Tag: 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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Haggis, neeps and tattoos

Variations on a theme Being the 25th of January, and especially as one of our nearest pubs is Adelaide’s Scottish pub, the Rob Roy Hotel, it would have been remiss of us, if not downright unpatriotic, not to have celebrated the Bard (Robert Burns) in the traditional way. Traditions remain, but customs change; so instead

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Highland hospitality

┬áHuntly 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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