Brora

18 Feb 19
A Student's words

    Along the beach I look for somewhere I Can sit and rest and watch the sea advance. Upon a rock I look into the sky So full of blue and white but when I glance Down at my feet a decomposing bird Lies broken and defeated. I recoil And move away, but it […]

16 Feb 19
earltown

Part I Baillie does not immediately come to mind when thinking of Highlanders who settled the forests of Northern Nova Scotia, yet they are a family at the root of many genealogies of the people of Earltown and West Branch.    Although the name appears among the clans of Scotland, family would be a more apt […]

16 Feb 19
lady Sarah's London

Why I love Hermes Epsom leather This is practically a heresy, but indulge me and read on.

15 Feb 19
Scottish Football Fixtures

Senior fixtures – Scottish Cup, Premiership, Championship, League One, League Two, Highland League, Lowland League, South Region Challenge Cup, East of Scotland League, King Cup, South of Scotland League, North Caledonian League

14 Feb 19
Alcohol And Aphorisms

Brora: Silent Stills: 18 Year (Scotland Highland Single Malt Whisky: 18 Year: 52.9% ABV) Visual: Pale gold. Very slow puckering forms into thin streaks from the spirit. Nose: Crushed rocks. Mild smoke and soot. Planed red wood. Lime hints. Barley. Water adds more rocks and grit. Soft apricot. More water keeps roughly the same. Body: […]

12 Feb 19
Daily Business

New experience: the former House of Fraser store will be restored and transformed   Diageo has confirmed plans to transform the former House of Fraser store in Edinburgh into a visitor experience for Johnnie Walker whisky that will include space for live music and other performance arts. The Edinburgh attraction at the western corner of…

Diageo confirms Johnnie Walker plan for Princes Street was originally published on Daily Business

12 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
WHISKY giants plan to turn one of Edinburgh’s most important landmark buildings into a Johnnie Walker visitor centre. Diageo want to create the global visitor experience for the world’s leading Scotch whisky brand as the focal point of their £150million investment into whisky tourism in the country. Diageo plan to open a Johnnie Walker centre in Edinburgh Proposal include stunning roof top bars overlooking Edinburgh Castle, a music venue and a bar academy, creating training and employment opportunities. They also hope to have a retail space. Plans for the exciting development have been formally submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council, setting out proposals for a seven floor visitor experience at 146 Princes Street – which was previously home to House of Fraser. It is projected that when fully operational the Johnie Walker centre will create between 160 and 180 jobs and generated around £135 million in tourism. David Cutter, Chairman of Diageo in Scotland, said: “We are incredibly excited to be able to submit our plans for the Johnnie Walker visitor experience in Edinburgh. They want to create a global visitor experience for the world’s leading Scotch whisky brand “The location is one of Edinburgh’s most exceptional landmark buildings and we plan to restore it to its former glory as a cornerstone of the city and a thriving part of its cultural and social life. “We have the most passionate and skilled whisky-makers in the world here in Scotland and we want to celebrate their craft and everything that is great about Scotland and whisky.” Scottish distilleries launch eight new limited edition Game of Thrones single malts named after Westeros’ warring families Cristina Diezhandino, Diageo Global Scotch Whisky Director, said: “Johnnie Walker is the leading international whisky brand, with truly global reach and we believe our plans will create a flagship attraction that will bring people to Scotland from the four corners of the world. “Our ambition is to create a visitor experience that will rank not only as one of the greatest whisky attractions of the world, but one of the greatest brand attractions in any industry, putting Scotland at the forefront of the global boom in experiential travel.” The drinks giants are also investing to transform its existing 12 distillery visitor attractions across Scotland, as well as reopening distilleries at Port Ellen and Brora. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS” posts_category=”30″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] We told how Diageo had launched a limited-edition collection of Game of Thrones malts – inspired by Westeros’ warring families. The whisky firm teamed up with HBO to celebrate the eighth and final series of the hugely popular TV series. The collection includes eight whiskies, each paired with one of the iconic Houses of Westeros and the Night’s Watch, giving fans an authentic taste of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond. The malts drop next Tuesday but are available to pre-order now from one of Diageo’s eight distilleries or Amazon. [bc_video video_id=”5844010100001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”A bottle of 60-year-old whisky, the Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 , has sold for a world record of almost £850,000″] We pay for your stories and videos! Do you have a story or video for The Scottish Sun? Email us at scoop@thesun.co.uk or call 0141 420 5200  
10 Feb 19
Playground Games

Key Stage One Playground Games in Brora #Key #Stage #One #Playground #Games #Brora https://t.co/bD9nF0ukyB Key Stage One Playground Games in Brora #Key #Stage #One #Playground #Games #Brora https://t.co/bD9nF0ukyB — Playground Games (@playgroundsgame) February 10, 2019 From https://playgroundsgames.tumblr.com/post/182716822259

10 Feb 19
Brora Adventures

While studying for a Certificate of Natural Sciences with The Open University, I learned that Scotland, the Highlands in particular, has popped up suddenly from the ocean by around 25 metres. I’ve often marvelled at the shoreline around Brora as you can clearly see the ridge that would have marked the ancient sea levels. You […]

07 Feb 19
Scottish Episcopal Church - Dornoch, Tain & Lairg

The Tain Youth Cafe YMCA has been celebrating its 25th Anniversary year. The final event in the year of celebration will be: A Thanksgiving service at the Tain Parish Church on Saturday 2nd March 2019 starting at 2 pm There will be refreshments and fellowship afterwards in the small hall. The Lord Lieutenant Mrs Janet […]

07 Feb 19
Brora Adventures

Some of these images were taken by Tina Lear

06 Feb 19
lady Sarah's London

It was one of those days, when only silk pyjamas would cut it. 

03 Feb 19
Scottish Football Fixtures

Senior fixtures – Premiership, Highland League, South of Scotland League, Jock Mackay Memorial Cup, SPFL Reserve League, British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS)

02 Feb 19
emmawri

By the time we get to January & February in the UK, I’m pretty fed up with Winter dressing but there are some style ‘rules’ that I tend to stick too, to get me through:

02 Feb 19
Calvinism and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

  Mr John Ball was the main general surgeon at the MacKinnon Memorial Hospital in Broadford, Isle of Skye.  His skill, kindness and winsome humanity should be the subject of another blog by another person.  Rural mythology said that the shore at Broadford was strewn with gall stones removed by John.  Such was his penchant […]