Perth’s Restaurant’s Day

Perth’s first Restaurant’s Day took place today across a select band of city eateries. It coincided with their Touch of Tartan Festival and Highland Games. Escaping from the Edinburgh Festival madness for a few hours, I took the train up the country to check it out. Disappointingly for the organisers a planned market event was…

Happy Food!

It’s always good to hear about exciting new food developments and it’s jolly entertaining how you get to find out about them. In the case of Happy Food, a new online vegan food recipe show with fun at its heart, it was our common use of Hemma as a venue that brought us together. I…

Exciting June Contributors

Good evening, folks. I hope you’re all enjoying the bank holiday weekend and the restoration of acceptably warm weather. If you haven’t yet been to the Hidden Door Festival, make sure to check that out over the coming days. Just a quick note to pass on details of the June event, as there’s a fantastic…

The Smoked Duck

It’s as much as pleasure for me as it is for our Scran Salon audience to hear about all the wondrous goings on in our fair city. I’m always delighted to follow up with our contributors, particularly when then means getting to go and sample fantastic grub. Having had really enjoyable visits to both Alright…

Grove – Restaurant Day

We had a lot of fun when under the banner of the Total Food Geeks, and in support of Zero Waste Scotland, we held a Restaurant Day event back in November 2014. We had a lovely time visiting Edinburgh Foody’s Risotto Pop-Up at Union of Genius that day, too. We haven’t managed to get our…

Edinburgh Cocktail Month Competition!

We’ve had a lot of fun already this month, with cocktail events at the Last Word Saloon and Hemma, with the latter a special ZomaScran, in partnership with our friends at Zomato and Social & Cocktail. The fun doesn’t end there, though. Throughout May, which has been designated Edinburgh’s Cocktail Month, there’s the opportunity to…

Back the Union of Genius #SoupStarter!

We’ve supported various crowdsourcing projects over the course of the last few years, from Tupiniquim to Bloombox to the Edinburgh Catering Co, but always the closest to our hearts has been the original Kickstarter run by the folks at Union of Genius. Back in 2013, with a year of booming business behind them in Scotland’s…

Well Done to Nepal Fundraisers

Here’s a quick post to highlight two great efforts that have been made by local businesses in support of the Nepal earthquake appeal. Firstly, kudos to the Hanging Bat for donating all the takings from Monday night. On their busiest ever Monday evening, they raked in over £3600, every penny of which was donated to…

You’ll Have Had Yer Tea?!

After fun times at the Last Word Saloon on Monday night, it was right back to auld claes and parritch, bright and early on Tuesday morning, with a trip to Glasgow for the launch of an exciting new recipe project, which forms part of Scotland’s Year of Food & Drink. Shirley Spear, owner of the…