The Scottish Highlands

Grant Arms Hotel

One ‘word’ admirably sums up the Grant Arms Hotel in Grantown-on-Spey – WYSIWYG: What you see is what you get. There are no pretensions here, just the welcoming and quiet efficiency of a mainstream 3-star Gold hotel and restaurant.

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Isle of Eriska Restaurant

Head chef Ross Stovold has a lot to answer for as far as I am concerned. The former top man at Michelin-starred Alimentum in Cambridge has brought his Michelin magic to the Isle of Eriska restaurant, within the family owned hotel sitting on its very own Scottish island.

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Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club

Peter is the genius behind the clubhouse vegetable soup apparently. “the splash of curry powder is the secret” he whispers to me as he shows me the way to Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club first tee. Just as well he did, as these links courses can be tricky to navigate, and getting lost on the way […]

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Isle of Eriska Hotel

It was late, and we were sitting in the bar with a night cap when a waiter walked by armed with a jug of milk and some bread crumbs. Strange after dinner order I thought, so I followed him. He opened the back door and left them out on the step. Even stranger, must be for a very special guest. “For our badgers” the waiter told me after seeing my perplexed stare. It seems at the Isle of Eriska Hotel even the badgers are well looked after.

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Scotland’s whisky festivals

There’s no better time to head for the Scottish Highlands and Islands than May, especially for lovers of a wee dram. This most picturesque region of the country boats a pair of fine distillery trails where some of the world’s greatest malts emerge from the pot stills as liquid gold.

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Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Tom Watson once said of Royal Dornoch that it was ‘the most fun I’ve ever had on a golf course’. well, it might be Ok for Tom to go there and ‘have fun’, but for me it was quite simply a religious experience.

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