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Ian's House (Holiday Cottage, Port Ellen)

Ian's House is an old fashioned, comfortable, semi-detatched house in a row of Distillery Cottages within Laphroaig Distillery grounds. It sleeps 5 & has 2 parking spaces. All modern facilities are available including WiFi.
It's 5 minutes from Port Ellen and all it's facilities.

Iain McLean was a Cooper and Warehouseman at Laphraoig Distillery for 50 years and the house has absorbed the spirit which makes Laphroaig unique.
13th September 2020ce

Fig and Olive (Cafe, Stranraer)

Fig and Olive is an oasis of world influenced food. My particular favourite is Shakshuka (Middle Eastern baked eggs and tomatoes). 6th September 2020ce

Brew Ha Ha! (Cafe, Newton Stewart)

Brew Ha Ha! is a friendly cafe on the main street much frequented by locals and visitors alike. The food is good and plentiful. 6th September 2020ce
I love to travel, especially to antiquarian sites. I'm working through the extensive Cornwall site list with an annual week holiday. Avebury is my favourite spiritual destination. Las Vegas is my favourite sinful destination.

I also enjoy hill climbing however as time passes the hills grow steeper. I have climbed around 30 munros, however, I've also climbed The Cobbler, Stac Pollaidh and Suilven so height is not the only criteria.

I used to play golf (9 handicap) and support Queen of the South however I gave up both bad habits. Horse racing was a more recent obsession. I've been in the Queen's stand on Derby Day, an amazing experience. At the moment my current obsession is music gigs: Arcade Fire, Dinosaur Jr, Sparks, Jesus and Mary Chain and Belle & Sebastian, my favourite band.

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