Drink Review: Arran 10 Year

So the Arran 10 Year is a single malt whisky made by the Arran Distillery, which is located in Lochranza, on the Isle of Arran in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. Lochranza, was celebrated in verse by Sir Walter Scott, the Scottish Poet, Novelist and playright. On fair Lochranza streamed the early day,Thin wreaths of … Continue reading Drink Review: Arran 10 Year

Single Review: Play Dirty – Seems Like You Can’t With Me

So this one is going to be a little different because it's in remembrance of a great man who fathered two wonderful daughters. Sadly, on the 11th August 2021 Derek Laird, or Curly to his friends, passed away after a battle with cancer. He had a lifelong passion for drumming and so today as a … Continue reading Single Review: Play Dirty – Seems Like You Can’t With Me

Dearest, Darling, Decay by J.H. Laird

So this short story was written by our very own Jenna Laird for Ravenfest, a two day festival which took place on October 29th and 30th 2021. This event celebrates famous American author and poet, Edgar Allan Poe and so entrants were encouraged to write a piece of fiction, approximately 500 words in length in … Continue reading Dearest, Darling, Decay by J.H. Laird

Restaurant Review – Unity Grill

This review is from a meal I had at Unity Grill, Ayr on Thursday 14th August 2019. Enjoy! Before we get started you can check out their Menu, for an idea of the prices and food on offer. Main – BLT with Sourdough Bread Tom: The Bacon was superb and it really complimented the bread … Continue reading Restaurant Review – Unity Grill

Interview with Gary Copeland (Pixels Cafe)

First off, tell me about yourselves? I’m Gary Copeland and my Partner is Kieran Morrell. We’ve been best mates for about 6 years now and are both lovers of board games, video games and nerd culture in general. I spent years in Retail working away in places like Gamestation (RIP) and GAME and early last … Continue reading Interview with Gary Copeland (Pixels Cafe)

Album Review: Derek J Martin – Dreaming Out Loud

Derek J Martin is a singer-songwriter from Saltcoats, North Ayrshire whose influences include the likes of Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon, Neil Young and David Bowie. He’s a very talented musician and today I’ll be reviewing some teaser tracks from his upcoming 10 track album called ‘Dreaming Out Loud’ which will be available later this year. … Continue reading Album Review: Derek J Martin – Dreaming Out Loud

Last Bank In Town: Sweeping RBS Closures in Scotland

Over the festive period while people were buying last minute gifts or stocking up for Christmas dinner RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) announced that it would be making further closures throughout Scotland. Locally branches in North Ayrshire, namely Kilbirnie, Saltcoats and Kilwinning are up for the chop. This will hit Ayrshire particularly hard because its … Continue reading Last Bank In Town: Sweeping RBS Closures in Scotland

Interview with Angela McNay (Unity Grill)

This is an interview I did with Angela McNay, the owner and operator of Unity Grill, a social enterprise and restaurant based in Ayr. I was also fortunate enough to be able to enjoy a meal at Unity Grill, and you can check out my review of that by clicking here. So why the name … Continue reading Interview with Angela McNay (Unity Grill)