Scran season 7: Martin Compston on BBC Norwegian Fling show, favourite Scottish fare and desert island drams

Rosalind speaks to Martin Compston and Phil MacHugh about their Scottish and Norwegian adventures and much more.

Published 1st Mar 2024
Updated 1 st Mar 2024

My guests on this Bonus episode of Scran are Martin Compston and Phil MacHugh, stars of Martin Compston's Norwegian Fling which has recently started on BBC Scotland and BBC Two.

You may be familiar with Martin Compston from his acting roles in hit TV series' such as Line of Duty and The Rig and Phil MacHugh is a TV personality and owner of Skapa PR which is based in Edinburgh.

A couple of years back, Martin and good friend Phil set out to film a Scottish travelogue adventure and its success has seen this second series commissioned.

Scran Martin Compston

On this episode of Scran, I chat to Martin and Phil about their time in Norway, the interesting, even challenging food and drink they encountered, Martin's plans to produce a beer and how what they encountered compares to their travels in Scotland.

Both Martin and Phil share their tips for eating and drinking in Scotland and I take the opportunity to ask about their desert island drams.

Martin Compston's Norwegian Fling is available on BBC iPlayer now.

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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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