddleboard.

Life With Cal Major: ‘I look forward to the day I look out my window in the Highlands and see dolphins and whales’

Adventurer, vet and ocean advocate Cal Major has travelled 800 miles around Scotland’s wild coast on a paddleboard. Along the way, she made shocking discoveries,...
Culloden, Inverness. Credit: National Trust for Scotland

Culloden Battlefield: Clan Chief’s shoe buckle among new discoveries

Archaeologists have unearthed fascinating new artefacts from the Culloden Battlefield - including a clan chief's shoe buckle. Researchers working around a 60 square-metre area close...
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Loch Ness monster: NASA urged to help in new search for Nessie

It's been 90 years since Sir Edward Mountain took a team of 20 to look for the Loch Ness monster, the first organised search for...

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REVIEW: Cask 88 Sir Walter Scott 250th anniversary whiskies

Peter Ranscombe gets an exclusive preview of whisky bottler Cask 88's tribute to Sir Walter Scott. THERE'S something so evocative about tasting whisky outdoors. When...
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A week in whisky: World Whisky Day looms

Peter Ranscombe takes his irreverent weekly trek through the world of whisky… WORLD Whisky Day is almost upon us once more, and what better way...

‘Dirt, plankton, and sileage’ – funniest whisky tasting notes revealed

A LIST of the funniest whisky tasting notes has been released. Ahead of World Whisky Day on Saturday, Glen Moray distillery in Elgin asked whisky...
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A week in whisky: Friday the 13th special

Peter Ranscombe returns with his light-hearted weekly round-up of what's happening with whisky - and his first column has a distinctly supernatural feel to it…...

Glen Moray whiskies paired with Coco chocolates

Glen Moray whiskies' rich texture allows them to pair perfectly with Coco's chocolates, writes Peter Ranscombe. LET me start with a confession - I've been...
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What’s up with Whisky: April Brawls

Welcome back to the new whisky column where this month we are discussing all things whisky, from the secondary whisky market and the morality of...