At present the Scottish Guide Sites column lists the sites I have found most useful. The Miscellaneous Whisky Links is a dumping ground for links I've come across and don't want to lose, but haven't yet worked out the appropriate structure for them.
Page Updated 25/03/13
www.maltmadness.com/ } linked to the next two listed sites, together
www.maltmaniacs.org/ } providing a wealth of whisky related content
www.whiskyfun.com/ } tasting, blogs, distillery profiles...
www.jollytopertastings.co.uk - based on tastings in Edinburgh
www.whiskymarketplace.co.uk/ whisky price comparison site
www.whiskymerchants.co.uk is a mine of information on all things Whisky.
www.wormtub.com/ includes list of ALL distilleries past and present
www.dramming-news.com - news
www.whiskyintelligence.com/ - news
worldwhisky.co.uk - news/blog reviews (Dominic Roskow)
www.glenlochy.com - about Glenlochy Distillery (RIP) and spirit safes
Ian Gray - www2.clikpic.com/derendorf1/ - artist specialising in Whisky pictures
Miscellaneous Whisky Links
Trio of distillery launches planned for 2013
New Distillery in Glasgowhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-28146187
Dailuaine to expand
The two sites below are in Japanese and English, having been created by Japanese enthusiasts for Scotland and Scotch Whisky. Lots of photos of Scotland, Distilleries and even distillery cats!
Directory of Lost Distilleries - http://www.lostdistillery.com/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9153934/Ale-under-the-veil-the-only-brewery-in-Pakistan.html - article on brewing and distilling in Pakistan!
Scottish Guide Sites
My goto source of information.
Area guides including accommodation, eating & drinking, what's on?, local attractions and much more. Illustrated features on many towns, villages and attractions including some very comprehensive Distillery features.
The Internet Guide to Scotland
Features an Alternative Guide to Scotland including Accommodation, Food & Drink etc etc, lots of good stuff but somewhat chaoticly organised; a guide to good and bad Scottish Pop and a Dictionary with such entries as
"Act it: Deliberately behaving in an obtuse manner. Trying it on.
'Twelve pints isnae enuff tae get ye pished so dinnae act it.'"
Room Finder Scotland
The official tourist board site, comprehensive, informative, and er official.
The Ordnance Survey site contains a glossary of Gaelic place names, commencing with a brief introduction to Gaelic pronunciation and grammar! http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/freefun/didyouknow/placenames/gaelicintro.html
For a more in depth look at Scottish Place names: Place Names of Scotland by James B Johnston, published in 1892 - out of print, out of copyright, so free to download or read on-line - http://www.archive.org/stream/placenamesofscot00johnuoft#page/n5/mode/2up