A few weeks ago we needed accommodation on Skye and were really struggling to find a bed for the night.   The island was 97% fully booked according to all the booking websites and the only rooms available were a couple at £400 plus and one Petite Double Room in Skeabost House for £120. Skeabost…

Retro recipes in the Chefs Theatre, vegan treats in the Artisan Christmas Market, Champagne Ski Bar and a Scottish Gin Theatre are just some of the festive features food-lovers can look forward to as Foodies Festival brings its winter edition – Foodies Festival Christmas – to Edinburgh’s EICC 13-15th November. Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre will be…

Tigerlily, the ground-breaking ‘go-to’ venue that redefined Edinburgh’s bar, restaurant and hotel scene, has undergone a major refurbishment to further cement its position as Scotland’s number one destination for food, drink and entertainment. The George Street venue – which includes an award-winning boutique hotel – has had an impressive £500,000 makeover of its ground floor…

This latest Edinburgh restaurant venture was brought to life by Des McDonald, the prolific London restauranteur and and ex-CEO of Caprice Holdings (owners of amongst others, the Ivy, J Sheekey and Scott’s).  Mr McDonald has a dual life of creating his own restaurants including his very first called Vintage Salt and also working as a…

When we go home to visit family in the Carse of Gowrie we don’t usually make it as far as Perth for a bite to eat.  But when we do, Duo restaurant is usually first on our list.  We’ve visited Duo a few times over the last couple of years and love its eclectic Mediterranean…