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Scotch toasts victory over Australian fake whisky

SCOTLAND'S whisky industry is celebrating a major legal success aimed at blocking the growing trade of fake brands in Australia, where exports are worth £84million a year. The Scotch Whisky Assocation (SWA) branded Australia as one of the worst …

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Paul Ramsay captures minds

Throughout the years, scores of power-seekers have sought to gain access to the power of hypnosis and mind control to create an enslaved population ready to carry out their bidding at any moment. Luckily, the only people who have such power are benign …

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Kelly Brook tries a more 'street' look with David McIntosh

Rather bizarrely she decided to team it with a pair of tight burgundy tartan trousers and a blue patterned snapback. Trying for a luxe sporty look she wore a pair of peep-toe shoe boots, that accentuated the fact her trousers fell just above her ankles.

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Tartan-clad twins come from family steeped in golf heritage

Karsen and Kennedy Sturkey of Greenville were photographed left and right with their tartan skirts, white knee socks and long, blond curls. But it was the tournament badges of years ago that linked them into the heritage of the 46th tournament to be …

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Out & About: Tartan Day Celebration – April 6 2014

Out & About: Tartan Day Celebration – April 6 2014. A celebration of Tartan Day by North Carolina residents began with Sunday brunch at the Pinehurst Member's Club, followed by a free concert at Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School, on Sunday, April 6.

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Scottish Cup: Dundee United's Simon Donnelly has no final fears

Scottish Cup: Dundee United's Simon Donnelly has no final fears. Dundee United assistant manager Simon Donnelly has no fears about his young side facing a more experienced St Johnstone in the Scottish Cup final. United had to survive heavy pressure …

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Battle over Scottish independence slightly tightens in new poll

The Scottish National Party (SNP), which runs Scotland's devolved parliament, says that ending the 307-year tie to England to become independent will give Scotland the power to make its own decisions rather than be run by politicians in London. The …

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Hammond: Scotland 'yes vote' means defence jobs risk

Thousands of defence jobs will be at risk if Scotland votes for independence in September, according to Defence Secretary Philip Hammond. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond issued a speech to workers at Thales, a firm which has supplied every …

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Average house price up to £160000

The house index recorded a 29% increase in the number of properties sold in Scotland in the three months from December to February compared to the same period last year. Gordon Fowlis, from Your Move estate agencies, part of LSL, said: "Help to Buy has …

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Kris Commons is winner of PFA Scotland player of year award for Celtic striker …

PFA Scotland announce their lower leagues shortlist on Tuesday. It's the turn of the Premiership on Wednesday and the Irishman believes there are two stand-out candidates for the crown. Leading light: Kris Commons should win the PFA Scotland player of …

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£1m boost for food banks as demand soars

FOOD banks across Scotland have received a National Lottery boost of almost £1 million, as new figures show a five-fold increase in the number of families turning to them. FOOD banks across Scotland have received a National Lottery boost of almost £1 …

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Labour vows more support for women

Being part of the UK means we can make these pledges today that will make a real difference to women across Scotland. Together we can deliver for women." She promised Scottish Labour would introduce 25 hours of childcare a week for every three and …

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System 'failing poorer pupils'

Pupils from Scotland's poorest communities have little chance of getting the grades required to access the top university courses in the country, figures highlighted by the Conservative Party have revealed. Scottish Government statistics on attainment …

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Hogmanay, Scottish New Year, Bagpipes & Kilts – Suite

Hogmanay in Scotland a most fantastic New Year party, from Celtic Fire Festivals in Stonehaven, Comrie & Biggar, to Scottish Ceilidhs, Kilts & Bagpipes in the Highlands.

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Review: MAC “A Tartan Tale” Collection – Makeup Geek

Here's my thoughts on each part of the collection- these are just my opinion, so take it for simply that ;). Lipstick. These aren't anything too unique, but they still are pretty. The most unique color to me is the “Courting Lilac” which is a pretty …

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Softball Looking for Mid-Season Momentum | The Tartan

Mary Hierholzer '16. Staff Reporter. The Gordon softball team is looking to make a run at the program record 14 wins in a season, but it will have to finish strong after victories in five of its first 16 games. The women lost a …

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TIE BOW-TIE: TARTAN PANTS & CREPIEST NECKLACE …

TARTAN PANTS & CREPIEST NECKLACE EVER. ENG: Hello, I hope you have wonderful weekend! I'm gonna spend lots of time in summer cafes, eat macaroons and drink cappuccino. We worked hard all week; we earn to …

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Local artist weaving tartans for exchange trip – The Newnan …

For those not familiar with the garment, a tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colors. The tartan is often associated with Scotland, as Scottish kilts often have tartan patterns.

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Open Scotland Webinar | Open World

Last week Joe Wilson of SQA and I presented a short webinar on the Open Scotland initiative and the Scottish Open Education Declaration. The webinar, which was hosted by Celeste McLaughlin of Jisc RSC Scotland, …

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'SHOWCASING SCOTLAND – A Land of Food and Drink …

Our fabulous food and drink will be central to a host of events in 2014 and the SHOWCASING SCOTLAND event offers you the opportunity to meet key buyers (retail and foodservice) from both the UK and key international …

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Scotland's top marathons and races – VisitScotland

Take part in marathons and fun running events in Scotland this year and experience some of the most glorious scenery the country has to offer.

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Zim driver assaulted by racist thugs in Scotland » Nehanda …

United Kingdom – Detectives in Scotland are hunting a group of young men who carried out a racist attack on a Zimbabwean driver in Edinburgh. Police Scotland said the assault, which happened at 17:10 on Friday in Cargil …

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Glasgow Commonwealth Games medals unveiled … – Express

"Our medals are unlike any I have seen before and are a unique representation of the stunning, contemporary vision of Scotland that will be beamed around the world. "With just 100 days to go until the opening ceremony, the …

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Man indicted in Pitt bomb threat claims responsibility in …

Adam Stuart Busby, a proclaimed Scottish separatist indicted for delivering online bomb threats against the University of Pittsburgh, has reportedly admitted the crimes to a Scottish newspaper but claims physical frailty will …

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Scottish wrecks map – Divernet

Scottish wrecks map. 14 April 2014. A downloadable interactive map showing all known shipwrecks off Scotland has been published by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The map has been created …

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Rail report shows huge disparity in government funding for journeys

There is a huge disparity between the level of government funding for train journeys in England and those in Scotland and Wales, according to a report from rail regulators. Total funding in 2012/13 varied from £2.19 per passenger journey in England to …

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Ban gambling and loan adverts in sport says Church of Scotland

The Church of Scotland has called for a ban on advertising gambling and pay-day loan companies in sport. The "normalisation" of gambling has had a "damaging effect on the lives of thousands" across the country, a report from the Church's society …

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Education system is 'failing poorest communities' say Conservatives

Pupils from Scotland's poorest communities have little chance of getting the grades required to access the country's top university courses, figures highlighted by the Conservative Party have revealed. Scottish Government statistics on attainment show …

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Karen Koren: Scotland's long road to catch Norway

In Fred's case he talked about Scotland looking to Norway like a good-looking woman sitting at a bar and a drunk Scotsman trying to chat her up… then waking up in the morning with the Faroes. Quite clever, I thought and, of course, as all my …

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Edrington raises a glass to US growth

Scotch whisky producer Edrington, owner of The Macallan and The Famous Grouse brands, is preparing to launch its own US business next month as Americans' thirst for a wee dram shows no signs of abating. The distiller, whose roots can be traced back to …

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David Beckham For Haig Club Whisky

David Beckham has become the face of a new Scottish whisky. Beckham is partnering with British entrepreneur Simon Fuller in promoting Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky from the House of Haig, the latest from drink giant Diageo. “The House of Haig …

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Diageo's £1.1bn bid to lift stake in United Spirits

Indian whisky drinkers get through about 150 million nine-litre cases a year, making the subcontinent the world's largest market in volume terms, and Diageo is keen to increase its presence in a region where consumer incomes are rising. Scotch exports …

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Scotchy scotch scotch: Anchorman Ron Burgundy's whisky released

The 40% ABV scotch is a blend of Scotch whiskies from Speyside, Highlands and Islay, with a hearty fruit flavour. The drink is available for a limited time at £22 a bottle. Now that's a perfect way to stay classy in anyone's book. Last year, Ben and …

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Carnival comedians score big laughs in tent

“This is what Google Glass is made for!” said stand-up comedian, actor, and Spring Carnival Comedy Show headliner Hannibal Buress. And he was right: The Spring Carnival Comedy Show with comedians Tig Notaro and Buress was the best I've seen …

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And now, here's Gandalf playing the bagpipes on a unicycle

VIDEO: Gandalf Playing the Bagpipes on a Unicycle in Portland.

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