Rain lashed down, pelting our roof like hailstones on concrete. The wind was no better, howling like a pack of wolves galloping through the sand dunes behind us.
food and drink
I’m suffering from a serious case of hanging-basket envy.
There is a man in Bangladesh who must wonder from time to time what became of his old rickshaw, which used to lurch around the streets of capital Dhaka to earn a crust.
On a recent trip from the Highlands to Aberdeen, we decided to break up the journey with a spot of lunch in Nairn.
The newly opened Uig Sands on Lewis markets itself as a restaurant with a view.
Fishing fans turned out in their thousands over the weekend for a major event celebrating one of Peterhead’s most valuable industries.
It was the penultimate night of the school summer holidays and we decided to take the kids out for one last hurrah.
In Admiral Lord Nelson’s Navy, a captain was not only judged on his fighting ability in savage sea battles of the time, but also on how good a table he kept.
When the sun shines and the clouds part, nowhere on Earth comes close to matching the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands.
Figment hasn’t even been open a year yet and already won Best of Aberdeen at the Scottish Cafe Awards.
Food and drink enthusiasts turned out in droves this weekend for Elgin’s ninth annual celebration of local produce.
Fully paid up member of the Nosey Parker Club (NPC) that’s me.
For years, each time I’ve driven along the A9 past Pitlochry, the sight of the grand Atholl Palace Hotel standing high above the town has made me utter the following sentence:
Local producers and their stories will play a key role this year and one duo in particular are looking forward to setting up temporary home in the new Turriff pavilion.
A pair of north-east brothers have been given permission to transform a disused quarry into a whisky tourist destination.
Organisers of the north-east's biggest agricultural show are promising visitors a taste of something new this year.
Nature laid on a perfect feast for our journey from Aberdeen to Douneside House on Royal Deeside for dinner in a former country mansion.
July is the ideal month to get your hands on courgettes – they’re very easy to grow as they basically look after themselves.
Under blue skies I was gazing upon a seductively curved bay with small yachts bobbing in the harbour.
A popular food festival will take over the Granite City next week.
Food plays a huge role in the annual Scottish Game Fair, which takes place in the grounds of Scone Palace from July 5-7.
We had hired a cosy cottage overlooking glorious Staffin beach with the intention of discovering some of the beautiful walks in and around Skye.
A new food and drink pavilion will be introduced at this year’s Turriff Show after £70,000 of investment.
Shakshouka is a traditional North African dish made with fresh eggs, tomato, onions and peppers, but it’s often associated with Middle East cuisine.
Nothing quite says summer like fresh berries – one of my favourite ingredients for desserts.
I have a new favourite beauty spot in the north-east. I’d heard people speak very highly of Newburgh beach but despite having lived in Aberdeen for the best part of 20 years, I had never been.
Taste of Grampian takes place today for the 20th time.
Thousands are expected to descend on Thainstone today to enjoy all the delights on offer at this year’s Taste of Grampian. Can’t make it? Follow all the action in our live blog below.
Tourism chiefs have hailed Taste of Grampian for generating more than £40 million for the north-east since it was first launched.
Saturday will be a red letter diary day for thousands as they make their way to the Thainstone Centre in Inverurie for the 20th annual Taste of Grampian Food and Drink Festival.
It might be famous for food and drink, but the Taste of Grampian has more to offer petrol-heads than you might expect.