Scotland’s Gin: The Perfect Golf Tonic

Bottle of Golf Gin From Eden.Mill
As the British Open Golf tournament tees off this week in St Andrews, Scotland we give thought to an altogether different G&T. Find out how you can get involved without even lifting a club. Sitting in the Jigger Inn looking directly onto the 17th hole of golf’s famous Old Course is only one of two places in the world where you can buy the Scottish made Jigger Ale. Whilst the maker, the Belhaven Brewery, established in 1719 most definitely isn’t one of the new wave of artisan beer makers they are happy enough to create a smaller batch of beer for this famous Inn ...

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Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015 – July’s Jewels

Sweet, finely perfumed, moderately tart, red, yellow, amber-coloured or white, the Scottish raspberry shines like the jewel it is. From a pop-up roadside stall to a Michelin star restaurant, we look at why these edible diamonds are truly in the words of Michelin ‘worthy of a detour’. Despite their probable East Asia origins, the East of Scotland and in particular the regions of Fife, Angus and Perthshire have years of experience in growing premium soft fruits. It is no surprise that in this the ‘Year of Food and Drink’ in Scotland the focus of celebration in ...

Lifting the lid on Scotland’s Food and Drink

Last Friday the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh, the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots, opened its summer exhibition and it looks to be a cracker for Scotland's food and drink enthusiasts. The 'Lifting the Lid: 400 years of Food and Drink in Scotland', exhibition uses a variety of material including a rich collection of manuscripts, books, household accounts, tradesmen’s bills and recipe books, as well as feature both amateur and government films to tell the story of Scotland’s food and drink. As part of the Year of Food and Drink, ...

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Top 5 must-try food and drink when in Scotland

A glass of malt whisky
When it comes to travel, we all know there is something very special about enjoying the food and drink of the country you are in. It tells a story like no other story can be told. The food on a plate is the only form of art that touches all 5 senses. Quite incredible really. In Scotland, we are blessed with a fantastic natural larder. From Shetland lamb who graze on nutrient rich seaweed in the north to wild river salmon further south, from ripe raspberries in the east and sublime seafood in the west there is a feast of local and regional flavours around every corner ...

Scottish Food Memories: Get involved

Home-made Oatcakes
Do you have a food memory of living in Scotland that instantly transports you back to a precious time in your life? If so, there’s a place to share it and be entered into a prize draw to win dinner, bed and breakfast at The Three Chimneys on the Isle of Skye. Yesterday, we were delighted to join Scottish Chef, owner of the renowned restaurant, The Three Chimneys, Shirley Spear, other food enthusiasts and the team from VisitScotland, our national tourism organisation, at the launch of an appeal to highlight the places and people behind Scotland’s favourite family ...

An altogether different Scottish Easter treat

Whilst most people will be deciding which chocolate egg to consume this Easter we decided to take a more seasonal approach to Spring dining. And the result, a rather unusual and delicious savoury/sweet shortbread. Thinking you’d probably rather stick to a chocolate egg? I promise you that you will be amazed at how good this shortbread is. Perfectly paired with a cup of tea or as a sweet biscuit with cheese it was inspired by one of our food heroes, Carlo Petrini. We recently had a visit in Scotland from Carlo, the founder of Slow Food which encouraged us once again to ...

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