Category: Scotland

Drams and drama

The Macallan Distillery, Craigellachie Built into the hill like a hobbit cathedral, the new Macallan Distillery fills the visitor with an almost religious sense of wonder. Watch people’s faces as they enter the subterranean vault that houses both a state of the art 15 million litres per year production facility and sleek high tech visitor

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Highland hospitality

¬†Huntly is a small town (population 4,000) in the North East of Scotland, not forty miles from Aberdeen. Despite growing up in this part of the world, I had never properly visited Huntly. Neither did I know that the town is the home of Dean’s Shortbread– not as famous as Walkers, but probably better. With

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Look both ways XVI- Edinburgh

Standing on Edinburgh’s Castle Street, one way the magnificent castle hewed from primal volcanic rock, forged by centuries of history and struggle, but now bathed in rare soft evening sunshine. The other way, the elegant ¬†grid of the New Town (only 250 years old) looking down to the Firth of Forth and beyond, the ancient

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