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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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Super Burns Supper

Scots celebrate the life of poet Robert Burns (aka the Bard) on 25th January, traditionally with HNT (haggis, neeps and tatties). Of course it’s not a Burns Supper without the HNT, but stovies – a meat and potato stew – is a good alternative and provides excellent digestive ballast for an evening of whisky tasting,

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Seven Glasgow pubs

“Ye’ ll hae tae go next door,” the doorman said. All the copious pubs around Hope Street were full. “But that’s Irish.” The occasion was Ireland v Scotland Euro football qualifier. We eventually squeezed into a small sports bar near Central Station. Result- 2 pints of Stella and Ireland 1 Scotland 1. Across the road

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