Posts for food and drink

chocolatier Jamie Hutcheon Aberdeen Cocoa Ooze

Chocolate: The Sweet Taste of Success

Thursday 18th Jun 2015

We’re looking to the future as part of the Year of Food and Drink, so who better to catch up with than Jamie Hutcheon, the winner of the Young Talent category of the Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards 2015? Jamie, owner and Head Chocolatier at Cocoa Ooze in Aberdeen, beat off some serious competition […]

distillery, caol ila, whisky, Islay, malt

Guest post: Islay Whisky

Thursday 28th May 2015

Islay is most well-known for its whisky, so we couldn’t leave the island without learning a bit more. Guest writer, Rachael MacNeill has given us her inside view. Islay – the island of great spirit My time is taken up with two projects: Whisky For Girls and Wild and Magic Islay. host Whisky Tastings, Whisky […]

Bowmore, Round Church, Islay, Main Street

Guest post: My Islay

Wednesday 13th May 2015

Islay, one of Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, is world renowned for its wildlife, weather and whisky. It can become a very personal place for many, including our guest writer, graphic designer and curious explorer, Ali Campbell. Islay – From Childhood, Forever. Islay has always been a place that I have been drawn to. The seeds of […]

Interview: Glengoyne Distillery

Wednesday 18th Mar 2015

As March is all about breweries and distilleries in The Year of Food and Drink, who better than the lovely folk at Glengoyne Distillery to talk to us about all things whisky?  Located in idyllic surroundings just 14 miles north of Glasgow, Glengoyne is home to the slowest distillation process in Scotland and is a […]

16 Farms Shops Loved by Locals

Tuesday 3rd Mar 2015

If you’re planning a self-catering stay in Scotland this year what could be better than recommendations from locals?  As it’s The Year of Food and Drink in Scotland, we asked EmbraceScotland holiday home owners which farm shops they suggest to their guests.  Here are 16 farm shops across Scotland that are loved by locals; sample some […]

#TasteYeBack Round-Up

Monday 14th Oct 2013

EmbraceScotland’s foodie outdoor self-catering trip has come to an end but we’re delighted to read the activity-packed reports still coming in.  We certainly had a wonderful time and hope that everyone who attended, bloggers or otherwise, enjoyed it as much as we did. Celebrating Scotland Embrace Scotland hosted an event in October to celebrate Scotland’s […]

Spotlight on Crail

Thursday 6th Jun 2013

The scenic East Neuk of Fife is home to some beautiful seaside villages, such as the picturesque village of Crail.  As part of our focus on Fife this month, we have interviewed Susan McNaughton, social media manager for the Crail Food Festival and owner of Sandcastle Cottage, to find out her top tips for visiting Crail […]

Scottish Food & Drink: Experience Scotland’s local flavours

Thursday 17th Jun 2010

Are you a Foodie? When on holiday, do you love to go to the local farmer’s market ? Whether you eat out in a restaurant or prepare a gourmet meal in the fully equipped kitchen of your self-catering cottage, high-quality food is the key ingredient of any trip, and can make the difference between a […]