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Scran season 6: South of Scotland, historic hostelries, pies, gin and gelato

The latest episode of our podcast Scran is now live.

Published: January 6, 2023
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Welcome along to the first episode of Scran for 2023 and where better to begin than with a road trip?

Rosalind made her way down to Berwickshire to visit some interesting food and drink businesses to learn more about their work.

The businesses you'll hear about on the podcast are all members of the South of Scotland Destination Alliance and part of the Scotland Starts Here campaign.

FIrst stop on Rosalind's trip was the Allanton Inn, an historic building that has been serving locals and passerbys for hundreds of years.

There she met owner and chef Katrina Reynolds who told her all about the business and cooked her some moules mariniere.

At Giacopazzi's ice cream parlour in Eyemouth Rosalind was transported to an Italian summer's day.

She sat down with Sales and Marketing Manager, Kerry Waddell and Production Manager, Somers Giacopazzi.

Jarvis Pickle Pies was a welcome stop where she met Jamie Brown, co-founder and owner.

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They discussed how the business came about, that intriguing name and what it's like being part of Edinburgh's festival scene in the summer (as well as getting to taste some delicious pies).

Rosalind's final stop on her visit to Eyemouth was at Gunsgreen House, an amazing and beautiful building which sits aloft the harbour.

Home to Gunsgreen Gin she met manager Tracy Duffy who told her some of the extraordinary history of the house and how Gunsgreen Gin came about.

You can find out more about the work of the South of Scotland Destination Alliance and their work online.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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