The Blog

  May 2014

Shaken and stirred: getting hands-on at a whisky cocktail masterclass

by May 29, 2014

Before I knew it, it was my turn to step up and take my place behind the bar. Butterflies start...

Tales and cocktails: get more than you bargained for at whisky bars and pubs

by May 28, 2014

Until recently, I’d never really tried Scotch whisky in any form other than a dram of the finest single malt...

Perth, Ayr and Fort William amongst TripAdvisor’s most ‘excellent’ destinations

by May 22, 2014

Scotland has received the TripAdvisor seal of approval once again! The preeminent review site has just revealed its list of...

I love it when a good clan comes together

by May 21, 2014

In the heyday of the Scottish clan system, chieftains would often meet with their members to devise cattle raids, seize...

#AskWhisky Q&A with expert Charles Maclean – Part Two

by May 12, 2014

So, you had your first taster of the #AskWhisky Q&A on Friday afternoon with whisky expert Charles Maclean. We’re back today to...

#AskWhisky Q&A with expert Charles Maclean – Part One

by May 9, 2014

Given his thirty years experience in the industry, there’s few things whisky-related that make it past Charles Maclean unnoticed. A...

To the beach! Scottish summers by the coast

by May 9, 2014

Let’s face it, we do all like to be beside the seaside and with summer just around the corner, for...

The whisky festival experience

by May 9, 2014

What a great way to visit Scotland. A whisky festival has it all – amazing countryside, fascinating people, fabulous food...

Queen’s Baton Relay: 7 – 10 July

by May 7, 2014

With just a few weeks to go until the XX Commonwealth Games, the Queen’s Baton Relay comes ever closer to...

April’s brilliant moments, as seen on Instagram

by May 7, 2014

Each day, we scour our Instagram account in search of the most interesting POTD (Photo of the Day) sent in...

Whisky and food can make a dram fine match

by May 5, 2014

Relaxing in front of a roaring coal fire, sharing a celebratory toast with friends or taking in the surroundings of...

Talking about GENERATION

by May 2, 2014

GENERATION is an ambitious free arts programme running until 30 November and is part of Homecoming Scotland 2014 CELEBRATING 25 YEARS of contemporary...

Clanranald’s journey to the battlefield at Bannockburn Live

by May 1, 2014

One of the most thrilling elements of Bannockburn Live, the two-day feast of Scottish food, culture and history, will undoubtedly...

The gardens which have it all

by May 1, 2014

I’m not very green-fingered, and have seen many plants suffer under my attempted ‘care’, but what I do love is...

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