I’ve been travelling out to the Czech capital of Prague since the early 1990s and I’ve seen many changes over the years, some positive and some not so positive. By the turn of the millennium the creative, nefarious spark that for me had defined much of the 1990s was in danger of being lost. I’m glad to report that over the last few years one district at least is showing a real energy and an engagingly raffish spirit a million miles from the Irish pubs of the centre. Welcome to Zizkov.
Although I hail from nearer Edinburgh I have always been a huge advocate of Glasgow. It’s been brilliant witnessing at first hand the renaissance of a city that did not really have much of a tourist industry in the 1980s. These days Glasgow is buzzing and one of the quarters where you most palpably feel this is funky Finnieston. I’ve just been back to do a big piece on its own rebirth for the airline Flybe. You can find the PDFs below.
Scotland is lucky enough to boast hundreds of whisky distilleries. They are dotted the length and breadth of the country, from the southern climes of Dumfries and Galloway all the way up to the Northern Isles. There is one place in Scotland – or rather one island – that for me knocks the corks off the rest for whisky touring and that is Islay.
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