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How I reinvented myself

Those that know me well will, no doubt, argue that I have done this many times but I just want to focus on the biggest reinvention when I left a very well paid job as an academic in a university and moved to a Scottish island. 911 more words

Scottish Island Mum

Mustard Yellows coming your way and a new cafe find!

After university I had not been back to visit the Eternal Maker in Chichester. A big warehouse of a treasure chest of fabric, buttons, yarns and felt. 236 more words


Arran Machrie Moor 4th Release 46%

Arran distillery is located on the eponymous island sitting in the Firth of Clyde between the Kintyre peninsula, the southern end of which Springbank is found, and the west coast of mainland Scotland. 326 more words


Arran - 10 Year Old - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Review

Arran – 10 Year Old – Single Malt Scotch Whisky | 46% (92 Proof) $44.99 (link)

Sample provided by ImpEx Beverages

Color/Appearance: Yellow with some nice warmth to it, Sort of an egg custard yellow. 520 more words


2015 - Scottish Year of Food & Drink

So many people put Scotland down when it comes to its food culture. When a certain TV chef described a “Glasgow salad” as a plate of chips, I was simply fuming! 108 more words

Cycling round Arran: hills and headwind

Seal, otter, sunset

There was a gasp. A seal coming up for air, a couple of metres from the shore where we sat. We were watching the sky go pink over Brodick bay, at the tail end of a long day’s cycle round Arran. 1,015 more words


Island creativity

Firstly, I would really like to say a huge thank you for all the lovely messages about the new look Scottish island mum.  I am pleased that you seem to like it and that we continue to grow together as a wee community.   1,009 more words

Scottish Island Mum