Wednesday, 12 August 2009
I was asked to pitch for some work at Scotland's latest marina, Portavadie recently.
After a spectacular two hour drive from Glasgow via Loch Lomond, Loch Long and Loch Fyne,you are there.
I had in my minds eye, a picture of a small new build development with various pontoons and some shops.
Well, how wrong could you be?
It is the most beautiful of structures over two main levels, designed and built locally and overlooking 230 berths.
I have absolutely no doubt it will become one of the most sought after destinations on the nautical calendar in the world.
The icing on the cake, I got the work and will be travelling there on a regular basis.
A couple of weeks ago, my sister company Stop Press Media, started a story around haggis
involving one of our clients catering company Grooms Scotland.
We had found out that Scotland's iconic dish was now selling more in England than Scotland and a story to that effect was put out on the news wires.
A well know food historian from south of the border claimed that references to "Haggas" were written up some 150 years before Robert Burns started writing about it and claimed it for England.
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond, was none to pleased and passed comment in his own inimitable way.
Agh ! The humble haggis.
As you can see and expertly displayed by Carly Baxter of Grooms, the dish is extremely versatile and extremely tasty.