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Issue 43 - In brief...

Scotland Magazine Issue 43
February 2009


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In brief...

In brief...

Drumgolf Tours, one of Scotland’s top golf tour specialists, in partnership with Rufflets Country House Hotel, is offering a formidable selection of enticing golf packages for the summer 2009.

These include guaranteed tee times on the Old Course in St Andrews.

Rufflets has recently been voted the Scottish Country House of Year for 2008 by Golf Tourism Scotland and is the base for the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson whenever they visit the town.

A minimum stay of three nights in the hotel is required to secure a ‘once in a lifetime’ 18 holes on the historic links. Visit or tel: +44 (0)1334 476 376 or toll free from the USA on 1 866 441 9936 for more information.

Set in the shadows of Edinburgh Castle, Agua Restaurant and Bar in the Apex City Hotel is re-launching as a seafood restaurant complete with Crustacea Bar.

Located in the grassmarket area of the capital, guests will be able to choose dishes from the menu or select their own mix of oysters, north Atlantic prawns, pickled mussels, cockles and pickled herrings. The restaurant’s sharing platter for two will include a tower of best catch seafood typically including Oban oysters, clams, mussels, prawns and dressed crab.

Scrabster seafood restaurant The Captain’s Galley has been awarded the title of Best Fish Restaurant in the UK as voted by the Which? Good Food Guide 2009.

One of just 10 restaurants highlighted in the Editor’s Choice Awards, The Captain’s Galley serves sustainable seafood landed less than 100 metres from its front door, and is the only restaurant in Scotland to net the coveted Good Food Guide title.

The Captain’s Galley is situated a stone’s throw from the harbour in Scrabster on Scotland’s northernmost coastline, enabling the proprietors to buy fish and seafood direct from the local fishing boats.