Scran

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In this episode of Scran Rosalind talks to brothers Nick and Alex Ravenhall aka The Whisky Smugglers. Both work in the whisky industry and have been involved in a project to raise money for Sea Shepard by open water swimming with some whisky on
This special bonus episode of Scran was recorded at the newly opened Johnnie Walker Visitor Experience on Princes Street in Edinburgh. Rosalind went along to check out Diageo's £185million investment in the old Fraser's building.You'll be given
On this episode of Scran, Rosalind takes a deep dive into a relatively new business - Larkfire - a canned Scottish water company that is billed as wild water for whisky.Rosalind is joined by James Mcintosh and Alan Moffat from Larkfire alongsid
On this episode of Scran, Rosalind chats to Fraser Graham from Cabezon Beverage.Cabezon together with Lost Loch distillery in Aboyne, launched a botanical rum last year, making them one of the newer kids on the burgeoning scottish rum block. Ro
On this episode of Scran, Rosalind took a tour of the newly opened Glenlivet visitor centre in Speyside and spoke to master distiller Alan Winchester. She was also joined on Zoom by Glen Moray’s Iain Allan to discuss whisky tourism, and the mal
On this episode of Scran, host Rosalind Erskine sits down to chat about food, career moves, crisps, whisky and nurturing new talent with chefs Derek Johnstone and Mark Donald.Derek, who was the first winner of MasterChef: The Professionals, mov
On this second part of our Scran on the Road series on Islay, Rosalind discovers some of the drams and drinks that have made the island famous. To find out more about Islay spirits, Rosalind chats to the visitor centre manager at Bunnahabhain,
Now that we can travel around Scotland again, Scran on the road is back.Over the next two episodes, Rosalind heads to Islay to discover the draw it has for visitors - from whisky tourism to amazing seafood.On part one of Scran on the road, Rosa
On this episode of Scran, Rosalind takes a deep dive into the world of artisan Scottish sea salt. She's joined by guests Greogrie Marshall from Blackthorn Salt, Darren Peattie from the East Neuk Salt Company and Anna Hock from Orsay Sea Salt.Gr
On this episode of Scran, we get the kettle on and sit down for a coffee with Dear Green founder Lisa Lawson and Figment Coffee's Neil Glover. Lisa and Neil discuss the ongoing coffee craze from 90s cafe culture to now, coffee buzzword, their f
On this episode of Scran, host Rosalind Erskine is joined by a panel of whisky experts - James Campbell from Spirit of Speyside, author and OurWhisky co-founder Becky Paskin and consultant Blair Bowman. The panel discuss their favourite drams i
On this episode of Scran, host Rosalind Erskine is joined by Hendrick's master distiller Lesley Gracie who discusses how and why she created the 'unusual gin' back in the 90s. Hendrick's is often cited as having helped kick off the current Scot
On this episode of Scran, host Rosalind Erskine is joined by Arbikie co-founder Iain Stirling. Arbikie Estate is a family-owned working farm perched on the east coast of Angus. Iain chats about how his family have farmed the land - on the Angus
On the latest episode of Scran, host Rosalind Erskine is joined by head chef of Cail Bruich Lorna McNee to talk about her impressive career to date.From humble origins working as a kitchen porter in an Italian restaurant to training with the la
Rachel is a mum of two and the Managing Director of Hidden Lane Brewery in Glasgow. Rachel started her career aged just 13 working in hospitality and this sparked a lifelong passion for the industry. She worked in cafes, hotels, bars and nightc
Julie is a Malaysian cook, food writer and broadcaster from Glasgow who owns the Kopitiam, a small Malaysian night time cafe in Shawlands.
Jacine is co-founder of Matugga Distillers, which launched the first rum distillery in Central Scotland in 2018. Together with her husband Paul (Head Distiller), Jacine produces award-winning artisanal rums that are handcrafted from scratch at
On this episode of Scran, Rosalind is joined by The Great British Bake Off winner, Peter Sawkins. Peter discusses how he got into baking, Scottish influences in his bakes, what it was like being on the show and his new role as an ambassador for
Giselle is a co founder and Director of Bellfield Brewery, a microbrewery in Edinburgh’s Abbeyhill that produces exclusively gluten free and vegan beer. Started in late 2015, Bellfield is now a well known brand in the Free From space, with seve
Gemma grew up on the Isle of Lewis in the Hebrides of Scotland. After studying Russian Language at the University of Glasgow, she worked at The Balvenie distillery studying the art of making whisky and looking after visitors from around the wor
Diana Thompson has over 30 years’ experience within the wine and hospitality industry, including working overseas and national and international roles in the UK.A Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) certified tutor, after working independently
Food waste is one of the biggest unrecognised contributors to our carbon footprint.On this episode of Scran, Rosalind is joined by Scotland's national chef Gary MacLean and Zero Waste Scotland's Andrew Pankhurst to find out more about food wast
Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and it’s a great time to spoil yourself or a loved one with a special meal - even if it's a home-cooked meal this year.On this episode of Scran, Rosalind chats to a well-known couple on the Scottish food and d
Welcome back to Scran for our third series. Host Rosalind Erskine is back with a brand new line-up of guests talking all things Scottish food and drink.It couldn't be more fitting than to start with one of the most patriotic days of the year -
A very merry welcome to the Scran Christmas special! While Christmas will be different this year, we can still enjoy a nice plate of food, which is what this episode is all about, whatever your diet.Our first guests will be sure to warm your he
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