We were most excited when an invitation arrived in our inbox for a Gastro evening at The Dunstane to launch their new menus and to introduce their brand new chef Paul Hood. The Dunstane The Dunstane’s restaurant, Skerries was on our list to visit in 2015 so we were really keen to go along and…

The number of times we have sailed past the door of Suburban Pantry on the number 43 bus heading into town for something to eat is really quite embarrassing.  Each time we always look into the welcoming restaurant and remark that we really should pop in for dinner one night. A few weeks ago we were looking for somewhere special to…

What better task to do on a wet and windy March afternoon than update our “To Do” list.  Thankfully our list consists of lots and lots of lovely restaurants to visit.  This year is hopefully going to be an exciting one for us with lots of changes and hopefully a wee bit more relaxation time! We are so lucky…

This is something a bit different – a review of a business that is just starting and needs a little bit of help to spread the word.  At the moment Tea Zone is a virtual business that sells the most amazing blends of loose leaf tea.  Maria Oleksiak has a dream to turn her passion…

On a recent visit to Glasgow for the Speciality Food Show we decided to pay a visit to Alston Bar & Beef to sample the best steak and gin (according to their website).  By coincidence, it was located in Glasgow Central Train Station about 5 minutes walk from the hotel we were staying in –…

After the excesses of Christmas we decided to make good use of our new book – “Isle of Skye – 40 Coast and Country Walks” We were staying at a beautiful holiday cottage called Tir nan Og on the Waternish Peninsula so we chose a 5K walk to Oronsay Island to get us started. The walk involves…

  Hogmanay 2014, blowing a hoolie, pouring rain, milder than of late but The  Misty Isle… Eilean a Cheo…Skye …..had come into her own!   Waterfalls appeared, streams were bursting over the ditches and onto the road and the Cuillins had disappeared from view behind the mist and rain.     We were on our way to the Ancestral home…