VE Day


Discovering the Second World War legacy of Douneside House

May 8, 2018

VE Day, which takes place this coming Tuesday, May 8, is a celebration for some, a bittersweet, painful memory for many, and a page from a school book for others, but at Aberdeenshire’s elegant Douneside House, Second World War history comes alive.

Food and Drink

Potatoes: the original superfood

May 5, 2015

Potato Pete may not be a name familiar to the younger generation, but for those who lived through World War II, he was a familiar cartoon character, introduced by the Ministry of Agriculture to encourage the population to eat home grown vegetables.