True Highlands Blog
THE COMMUNITY SPIRIT THAT IS OPENING THE DOORS TO NEW MEMBERS GlenWyvis Distillery is the UK’s first 100% community-owned distillery. Situated high on a hill above Dingwall, a small market town in the Scottish Highlands, the distillery is entirely powered by renewable energy.
The legend of Whisky Galore, of resourceful wartime islanders in a time of austerity, opportunistically salvaging whisky from a crashed cargo boat, is an iconic and enduring image of the Hebrides. But how much of the story is actually based in truth, and how accurate is its portrayal of the islands?
When people think of Italian cuisine or going out for an Indian or a Chinese takeaway, most have a distinct idea in their head of what exactly they are letting themselves in for. Scottish cuisine is however a bit harder to pin down. We are blessed with an abundance of fresh ingredients here and a long tradition of using locally sourced produce (often by necessity), so as we begin the Year of Food and Drink, we thought we would share a few thoughts about what it all means to us.