Daily Archives: November 18, 2014

Year of Food and Drink Scotland Releases Breathtaking New Video

2015 is the Year of Food and Drink in Scotland, and from the look of this recently released VisitScotland video, it’s sure to be a mouthwatering twelve months.

A Scottish Government initiative led in partnership by EventScotland, VisitScotland and Scotland’s Food and Drink, the Year of Food and Drink will spotlight some of Scotland’s finest cuisine and beverages, as well as the gorgeous locations where they are found.

“The Year of Food and Drink is a fantastic opportunity to show off at home and abroad the delicious local produce we have right on our doorstep and to build on the already phenomenal success of our food and drink sector,” commented Food Secretary Richard Lochhead. VisitScotland chairman Mike Cantlay said: “The Year of Food and Drink will see visitors far and wide come and sample our enticing natural larder and Scots enjoying the delicious cuisine that is right on their doorstep.

Take a look at the video and preview some of the incredible places and tastes the Year of Food and Drink Scotland will be featuring:

To learn more about the events and featured dishes of the initiative, visit the Year of Food and Drink 2015 homepage.


Come Curling in Prospect Park This Winter

Invented in medieval Scotland, Curling — or “chess on ice” — has been a Scottish sport and pasttime for centuries. This winter, celebrate an age-old Scottish tradition in New York City with curling classes at Prospect Park’s Lefrack Center.

Photograph: Byron, courtesy Library of Congress

Since its creation in the 1500s, the popularity of curling has been steadily growing, and today even serves as an official Olympic sport. Starting this November, for the first time ever, curling lessons will take place in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.

Only two sessions are still available this winter! Each four-week program is conducted by a certified curling instructor and include rules, strategy, and competitive games. A post-game beer is also included in the price.

To register, visit Lefrack’s page here. Spots are filling up quickly, so hurry to get the chance to participate this winter!