Mains of Taymouth Country Estate – Kenmore Birthdays are always worth celebrating, and this year my friend Wendy and I were determined to make a big deal of our 50th (gulp).  The party planning started over a year ago (Wendy is the most organised person I know) and we wanted a classy affair with lovely…

All aboard the Jacobite Steam train from Fort William to Mallaig It was Saturday 2nd September and we were booked on the 10.30am Jacobite Steam Train from Fort Willian to Mallaig.  The train was at the station when we arrived, and we couldn’t wait to get the journey started.  We had booked our early September departure…

A specially prepared menu inspired by harvest followed by Halloween broomstick making classes marks autumn at Scotland’s best-loved farm shop, Balgove Larder. The farmers on Balgove Larder’s estate have brought in the harvest and to celebrate, the farm shop’s iconic Steak Barn will serve a menu of seasonal produce for everyone to enjoy. The Harvest…

  Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend has revealed 50 specially designed signature cocktails for their inaugural event, Friday 6th – Sunday 8th October, which wristband-holders can enjoy exclusively for £4 each across the capital’s top cocktail bars including Harvey Nichols, Tigerlily, Copper Blossom, Le Monde, The Printing Press and Nightcap. Cocktail enthusiasts can look forward to a…

A love affair with Mull – Pennygate Lodge We have fallen in love with Mull! It’s as simple as that.  We courted each other a few years ago but slowly grew apart as Skye and Harris flirted with our attention. Our affair was rekindled earlier this year on a day trip from Oban.  Iona was our…

Renowned for his expertise in hosting successful events, Scotland’s leading private chef Barry Bryson , has teamed up with Edinburgh’s five-star serviced apartments, Old Town Chambers, to offer a selection of gourmet culinary experiences. Anyone staying in the 50 beautifully appointed apartments on the capital’s historic Royal Mile, can now enjoy the luxury of having…

Broughton Street has always had its own sense of eclectic style, and its restaurants are no exception.  There is something for everyone here from fun in the Basement to a romantic tasting menu in Seasons.  If you fancy a bit of both, then look no further than Le Roi Fou on Forth Street.  The former…

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