Old Pulteney distillery visit

I’ve already summarised my trip on the Kyle of Lochalsch line, and on the same trip I took a ride on the other branch of the North Highland Lines – to Wick (of which more in a future post). Other than travelling along a new stretch of track, my reason for visiting the town was to…

Fiddler's, Drumnadrochit

Fiddler’s Bar, Drumnadrochit – visit and review

During a recent trip to Scotland, I took the opportunity to drop in to The Fiddler’s Bar in Drumadrochit.  Run by Jon Beach, a chap I’d met at the fabulous Maltstock festival (you can read my write-up on that here, here and here), it’s somewhere I’ve been meaning to visit for a while. More than…

The Balvenie Masters of Craft 2013 Awards Ceremony

In these days of computerisation, it’s easy to overlook the true art of craft that takes place in many industries. I was fortunate enough to be invited to The Balvenie Masters of Craft 2013 Awards Ceremony at Somerset House last night. Now in its third year, the awards celebrate and recognise true masters of British…

Movember 2013 – I’m in!

The time has come! After spending the last few years in retail and being unable to take part, my new job sees me sat at a desk, so I can finally participate in Movember as a MoBro. What is Movember? Movember is a charity which raises funds through asking men (MoBros) to grow moustaches during…