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Bridge of Orchy

Bridge of Orchy hotel is having a beer tasting dinner next month to tempt in real ale enthusaists from far and wide.

The hotel’s head chef David Hetherington will be joined by a team from family-run Harviestoun Brewery to pair up for the dinner event on Saturday February 8. To find out more go to bridgeoforchy.co.uk


Work starts on the next phase of the Fionnphort path  on Monday February 3 so it will eventually be part of the Iona to St Andrews Pilgrims Way.
The path was identified as a priority in the community development plan in 2011. South West Mull and Iona Development are wanting to get input from islanders so they can update the plan. Thanks have also been said to to all the landowners and crofters supporting the project and allowing the path to cross their land. Sustrans Scotland and Argyll and Bute Council have also given funding help. TSL Contractors will be setting up a compound at Pottie Road.


Tyndrum’s Real Food Café has won the Quality Award Championship title at this year’s National Fish & Chip Awards – the only Scottish fish and chip shop to be included in the line up this year.

Co-owners Sarah Heward and Alan McColm picked up the award with café managers Charles Mair and Colin McGeoch and deputy manager Alex Bota at a glitzy award ceremony at The Royal Lancaster London Hotel earlier this month.

The awards organised by the seafood authority Seafish, are considered the ultimate mark of success for the fish and chip industry.

Winning the National Federation of Fish Friers’ ultimate prize shows that hard work pays off , says Sarah.

This year alone, The Real Food Cafe served 58,000 portions and nearly 3,000 portions of its gluten-free fish and chips.