A minibus ramble through Scottish Highland history

As our minibus pulled to a stop, I felt suddenly that my grandmother’s love of the Highland landscape was surrounding us all

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This is part 3 in our series The Orkney islands

As our minibus pulled to a stop, I felt suddenly that my grandmother’s love of the Highland landscape was surrounding us all

The hardships of Orkney link to Canada’s early days

Displaced from their homes, many citizens of the Orkney islands ended up in Canada working for the Hudson Bay Company

The hardships of Orkney link to Canada’s early days
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This is part 2 in our series The Orkney islands

Displaced from their homes, many citizens of the Orkney islands ended up in Canada working for the Hudson Bay Company

Decoding Orkney by channelling the subtle Norse air

Part 1: A Scottish contribution to Canada’s Arctic genome can be found in the deep history of these remote islands

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Part 1: A Scottish contribution to Canada’s Arctic genome can be found in the deep history of these remote islands

Campbeltown enjoying a Scotch whisky renaissance

Campbeltown doesn't have a distinctive regional style – the use of peat varies by distillery, as do the casks used in finishing

Campbeltown enjoying a Scotch whisky renaissance
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BOTTOMS UP: Campbeltown doesn’t have a distinctive regional style – the use of peat varies by distillery, as do the casks used in finishing

The Highlands: Scotland’s whisky cornucopia

The Highlands offer a superlative range, from brooding peaty monsters to sweet, light whiskies that belong in any Scotch lover’s collection

The Highlands: Scotland’s whisky cornucopia
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BOTTOMS UP: The Highlands offer a superlative range, from brooding peaty monsters to sweet, light whiskies that belong in any Scotch lover’s collection

Islay: where peat and Scotch are a perfect marriage

If you are looking for a big brawny Scotch whisky, redolent of peat and the sea, then Islay’s distilleries will suit your palate

Islay: where peat and Scotch are a perfect marriage
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BOTTOMS UP: If you are looking for a big brawny Scotch whisky, redolent of peat and the sea, then Islay’s distilleries will suit your palate

The Dalmore: A Scotch whisky highland tale

The distillery has a storied history and an iconic crest, but its 12-year-old offering doesn't quite measure up to its potential

The Dalmore: A Scotch whisky highland tale
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BOTTOMS UP: The distillery has a storied history and an iconic crest, but its 12-year-old offering doesn’t quite measure up to its potential

Whisky from the Scottish isles varied and distinctive

Peat has a long association with the whisky industry there, but the use of peat varies widely, depending on the distiller

Whisky from the Scottish isles varied and distinctive
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MICALLEF: Peat has a long association with the whisky industry there, but the use of peat varies widely, depending on the distiller

Cadenhead’s a Scotch whisky institution

This iconic whisky producer and retailer sets the standard at all levels – and has done so for almost 200 years

Cadenhead’s a Scotch whisky institution
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MICALLEF: This iconic whisky producer and retailer sets the standard at all levels – and has done so for almost 200 years