Wild venison: Healthy, sustainable and affordable

Sponsored Content – Croots Country Store   Cowal provides some of the best deer stalking in Scotland. So it’s natural that hunter, estate manager, shooting guide and farm shop owner Joe Croot has turned his expertise to spreading the virtues of eating wild venison.  ‘In every metric you can think of, eating wild venison is…

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Around the fire: A warming cocktail from Jack O’ Bryans

Known as much for its delicious seasonal cocktails as it’s amazing Iberian food with an Asian twist, Jack O’ Bryans in Dunfermline has created this decadent warming cocktail, reminiscent of sitting around the fire on a cold autumn day. The toasted marshmallow garnish adds a fantastic textural element to this warming drink which you can…

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Old whisky staves saved from landfill and upcycled into coasters

Meet the team saving old whisky staves from landfill by upcycling them into handmade coasters.  J Boult Designs has launched its latest creation, a handmade whisky coaster and glass gift set. The coasters are made using locally sourced whisky staves from oak barrels that once held the golden nectar of aged spirits. The wood itself…

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Lord Thurso chairs Institute of Hospitality

THE Institute of Hospitality (IoH) has named Lord Thurso as its incoming chair. Lord Thurso, who has served as chairman of VisitScotland since 2016, will take over from Surinder Arora, founder and chairman of the Arora Hotel Group. The institute plans to apply for royal chartered status in the spring. Lord Thurso said: “As a…

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Vegware appoints new boss as founder steps down

PLANT-BASED packaging maker Vegware has unveiled its new top team as the Edinburgh-based company’s founder stands down. Joe Frankel launched his business in 2006 and was joined by his sister, Lucy, in 2011. The company was bought last year by American packaging giant Novolex. Now, Joe is stepping back from the firm to make way…

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Roxy’s Coffee & Tea House in Oban launches baking book

ONE of Oban’s most famous cafés has launched its first baking book, Roxy’s Cake & Bake. Donna MacCulloch, owner of Roxy’s Coffee & Tea House, said: “Over the years of running Roxy’s with my husband, Archie, I’ve had customers asking me for my recipes and telling me that if I had a book they would…

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Lanarkshire butcher scoops UK title

A BUTCHER’S shop in North Lanarkshire has been crowned the “Best in Britain”. S Collins & Son in Muirhead was named as Britain’s best butcher’s shop shortly after winning the Scottish title for the fifth time. Its sirloin steak and black pudding were also named as the best in the country at the Q Guild…

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New craft beer range coming to Scots supermarkets

Lidl has launched an exclusive new Scottish craft beer range, Beinn Brewing, in partnership with long-standing supplier, Stewart Brewing. Crafted in homage to Scotland’s scenic landscape, the Beinn Brewing range consists of three tropical pale ales for spring-time sipping. The bold and bright beers – including a Citrus Belter, Tropical Trossachs and Beinn Hazy –…

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