The Talisker Chicken

Outside the Talisker distillery there is a hut that sells good coffee and tray bakes. This morning, having driven up from Fort William…

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What Would Nairn Have Thought

  One of the great post-war writers on architecture and the built environment was Ian Nairn. He was passionate, idiosyncratic, and angry, especially…

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How Much Will You Pay

How much are you willing to pay for your whisky? How much extra are you willing to pay for an incremental gain in…

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In the Centre of Oban

I’m sitting, overlooking the harbour eating fish and chips. In front of me a heron gull is perched on a railing and I…

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Standing Stones

These standing stones at Glengorm are just a few miles away from Tobermory distillery. Mull as an island is rich in standing stones…

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BC LCLB guns for SMWS

  Like most visitors to Vancouver I have walked round Gastown, the oldest part of the city, and taken a picture of the…

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The Black Market

It was a dark and cloudy November night in 1945 when Rueben Martirosoff took a telephone call at home.  “I have to go…

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Kritz Not Pomeroy

I thought I was done with Jay Pomeroy but research is never neat and tidy and fully resolved. There are always threads left…

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