Scone Spy can be just a wee bit prickly if it’s bakes aren’t right. So we were not only relieved but thrilled to find The Tasty Thistle does us proud.
In my line of business you always have to have one ear to the ground for possible leads. So, when I heard there was a garden centre on Glasgow’s south side dishing out delicious baking, I was straight on the case.
This week’s scone-hunting trek took me back to my old chomping ground of Stirlingshire and the Hillfoots, a string of villages resting in the shadows of the Ochil Hills.
When the sun shines – which isn’t very often in Scotland – you have to grab the opportunity with both hands and enjoy it. My favourite thing to do when the forecast is good is to take a road trip somewhere off the beaten track.
No matter how many far-flung places you have visited in the world, there’s nowhere quite as breathtaking or awe-inspiring as Scotland’s rugged coastline.
Scone Spy was on Aberdeenshire’s leafy Royal Deeside for this latest green-fingered outing.
There's a saying that nothing brings people together more than good food. And on my latest little jaunt, I begin to realise there could be some truth in that statement.
Scone Spy: Oh we do like our tea beside the seaside… and Largs cafe The Bagel Basket is the ideal spot
Bagels really are the underdogs of the bread world.
When it comes to originality and innovation on the scone scene, there’s nothing ditsy about this little eatery in the pretty town of Elgin.
The little waterfall tumbles through woodland and down the hillside. In the branches above, colourful Tibetan-style prayer flags flap in the breeze.
Food and music are a classic combination and, while Scone Spy’s musical tastes can accurately be described as eclectic, my playlists will always include Mumford and Buns, Macaroon 5 and, my all-time favourite, Ian Brownie and The Scone Roses.