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Where Is The £1m Lost Off The Coast Of Eriskay, Outer Hebrides?

Where Is The £1m Lost Off The Coast Of Eriskay, Outer Hebrides?

Eriskay is one of the Outer Hebrides islands, sitting in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Scotland between South Uist and Barra. The population of the island has for many years sat around the 140 to 180 mark, being only 2 ½ miles by 1½ miles in dimension. The island has many claims to fame, the traditional Hebridean song, the Eriskay Love Lilt, the Eriskay pony and the Eriskay…

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Leith, Edinburgh What’s Going On?

Leith, Edinburgh What’s Going On?

Is it something to do with the fact that Leith was named as one of the UK’s top Hipster hotspots? (Zoopla research, c/o Edinburgh Evening News)? The Port of Leith Whisky Distillery has already hit the headlines locally with ambitions to gain exposure around the world. Leith is Edinburgh’s Port and was once the hub of today’s biggest names in whisky for Johnnie Walker, Famous Grouse,…

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Let’s Do Lunch! Business Lunch, Buzziness Lunch or a Scottish Lunch?

Let’s Do Lunch! Business Lunch, Buzziness Lunch or a Scottish Lunch?

I read with interest this morning about a person I know who works both in Paris and Silicon Valley and he was recounting the vast cultural difference between a business lunch in each city. The languid nature of a “business” lunch in Paris that may go on all afternoon and into the early hours of the morning, sometimes touching on business, often passed over with in-depth conversations around the benefits…

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Peace, Love and a Lunch Date with Whisky

Peace, Love and a Lunch Date with Whisky

Today I was taken out for a business lunch at Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Restaurant. As I’m sure you know, it’s an environment that provides a glimpse at those who think nothing of investing in a pair of Elie Saab sunglasses (£900) or a Roksanda midi skirt (£925). Both of which would suit my daughter better than me (and she can dream on!) Edinburgh’s home of the…

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John Gets his Oats

John Gets his Oats

Firemore Beach, Inverasdale, Loch Ewe, Scottish Highlands John Gets his Oats - it makes the whisky mash easier to manage. He had settled into highland life with James and Leslie fairly quickly; built like a small barn John’s initial jobs came from James. Hiking across the moors in early spring, following sheep paths to find birthing ewes, to getting under the hood of the car to replace a fan…

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