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…

    If you are planning on visiting Edinburgh in 2015, feel free to email us and hopefully we can help with a few recommendations for places to eat out in the capital. We often find it so difficult when visiting foreign shores, with so many options available and so little time to make the right…

A visit to the Hydro to see James in concert and a wee overnight stay in Glasgow wouldn’t be complete without a pre-concert bite to eat so we took to twitter to find out “the place to dine in Glasgow” The Gannet at 1155 Argyll Street was one of a number of recommendations and so after reading…

Boys Eat Scotland review of dinner at Contini Cannonball, at Cannonball House on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. After a cry for help on Twitter for suggestions on where to dine in Edinburgh at short notice on a Saturday night, a very nice person from Contini Cannonball kindly offered us a table in their new restaurant.  This…