Three brothers who plan to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic have launched their boat in Loch Lomond.
The Queen of the Hebrides, a jewel in Scotland’s crown, the Isle of Islay is home to less than 4000 people and in joyous proportions, eight working whisky distilleries as well.
A commemoration ceremony has been held to remember about 700 First World War soldiers who lost their lives in the sinking of two US ships off the coast of a small Scottish island.
Make it a double: Islay distillery charges Scots twice as much to send them a bottle…even when they live on Islay
ARDBEG GROOVES, according to the distillery’s own website at least, is an “intensely mellow dram”.
SHE was all set for a high-flying career as a lawyer.
Knockderry House Hotel, Cove Situated on the banks of Loch Long, one of the most magnificent sea lochs of Scotland, this fabulous four-star country house hotel offers a truly Scottish welcome in a romantic setting.
Isle of Eriska, Argyll If you like to feel like the only person in a restaurant, try the eating establishment on this private 300-acre island out for size. Just north of Oban, the Isle of Eriska is a big house and grounds run by the Buchanan-Smith family since 1973. Recently refurbished, this traditional building has been transformed into a contemporary yet cosy hotel with an award-winning restaurant. It was awarded a Michelin Star in September for the third year running. The kitchen prides itself on using local produce. Menus typically consist of a fish from the surrounding waters, a meat dish from the island and a vegetarian alternative inspired by ingredients found in one of the gardens or larders close at hand. Even the salads, herbs and mushrooms come from the hotel’s grounds, and the jellies and chutneys are made from Eriska’s own berries. The renowned Farmhouse Cheese Trolley is one of Eriska’s hidden treasures. Diners can choose from 40 cheeses, including mulled cheddar, Lancashire bomb, Celtic promise, Fearn Abbey brie, and glazert to name but a few.