Former Sunday Herald news editor to launch whisky festival for Glasgow

A FORMER head of news at the Sunday Herald newspaper has combined his love of single malt whisky with his extensive contacts book to launch a whisky festival in Glasgow.

Bill Mackintosh is working with Mark Connelly, of – one of Europe’s largest online whisky forums – to launch what will be the inaugural festival, taking place in November.

Mackintosh now writes extensively about whisky.

The event is scheduled for November 13, between 1pm and 5pm. Tickets, priced £15 each, are available from the Arches Box Office on 0141 565 1000, or online at A booking fee will apply.

Says Mackintosh: “It’s proof there’s life after Newsquest.”