Although I’m here in the south of Spain, my heart is in my homeland of Scotland which is why I’m so excited that I’ve teamed up with my buddy Sally Macdonald to offer you a delicious week of some of the very best Scotland has to offer. May is one of the best months to visit the Highlands of Scotland, in particular the glorious West Coast – no midges are present at the beginning of May. The rhododendrons are flowering, the trees are coming into leaf, lambs and calfs skipping around the hills – all giving a general ambience of excitement that winter is truly over and that spring has sprung.
One of the reasons I feel so at home in Vejer is that it reminds me of my homeland in many ways. Wonderful people, charming villages, beautiful beaches, interesting history, great local produce and where Vejer has Sherry, Scotland has whisky. The historic tie in between Sherry & whisky endures to this day, the majority of whisky being aged in Sherry casks from Jerez. My own family, the Manson’s of Glen Garioch, imported Sherry in cask from Jerez which they bottled and then matured their malt in the empty casks. The comfort of being in both places runs deep.
Scotland is filled with exceptional seafood, fish, beef, lamb, game, vegetables, cheese, whisky, gin, home baking and my favourite – haggis. You will be eating at the hands of some of Scotland’s shining culinary stars.
Glasgow, Arisaig, The Isle of Mull, Mallaig, The Isle of Skye, Glen Coe, Fort Agustus, Fort William, Glencoe, Lochearnhead, Glasgow.
This tour is suitable for everyone as there is nothing physically strenuous involved. No hills like Vejer! But there are several boat (optional) and ferry (non-optional) trips.
Our schedule has been arranged with best intentions and is dependent on the health and wellbeing of our hosts and sometimes on the weather. Plans can be subject to change and should any misfortune occur every effort will be made to make alternative plans.
Glasgow airport , Prestwick airport and train station are both well served. Glasgow airport offers several international routes too.