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  • Ken Hanley is a whisky 'ambassador' and top guide in Scotland.
    How I went from whisky-phobe to whisky-file in one wee week in Scotland
    One wee week in Scotland, during its currentYear of Food and Drink, swirled me from whisk(e)y-phobe to Scotch whisky-file.I'd tasted only a dram or so ere Scotland this month: In India (!), when my doctor had warned me against the water, even...
  • Loch Ness Monster: New video, new proof? Don't hold your breath!
    Loch Ness Monster caught on video deemed 'best proof yet,' really? (Video)
    Some are suggesting this latest Loch Ness Monster video is amazing proof of a creature living in the deep dark waters of Loch Ness. This video claims to capture a hump of Nessie after it emerged from the cold Loch Ness waters. The creature was on...
  • 'Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking' by Mark Will-Weber
    U.S. Presidents loved their Scotch
    American Presidents loved their Scotch whisky (whiskey to us in U.S.), according to a new exhibit at the National Archives, and a new book. So let's toast to:"Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History", now being served up at...
  • Hotel du Vin: classic Victorian ambiance in a leafy suburb of Glasgow
    Hotel du Vin: classic Victorian ambiance in a leafy suburb of Glasgow
    Five honey-colored Victorian townhouses joined at the hip make up the 49-room Hotel Du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow’s leafy West End suburb.A complimentary whisky awaited me in a cozy sitting room opposite twin reception desks at...
  •  UFO filmed over Loch Lomond in Scotland
    UFO filmed over Loch Lomond in Scotland
    It seems as of late that YouTube is a good and popular place to upload UFO videos or watch them yourself. According to the Feb. 6 and Feb. 7 reports from The Press and Journal and Unexplained Mysteries, a UFO was filmed in Scotland. It was exactly...
  • Chef Eric McBride will be doing Celtic Food Demonstrations at the Queen Mary's annual ScotsFestival
    Queen Mary's upcoming ScotsFestival to feature Celtic food demonstrations
    Coming up on February 14 and 15, the Queen Mary's ScotsFestival and International Highland Games this year is providing a culinary feast for all. In addition to the Burns Night Supper and all the Scottish and Celtic Food vendors, this year the...
  • Kai finds a new home: Dog dumped at train station with suitcase has a new owner!
    Kai finds a home: New digs for dog left in train station after scam backfires
    Do you remember the sad photo of the abandoned dog tied to the handrail at a train station with a suitcase sitting next to him? That photo was posted online last month of Kai the dog after he was the victim of an Internet sale gone bad. The poor...
  • Man shares story of seeing Bigfoot after a decade
    Man shares story of seeing Bigfoot after a decade
    Sometimes you just have to get things off your chest and recently a man in Scotland did just that. According to the Jan. 30 report from The Courier and the Feb. 2 report from Unexplained Mysteries, a Scottish man believes that he saw Bigfoot. The...
  • Rare cup found in Scotland
    Metal detecting finds large collection of Viking artifacts
    We’ve all seen them. Those people on beaches, in parks and anywhere we’re relaxing. They’re all across America. They carry their metal detector and invade grassy areas, the water and even rocks. They’re searching for lost...
  • New species of sea monster discovered in Scotland
    New species of sea monster discovered in Scotland
    While the true nature of the loch ness monster has yet to be determined, it has become apparent that Scotland was once home to numerous sea monsters, including a new species that swam its ancient seas some 170 million years ago. The creature, said...
  • First Scots ichthyosaur discovered on Isle of Skye
    First Scots ichthyosaur discovered on Isle of Skye
    Dr. Steve Brusatte, of the University of Edinburgh's School of GeoSciences, and colleagues have identified a new species of ichthyosaur based on partial skeleton pieces that have been revealed over the last 56 years. The discovery was...
  • Dog with suitcase abandoned in train station a victim of bait and switch!
    Abandoned dog with suitcase: Woman abandoned dog after scam of bait and switch
    The poor dog that made headlines around the world this weekend after he was found abandoned in a train station was discovered to be part of a bait and switch scam. The dog has since been identified by the woman, Fin Rayner, who left the pooch tied...
  • Abandoned dog with suitcase: Woman dishes on scam, and why she abandoned the dog
    Abandoned dog with suitcase: Woman dishes on scam, and why she abandoned the dog
    A dog abandoned at a Scottish train station – tied up to a railing with a suitcase full of his belongings – has pulled in international attention and hundreds of donations from animal well wishers. The deserted Shar-Pei crossbreed now...
  • Dog abandoned with suitcase at Ayr, Scotland train station
    Dog abandoned with suitcase at Ayr, Scotland train station
    A medium sized mutt was discovered tied to a railing outside the Ayr, Scotland train station. The dog appeared to be abandoned along with a suitcase containing a dog bowl, a dog toy, dog food, and a pillow.According to Sky News on Jan 6., the pup...
  • Shar Pei deserted at Scottish train depot
    Shar Pei deserted at Scottish train depot
    Scottish police are searching for the person(s) who abandoned a male shar-pei at the Ayr railroad station on January 2nd. The dog was found tethered to a banister, along with a suitcase containing his food,dish, toys and pillow.According to...