Credit: Rachel Bolton.

Faces of Edinburgh: We find out what people love about the Scottish capital

‘This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again,’ Alexander...
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Life With a horologist: ‘In watchmaking you can’t cut corners or learn things overnight, it takes time’

Laings watchmaker Annika Leppala on following in her grandfather's footsteps as a horologist, learning the art of patience in a world full of immediacy and...
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,...



Karen Betts (Photo: Scotch Whisky Association)

Scotland fights back against the counterfeits in China

Scotch whisky’s trademark has been renewed in China until 2028. The Scotch whisky industry has renewed its trademark in the far east for another decade,...
Shanina Shaik, James Marsden and Suki Waterhouse at the Diageo Cambus Cooperage in Alloa

Stars give their support to International Scotch Whisky Day

Scotland's national drink will tomorrow be celebrated globally from free distillery tours across Scotland to a series of red carpet events around the world. Thursday,...
Raasay While We Wait Bottle

New single malt offers a tantalising taste tease from Raasay

Everything comes to those who wait, and that's definitely the case with a new single malt from Raasay. While in the process of building the...

Book review: A Field Guide to Whisky

From the general to the specific, this book by Hans Offringa has the answers to all the questions you can possibly think of relating to...

Book review – Spirit of Place: Whisky Distilleries of Scotland

Scotland’s whisky industry is a fascinating area, not just with the tipple itself, but also the surrounding industry. In Spirit of Place, Charles Maclean, the...
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Macallan Classic Cut sells out online in just a handful of days

A new whisky released by The Macallan has sold out online in just a few days. Last week, the firm announced The Macallan Classic Cut,...