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…

Skye – A foodies paradise. If you love good food and you’re planning a visit to Skye then you’re in for a real treat as the island has lots of great places to eat.  To help get the most from your visit we have pulled together our favourite ten restaurants and eateries for you to…

Here’s our list of our favourite top six meals enjoyed on our travels in Scotland in 2016: They are in no particular order except for Ullinish Lodge which was our best meal of 2016. (1) Ullinish Lodge – Isle of Skye – with Chef Calum Montgomery We enjoyed a fantastic 7-course feast in October at…

Lunch at The Mustard Seed in Inverness Our North Coast 500 road trip started off in beautiful Inverness and we were invited by the family owned Mustard Seed restaurant to come along and sample their popular lunch menu. Situated on the banks of the River Ness, this former church was bustling with happy diners on a…

Throughout August and September, ScotRail are running Summer Steam Train Trips from Edinburgh Waverley to Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders.  We turned back the clock on Sunday and let engine No 46100 Royal Scot take the strain as it puffed its way through the glorious Borders countryside.  We enjoyed a hearty breakfast on the way,…

Iain Burnett’s Highland Chocolatier: Exquisite Chocolates Made in Scotland The Highland Chocolatier is one of Scotland’s, sweetest hidden gems. Many tourists travel to Scotland for our exquisite food and drink. Whether you enjoy a tipple of luxury whiskies or would like to try something more traditional like haggis, the Scottish Highlands is full of wonderful…