Kingussie is probably one of my favourite places reachable by a short train journey from Inverness. The town has just about everything you need, and there’s a fab circular walk that I did a couple of years ago, (photos here). There’s also a big sense of community spirit there, which is evidenced by the way the…
In the heart of Nairnshire (which is but a hop skip and a jump away from Inverness) sits Househill Cafe and Farm Shop which prioritises using local produce on the menu. We’ve visited a few times, and it does seem to be one of those places that is a bit of an undiscovered gem. On…
At the weekend I was able to be a local tourist courtesy of NTS Scotland, and visited their nearest property to Inverness – Culloden Battlefield! Having recently been to Brodie Castle, I was excited to spend some time getting immersed in such a infamous period of Scottish history.
I’m continuing on with my Orcadian adventures today – I hopped over on another ferry, to Shapinsay for an afternoon to meet with Glynis Leslie – owner of the popular Orkney Isle Preserves.
In the second part of my Westray foodie series today, I’ll be sharing more about the couple below who run not one but two businesses in Pierowall, Westray.
During our Orcadian holiday, we not only explored the mainland, but ventured off to Westray, one of the most northerly Orkney Isles, for a whole day of foodie and scenery exploration!
Last week I posted about our trip to Caorunn Gin Distillery and Le Petit Gourmand in the Speyside area, but I omitted to include some other snaps I took of sights spotted along the A95! So here’s a little postcard set of of pictures taking in the incredible autumn weather we’ve been having up here….
Following our brilliant trip to Caorunn Distillery last week, in which we enjoyed a deconstructed nosing and tasting session, we took a drive east along the A95 to Aberlour for lunch and patisserie at Le Petit Gourmand.
A couple of years ago, I had the good pleasure of going to a gin tasting which included my first taste of Caorunn gin. Since then, Caorunn has been my gin of choice when out for dinner or drinks, or in at home for a Friday night with friends. I found out recently that Caorunn…
National Trust properties in the north of Scotland are fewer than in the rest of the country, but when National Trust Scotland asked if I’d like to explore a couple of NTS properties close to home, I gladly accepted the invitation and chose to head east to Brodie Castle!