Scran on the road part 1 - Discovering Islay's food and drink scene

The latest episode of our podcast, Scran, is now live.

Published 18th Jun 2021
Updated 10 th Oct 2023

Now that we can travel around Scotland again, Scran on the road is back.

Over the next two episodes, Rosalind heads to Islay to discover the draw it has for visitors - from whisky tourism to amazing seafood.

On part one of Scran on the road, Rosalind chats to head chef at the Machrie, Darren Velvick, retired fisherman turned sea tour guide, Harold Hasting and owner of Glenegedale House, Emma Clark.

Tune in to find out find out what to expect when visiting Islay and the guests top spots to visit, what attracts tourists to the island, Islay's larder, favourite drams, growing up on Islay, foraging and what Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Waring are like to work with.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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