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Celebrating World Food Travel Day in Scotland – Location No. 2 Isle of Skye

It’s World Food Travel Day! Step on-board this virtual food and drink memory trip around Scotland. In Location No. 2, we journey up to the Isle of Skye, and uncover local Chef Calum Montgomery's 'what you must eat' when on his home island. The Isle of Skye is a special place and like most travel planners and tour operators in Scotland it's an altogether strange feeling not to be preparing for the ferry ride from Mallaig, home of Kippers (a butterflied-cut smoked whole herring) or the bridge from the mainland over to the island for a little while. Some of my favourite food memories were created there.   I can understand what brought ...

Celebrating World Food Travel Day in Scotland – Location No. 1 Speyside

It’s World Food Travel Day! Step on-board this virtual food and drink memory trip around Scotland. In Location No. 1, what food must you try when in Speyside, a region undoubtedly most famous for its whisky? It’s Week 5 of Covid-19 lock-down. My usual Tasting Scotland food tours around Scotland are postponed. Like me you may already be planning your next day trip, short break or holiday/vacation away. Perhaps you were due to be in Scotland right now, perhaps gearing up for what would have been the 21st year of the big one, the annual Speyside Whisky Festival  . Fear not with the help of my food and beverage loving Scottish friends we’re ...

What to do when you have the itchy feet travel bug during lock-down

Anyone else like me with the itchy feet urge to travel so bad that it's beginning to hurt already? Here's what to do. We are on Day 13 of Corona Virus lock-down here in Scotland. And as they say us humans always want that which we cannot have! I can't lie. As a travel planner and tour leader I am desperate to be doing what I do at this time of year. It's the start of what up to now has generally been considered Scotland's main tourism season. I yearn to be taking first time and repeat international visitors around the country helping them to uncover Scotland's true collage of gastronomic flavours, perhaps cooked themselves in one of our culinary ...

FEATURED: In the Scottish Wedding Directory Magazine as a ‘super cool’ option for a hen or stag

We were delighted to feature in the Autumn edition of the Scottish Wedding Directory Magazine. The team recommended our tours as a super cool hen/stag do idea! Have you considered incorporating a Tasting Scotland tour into your own hen or stag do? Perfect for those who LOVE food & drink, we can create a bespoke tour to fit in with any of your plans.  Love gin or beer or whisky?  We would create a tour around  Scotland's best gin, beer or whisky creators. Want to include fun outdoor activities or a luxury spa element?  We can arrange that too, including chauffeur driven transportation and accommodation to suit your brief. A ...

Pumpkin & Butternut Squash Crumble Recipe

We’ve seen recipes for everything from Raw Pumpkin Pies (yep, raw) to Pumpkin Smoothies this year, but when the weather is as cold as it’s been in Scotland this week (into minus centigrades) you definitely need something hot and delicious to use up those Halloween Pumpkins! The very word ‘crumble’ conjures up feelings of warmth, homeliness and goodness, so why not give this one a go. PUMPKIN & BUTTERNUT SQUASH CRUMBLE INGREDIENTS 100g butter (nice and cold - straight out the fridge, cut into cubes) 150g flour (plain) 5g salt (sea salt is best) 110g Mature Scottish Cheddar 80g almonds or hazelnuts (roughly chopped) 550g ...

Come and celebrate the who, what, where and when with 5 Scottish Gin Ambassadors this International Gin and Tonic Day!

Today it’s #InternationalGinandTonicDay. What better way to celebrate than by catching up with a few of the local producers of our fave gin brands. Read on to find out their who, what, when and where when it comes to this timeless and really rather delicious refreshment. Remember, he or she who dares gins…..! The Glasgow Gin Fave way to garnish a gin & tonic? Glasgow Gin really shines with a simple lime wedge and most tonic waters! But for something a bit more special a good chunk of fresh pear can really enhance the sherbet flavour and feels a little more posh. Fave place to drink it? Helping/hindering my chances at the pub quiz at ...