Stunning Dunnottar Castle must be one of Scotland's most filmed visitor attractions. Locals have almost become nonchalant as movie stars such as Mel Gibson, Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy seem to drop in regularly to film the latest blockbuster. Well if it's good enough for the cream of Hollywood, it's certainly good enough for us. We picked a bright and breezy spring day to visit. The history of the magnificent clifftop ruins, which date back to the early middle ages, is
It was a case of dejavu this week as the first guests to book The Lucken when we began operating last year, returned. It was lovely to welcome Geoff and Gill back for a second visit. They were lucky enough to stumble across a smokie making demonstration on the beach at Auchmithie. Of course Arbroath smokies should really be called Auchmithie smokies as the recipe and technique originated here, it's thought this may go back to the days of the Viking raids in the 11th century.