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From Island to Plate: North Ronaldsay Mutton, Scotland’s First Presidium

From Island to Plate: North Ronaldsay Mutton, Scotland’s First Presidium

Never was there a hardier wee breed than the North Ronaldsay sheep! One of the oldest sheep breeds in Northern Europe and among the most rare in the world, this iconic flock thrives on the island shoreline, hence their sobriquet
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Tales from the Seashore

Tales from the Seashore

As we emerge from lockdown we shall be able to travel the highways and byways again, visiting fabulous members, friends and familymaking up for lost time. But I think all of us, to some extent, have made discoveries over this
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A Scottish Taste Adventure!

A Scottish Taste Adventure!

In advance of your Scottish Food Guide newsletter arriving in your mailbox in the next few days, here’s an event that may interest you or your friends. Given the buzz words of the moment are #collaborative #virtual and #foodtourism, Brenda
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Scottish Food Guide Charter goes Live!

Scottish Food Guide Charter goes Live!

To see Scottish Food Guide Charter please click here With a career in food and food tourism spanning over thirty years, certain things really stick in my craw! One such morsel is the ubiquitous use of ‘local’ food when there
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Shopping: A Breath of Fresh Air & the Whiff of the Food!

Shopping: A Breath of Fresh Air & the Whiff of the Food!

We grow vegetables in our little kitchen garden but we are also most definitely thankful for our local farm shops! Currently our lives consist of collecting a dairy order and vegetables, our freezer keeping our spirits up with a good
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Shipping, Shopping & Spoots!

Shipping, Shopping & Spoots!

This morning brings a new layer of chaos as we approach Christmas. What will historians write in years to come? What will I be writing in weeks to come? I am going to stick with food systems and families today.
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Local, Local, Local!

Local, Local, Local!

When seeking property, location location location is drilled into us. Now, in our new world, it is local being similarly touted. Of course there are those of us who have followed this mantra all their lives but we also know it is
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Re-launched website for Scottish Food Guide & Women in Tourism Award

Re-launched website for Scottish Food Guide & Women in Tourism Award

Women in Tourism Award I was absolutely delighted to receive some super news this week – the results of a public campaign to find the Top 100 Women In Tourism were published and I’m thrilled to share that along with another
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Terra Madre 2020 brings you the World of Food

Terra Madre 2020 brings you the World of Food

Slow Food’s Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre may not be happening in the usual way in Torino this year but no pandemic was ever going to stop the course of true food and Terra Madre has emerged as an
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Open All Hours!

Open All Hours!

We emerge, traveling hopefully, optimistically; realistically acknowledging the world is different but forging on. Such is the hospitality industry. Right? Many of our friends have worked harder than they ever thought possible and my respect runs forever deep. Many have
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Lead the way…and learn lessons for Mother Earth

Lead the way…and learn lessons for Mother Earth

I could rant about the recent litter-strewn beaches and countryside, the unmentionable trash and the resulting injured animals, or nurse my wrath at the handful of vandals who have even invaded kitchen gardens this week…but I won’t. It is a
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Food Politics

Food Politics

Food has never been more political. Well, perhaps an exaggeration when I think of the Irish potato famine and the French revolutionbut nevertheless food is definitely headlining right now. Brexit (remember that?) has raised its head with the Agriculture Bill
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