HIGHLAND FEAST SET TO TEMPT LOVERS OF GOOD FOOD
Gastronomes, gourmets and gluttons can look forward to17 days of feasting during this year's Highland Feast festival from September 28 to October 14.
Attractions include a Highland banquet on a steam train, a Tartan Breakfast on the banks of Loch Ness, a Highland Hoolie involving creative cocktails, local fare and plenty of dancing.
There is also Living Food, an organic produce fair which takes place at Cawdor Castle, a Jacobite Highland Feast on Loch Ness, and many other events throughout the region.
An estimated 13,000 visitors are expected to attend the largest food and drink event of its kind in the north of Scotland.
Plenty of top-notch chefs will be in evidence, with demonstrations by Allan Little of Riverhouse Restaurant and Shirley Spear of Three Chimneys on Skye.
Willie Cameron, festival director said: "Highland Feast has gained a reputation as a key event in Scotland, showcasing the array of exemplary produce for which the region is renowned."Blessed with some of the finest produce in the country, with a host of celebrated chefs living and working in the area, the perfect backdrop for the event is provided by the breathtaking scenery and welcoming atmosphere for which the Highlands are famous."
Running simultaneously is the Inverness Real Ale festival between September 28 and 30.
Now in its fourth year, the festival features an array of real ales, ciders and stouts created by independent brewers.
This year's event is hosted in two venues, Clachnaharry Inn and the Castle Tavern, with courtesy coaches provided between the locations.
For a full listing of events and further information on Highland Feast 2007 visit www.highlandfeast.co.uk or call the Highland Feast hotline on 01463 222915 for a free festival brochure.
Press & Journal - 27 August 2007
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Travel News - Airport News
British Airways are to increase US flights from Heathrow to New York/Seattle/ Washington/ Dallas Fort Worth and Houston which will make much it easier for GoBarging clients to fly to Heathrow and Gatwick to meet up with the Magna Carta and Actief and for connections to Scotland for the Scottish Highlander.
Heathrow to JFK will go up from 51 to 55 flights per week, to Seattle from 10 to 13 flights per week, and to Washington from 21 to 24 flights per week.
The airline's daily flight to Dallas Fort Worth and double daily flights to Houston will move from Gatwick to Heathrow airport on the same date, but flights from Heathrow and Detroit will be suspended -
by Bev Fearis - Travelmole
Ryanair is now charging you to check-in at the airport. £2 each way, if you don't check in online
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