Ahead of the Taste Local Awards on Wednesday 27th February, our guest contributor Natalie Bayfield gives this season’s self-catering guests plenty of time to consider their food shop during their stay. When staying in self-catering accommodation in Skye & Lochalsh it’s tempting to organise a big supermarket shop before you arrive – after all, then…

Scottish Hospitality Group, Signature Pubs, has announced the launch of Cold Town House, a new bar and brewery opening in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket this February.   Following a £4m investment, the former site of the Robertson Memorial Church has been transformed to create a 21st-century brewery, bar, restaurant and rooftop terrace. Complementing the original design of…

Caithness Chocolates and Mackintosh of Glendaveny have collaborated to make a new addition to their unique range of handmade Scottish chocolates using Scottish cold pressed rapeseed oil. Caithness Chocolates is an independent, multi award winning chocolate producer based near Wick. Their chocolates are freshly prepared and created by hand and feature a number of unique…

SCOTS URGED TO BACK CAMPAIGN FOR HAGGIS EMOJI Scots all over the UK are being called upon to support a campaign to bring Scotland’s national dish into the language of emojis. In what has been designated The Year of Haggis and with Burn’s Night merely days away, Scotland’s most awarded haggis makers, McCaskie Butchers, are…

Public House by Nico, Chef Nico Simeone’s much-anticipated new gastropub restaurant, is now open. Occupying a prime position at 333 Great Western Road in Glasgow, ‘Public House by Nico’ brings modern British gastropub cuisine to Glasgow’s West End, under the direction of Head Chef, Nico Simeone. Following in the success of his award-winning sister restaurants…

Chop House in Edinburgh has a well-deserved reputation for excellent steaks.  They work closely with their suppliers to make sure you get the best quality beef possible.  Next, their in-house dry-aging process keeps the meat at exactly the right temperature.  Time and charcoal grilling takes care of everything else. You can find a Chop House…