Daily Archives: May 30, 2016

Delta has just launched ALL YEAR ROUND SERVICE from New York JFK to Edinburgh.

Delta has just launched ALL YEAR ROUND SERVICE from New York JFK to Edinburgh.

images_deltaheroimageFirst announced last Fall, anticipation has been growing for the new direct Delta flight – and the great connections it offers from around the States.

All flights from New York to Edinburgh will have Wi-Fi, we will be able to stay connected at 30,000 feet, with free on-demand in-flight entertainment in all cabins. Movies and TV shows can also be downloaded to tablet and laptop devices.

Tickets for Delta’s New York Edinburgh service are available directly through Delta Air Lines. Flights are operated in conjunction with joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic

AND to learn more of where to go and what to do visit VisitScotland for help on planning your next trip.

Time to discover Scotland’s great new Gins and Vodkas from Arbikie

When you are next ordering a Vodka or Gin in Britain ask if they have the Award winning Arbikie Gin or Vodka. Arbikie is not yet available in the US but it soon will be available – and we can’t wait.

Arbikie-Distillery-900x600And who – what – is the Arbikie Highland Estate Distillery?

The Arbikie Highland Estate Distillery was launched in October 2014 from the family farm of the Stirling Brothers in Arbroath, ScotlandStirling Brothers

Since its launch only 18 months ago Arbike has introduced Gin and Vodka products that have roared onto the spirits scene winning such accolades as:
– Best UK Varietal Vodka and Best UK Traditional Gin by the prestigious World Drink Awards and
Gold for Kirsty Gin at San Francisco World Spirits Competition

All the elements used in the production of Arbikie Highland Estates range use home grown ingredients, sown, grown & harvested – and then distilled and bottled at Arkikie.

Arbikie VodkaArbikie Gin, called “Kirsty’s Gin,” is named for the Arbikie Master Distiller, Kirsty Black, who oversees all areas of development and production – and YES Arbikie Whisky is on the horizon.

Arbike Gins and Vodkas is not yet available in the USA BUT if you are in the UK it can be ordered directly from Arbikie http://www.arbikie.com/product-list/ and is now widely available throughout the UK.

Now you can become an American Friend of Scottish Canals and Waterways.

The American Friends of Scottish Canals and Waterway now allows you a way to help support, and become involved in the preservation of Scotland’s waterways and canals.

The American-Scottish Foundation® is working with the Scottish Waterways Trust’s on innovative, outdoors projects – caring for the canals and creating brighter futures for people living along their banks.  

American diaspora, and those who just have a love of Scotland, will now be able to donate or take up membership packages through the Trust’s new American Friends of Scotland’s Canals & Waterways [AFSC&W] initiative.

By becoming a Member or donating to a particular project of AFSC&W, the American Friends will help ensure a brighter future for Scotland’s two hundred year old historic canals by making possible a range of important repair and improvement projects.

Two pioneering waterways projects, Canal College 2® and Ironwork Canal Archaeologists are leading initiatives that the American Friends will focus on..Scotland’s first ever Canal College, the Trust’s most successful project to date, helped 116 young people across Scotland into work, further education or training between 2013 and 2015. The charity is now fundraising for the $1.9 million needed to open canal college 2 in North Glasgow, Falkirk and the Highlands and run it for a further three years.

Ironwork Canal Archaeologists is an innovative project designed by Scottish Waterways Trust to uncover the fascinating history of a lost canal-side Ironworks on the Forth & Clyde Canal in Glasgow, with a series of archaeological and heritage events for the local community and general public.

Scottish Waterways Trust uses innovative waterways projects like these to engage those suffering from poor physical and mental health, social isolation and unemployment and help them gain the confidence and skills they need to turn their lives around.

Now donors in America can help make these projects possible and ensure Scottish Waterways Trust can reach and help even more people across the country.

Learn more by visiting our The American Friends of Scottish Canals and Waterways donation page – you can become a Friend or support a student for Canal College.

If you have questions email ASF Office at americanscottishfoundation@gmail.com