I have been fortunate enough to spend a great deal of time in Scotland. My ancestors came from Moray in the northeast, so the country has always seemed like my second home.
12 Days in Scotland: A recommended itinerary from the Andrew Harper Travel Office.
The Isle of Islay (pronounced EYE-lah), the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides, is home to eight distilleries that produce immensely complex and appealing single malt whiskies. Islay’s malts are known for two things: their peaty smokiness, and a distinctive marine tang. Before being distilled, their malted barley is carefully smoked over a peat fire, and afterward, many of...
Once the sadly neglected relic of a rich industrial past, Glasgow is now a thriving center of culture.
On our previous visit to Scotland in 2007, we drove from Edinburgh through the central and northeast Highlands. This time, we chose to follow an itinerary around the western Highlands to renew our acquaintance with the region’s brooding peaks, deep glacial valleys and magical coastline. We decided that we would begin, however, by fulfilling a long-held ambition to sail on the ...
All of the country house hotels on our journey had fine restaurants, which diminished the incentive to eat out. Nonetheless, here are four places that added greatly to the pleasure of our trip.
A classic malt that represents the soul of this famous distillery. It is Islay in a bottle: sea salt, peat smoke and a not-unpleasant seaweed tang.
As the Scots are fond of saying, “If you like all four seasons, you’ll love a day in Scotland.” This is not an overstatement, as conditions can vary dramatically in the course of a few minutes from hot sun to pelting hailstorm.