Some say that we have passed the Tipping Point and that runaway global warming is now the inevitable consequence of the man-made climate change we have been witnessing in recent decades. If we are to avoid the unthinkable consequences of this, we must. Stop eating meat Stop deforestation stop using plastic stop poisoning our oceans stop using fossil fuels I can hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth already and can feel the breeze from thousands of hands being thrown in the a
The small Island of Stroma, a few miles off the Caithness coast to the North of John O’ Groats had a few natural advantages when it came to unofficial whisky distillation back in the 19th century. From Norse times, a few hundred hardy souls populated Stroma, with its particularly harsh environment but the island was finally abandoned when the final human inhabitant left in 1997. Any visits to the island by the Excise Man, or other officialdom could be readily spotted in advan
A hip-flask is clearly a very useful device and its purpose requires little explanation. It is especially useful at weddings and other social events. Mine, however, sees most action during rugby internationals at Murrayfield or wherever else Scotland may be playing. I often find myself in a dilemma as to what to fill my hip-flask with. I know the answer is whisky but it’s never quite that straightforward. Should it be a good blend or a fine single malt? I can think of no good
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