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We are staying in Dufftown, Banffshire. The town is between Mortlach and Craighellachie.
There is certainly a Canadian connection. Sir Mount Stephen was born here. He was one of the Scots who funded the CPR giving names to towns across Canada. They were either homesick Scots or didin't have any imagination! ....Interesting facts, Mortlach here is twinned ...
... the indigenous love of spirits is the food
it generates. It's all a bit of a Foodies paradise. Some great food brands had
their genesis in these parts. Baxters Foods, Walkers Shortbread, Glenfiddich
whisky and the list goes on. It is truly Scotland's larder. Oh and yes, whisky
is a food for those who might have been confused most all of them were or still
are, family businesses being run by the 3rd, 4th or even 5th generations.
Baxters is a case in ...
... in Ireland and Bushmills in Northern Ireland. Now that I am in the Scottish Highlands there are a plethora of single malt distilleries to choose from.
While on the Isle of Skye we visit the Talisker Distillery. Like other distillers in this western island region, their whisky has a very distinctive peat flavor. Being in a bay along the coastline, their peat is ...
We checked into Hay Lodge Bed & Breakfast in Nairn (lovely B&B), strolled past The Bandstand and The Toorie, walked about (and played on) Leisure Park, had dinner at the Aurora Hotel, drinks at The Classroom and Havelock House...lovely ...
... as it is up here I simply cannot even let the bike go as it will be blown over within seconds. The conditions are simply unbelievable.
Visor wiped and off I head yet again to tackle the storm. There ahead of me I can just about see two tracks in the snow which I presume is the road. Anyone riding a motorcycle up here in these conditions must be totally off their head and for sure that is me!! I have often been told by many people I am mad ...