How to drink Whisky

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How to drink whisky

Do you need advice on the best way to appreciate whisky?  Have you always thought it looks like a good idea but you are confused about the dos and don’ts of whisky-drinking.  Here’s a fascinating article to help you.  It reminds us all that, as with most things in life, it’s not about etiquette or snobbishness,  it’s all about your personal preference.  5 Myth-Busting Ways to Improve Your Whisky Drinking

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Your Guide to the Highland Games in Scotland in 2014

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Your Guide to the Highland Games in Scotland in 2014

With a bit of planning and co-ordination you could spend your entire holiday attending Highland Games in Scotland in 2014.  In the summer months there’s an event happening most weekend somewhere in Scotland and the spectacle is worth a visit at least once on your holiday.  Highland Games are a great family event celebrating the culture of Scotland with sport, music and dance.  The event can vary in size from a ...

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10 Favourite Eating Places in Inverness

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It’s been a struggle to pick 10 favourite eating places in Inverness as I could easily have suggested another 10.  Admittedly a couple are just outside Inverness but well worth the journey and clearly we are spoilt for choice.

1. Rocpool Restaurant – it remains my favourite of all since it never disappoints.  It’s a modern Inverness brasserie on the banks of the River Ness with a lively atmosphere, exceptional food and attentive service.  Reservations are recommended.

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Highland Weddings

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Highland Weddings

You may already have received your share of wedding invitations for the coming year.  As well as deciding what on earth to wear and what to buy as a wedding gift, you may well also need to find some wedding accommodation to make the most of your stay.  As weddings have changed over the years from the traditional church service followed by a reception in a hotel, they can now be quite self-contained with the wedding service, reception and dance all taking place ...

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New Breakfast Menu Launched

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As promised our new breakfast menu is launched today.  There’s nothing like a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day and here there’s a great selection, whether you’re looking for traditional or healthy.  The new menu features the old favourites plus more options for vegetarian breakfasts and more information on the source of our food.  All the hot choices are cooked freshly to order and you don’t have to choose your breakfast the night before but order at the ...

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5 Essential Items You Need on Your Scottish Vacation

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It may seem obvious to many but I thought I’d let you know the 5 essential items I think you need on your Scottish vacation.  If it’s the first time you’ve had a holiday in Scotland here are a few tips.

1. Camera

I’m sure it’s first on your list where-ever you travel, but just in case you didn’t know the scenery in Scotland it’s amongst the best in the world.  Whatever technology you prefer you will find yourself grabbing it at ...

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Easter in Inverness

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Easter in Inverness

For some Easter is an important religious festival and for some it’s a holiday and an excuse to eat chocolate.  Whatever your beliefs it’s an opportunity to spend time with family and enjoy the slightly warmer temperatures.  Here in Inverness it marks the start of the tourist season when many of the attractions and places of interest open their doors to the public or extend their opening times for larger numbers of visitors.

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Cruise on Loch Ness

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Cruise on Loch Ness – a fabulous way to go monster hunting

As the clocks change to British Summer Time this weekend it marks the start of the new season for many tourist attractions. Although open 12 months of the year Jacobite Cruises start their summer schedule this month with more trips scheduled and more places to start the tour.  You don’t need to have your own transport to get to Loch Ness ...

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Bed and Breakfast or Hotel?

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Bed and Breakfast or Hotel – which is best?

Choosing the right place to stay is a key step to planning a great vacation.  Studies show that availability of amenities such as  free Wi-Fi and parking greatly influence traveller’s booking decisions.  Excellent service also tops the list.

For travellers seeking local character, genuine hospitality, and free perks such as homemade breakfasts and snacks, a B&B is the way to go. Where a hotel will often charge or suggest a hefty tip for ...

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Highland Whisky Distilleries

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Highland Whisky Distilleries – just a glimpse of the vast whisky heritage in Scotland.

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Maybe because it is the largest geographical area, the Highlands is the hardest Whisky region to pin down stylistically. For this reason it is easiest not to consider the Highlands as one large are, but as 4 smaller and much more distinct ones.

North-Highland malts tend to be light bodied, delicate whiskies with complex aromas and a dryish finish sometimes spicy, ...

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