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Restaurant review: Dornoch Castle Hotel

May 26, 2018

Dornoch Castle Hotel is one of Sutherland’s landmark buildings and sits in a prime spot opposite the 17th-Century cathedral once at the centre of a media storm after pop singer Madonna – then at the height of her fame – and film director Guy Ritchie had their baby Rocco christened there 18 years ago.

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An early taste of summer with these delicious elderflower recipes

April 17, 2018

For centuries the traditional sign that summer has arrived is the eruption of the creamy frothy elderflower in the hedgerow. This ancient plant is synonymous with the magic and mystery of nature as bumble bees hum around the saucer-sized blossoms rich with pollen, packing their baskets with yellow gold as they have done for time immemorial, ready to transform it into sweet, sticky honey.

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RECIPES: Be a star, bake a cake

April 1, 2018

Families, friends and colleagues are being encouraged to take part in the Be a Star, Bake a Cake campaign which supports Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in April.

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Restaurant review: A darling by the sea

March 31, 2018

“Anchors away!” is usually the cry that signals a safe and welcoming haven for ships at sea, but we bumped into not one but two anchors on sentry duty just inside the entrance to The Silver Darling restaurant at Aberdeen Harbour.

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Cosy bistro offers a tasty alternative

March 17, 2018

So many more cafes are now expanding and opening up in the evenings with many trying to do something just a little different, which is a great sign. Kirk View Cafe & Bistro on Union Terrace has just celebrated its first year of trading and is now running theme nights as well as afternoon teas and pre-theatre meals. The cafe states on its website that it is a family-run business that sources local ingredients, so myself and some friends were eager to try it out.

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Read all about it at Chapter One

March 10, 2018

Now and again we enjoy a trip to Inverurie on a Saturday. They have a plethora of independent shops where you can pick up something different, and with a few birthdays coming up I managed to purchase them quite quickly so we had plenty of time to fit in some lunch before heading back to Aberdeen.

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Welcome to the area, neighbour

February 26, 2018

I have been a resident of the Mid Stocket area of Aberdeen for a number of years, and while it’s a great spot to live with plenty of amenities, one thing it does lack is a variety of restaurants and bars.