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Trees and new bits. Gardening in the north by Wendy Scott

January 30th 2019

What I like about this time of year is working out what I want to do in the garden this season.

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Apocalypse then. by Wendy Scott

January 21st 2019

On 8th June, 1783, the earth split open. Close to the Grimsvotn volcano in the south of Iceland, a fissure some 16 miles long belched forth endless volumes of molten rock which devoured everything in its path. Equally lethal, the fissure, named Laki, and Grimsvotn, now also erupting, emitted thousands of tons of poisonous gases. The chemical compounds dissolved in cloud to form sulphuric acid. Within hours Laki had produced a cover of acid rain, which spread over Iceland, and, carried by weather systems, moved inexorably south-east towards Europe.

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Rhubarb!

January 16th 2019

I was rummaging in the freezer the other day looking for something different......

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A very happy Christmas!

December 21st 2018

A very happy Christmas, good Yule and a wonderful 2019

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Sean Stansfield Exhibition

December 17th 2018

Over 70 people attended Sean Stansfield's wonderful, but all-too-brief exhibition...

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Designing Belmont

December 5th 2018

Mike Finnie delves into the origins of Belmont's design and construction

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Wendy Scott on the glories of meadowland

October 23rd 2018

A man who lost his field and the wonders of meadows

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Northernmost Drams: A whisky spectacular at Belmont

October 5th 2018

A day of dramming at Britain's most northerly country house. Rare, classic and vintage whiskies, with food, snacks, beer and Angus MacGraild.

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Angus MacGraild. Photo courtesy of The Whisky Lounge

John Peterson, My Jo..., by Wendy Scott

September 25th 2018

At the time that Belmont was taking shape in the 1770’s John Peterson lived at Snarravoe.

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Belmont's gardens in late summer

September 21st 2018

Belmont's gardens in late summer

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