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Sunday lunch review: Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa

Treat yourself to a filling Sunday roast with sea views It was a bright sunny afternoon when we tried out the brand new Sunday lunch concept at the Craigleith Restaurant within the Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa in North Berwick. We settled down at our table overlooking the West Links Golf Course and the Firth

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Food Review: Sail away with Scotts at Largs

Full steam ahead with seafood at Scotts A trip on the Lexus Lady to try out some appetising food from Scotts was a real treat. But first a bit of background. Scotts bars and restaurants are a firm favourite amongst weekend sailors. They operate in both Largs and Troon marinas, and will soon be opening another

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Event Preview: Best of The West Festival, Inverary

There’s no risk of festive-goers going hungry at this weekends Best Of The West Festival (BOWFest) – the family-friendly festival held in the grounds of the magnificent Inveraray Castle from 8-10th September 2017. That’s because its popular Food Tent is jam-packed this year with a whole host of delicious delicacies from Argyllshire, including: Winston Churchill

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Food News: Smashburger opens 5th UK venue

US Smash heads to Glasgow We haven't tried Smashburger yet, but will be sorting that out in no time at all when they open their first restaurant in Scotland this October (and fifth UK restaurant) on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow City Centre. Smashburger tell us that they use 100% British Red Tractor Assured beef which

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News: Launch of Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight

SCOTTISH FOOD AND DRINK FORTNIGHT LAUNCHED IN STYLE We joined the launch of Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, the nationwide event which supports, promotes and champions Scotland’s produce and the people who grow, make, cook and sell it.  The launch was held at  Barras Art and Design (BaaD) and A’Challtainn restaurant, Glasgow’s exciting new eating,

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News: Launch for One Planet Picnic

Keep Scotland Beautiful - One Planet Picnic Chef Fred Berkmiller today launched Keep Scotland Beautiful’s One Planet Picnic encouraging the nation to engage with and discover local producers. The project challenges people of all ages to host a ‘One Planet Picnic’ using local and sustainable ingredients. Last year, over 9,000 Scots enjoyed their very own

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News: The Plumpy Duck opens in Howwood

The Plumpy Duck is new on the bill at the Bowfield Hotel Unlike the pun above, the new restaurant as The Bowfield Hotel & Country Club in Howwood, Renfewshire sounds great. A new restaurant called The Plumpy Duck has opened for business as part of a £1.5million redevelopment programme which also includes The Stables Bar.

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Ardnamurchan whisky comes of age

First Ardnamurchan spirit becomes whisky This week sees the first of Ardnamurchan Distillery spirit officially becoming whisky. Three years after the Ardnamurchan Distillery laid down the first cask of its award-winning spirit. Spirit has to mature in oak casks for a minimum of three years in Scotland before it can be called Scotch whisky. Alex

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Hilton Garden Inn’s new ReCESS restaurant

Last night we ventured down to the Clydeside to sample some dishes at the Hilton Garden Inn’s newly renovated restaurant, ReCESS. Located beside the SSE Hydro, Admadillo and SEC, as well as the river Clyde. This is a top spot that can get ignored in the rush to go city centre or nearby Finnieston. The

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Accommodation: Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel, Aberfoyle

Just 40 mins from Glasgow, but a world away in relaxation, is Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa, on the outskirts of Aberfoyle on the shore of Loch Ard.  I was invited to stay to see all the improvements after a £3.5m investment (we had previously stayed here in 2015). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1jQfFJBmoY   The hotel is