Stranraer oyster festival ‘worth £1m’

Stranraer oyster festival ‘worth £1m’

An independent study has found an oyster festival in south west Scotland generated about £1m for the economy. The second edition of the event was held in Stranraer in September and attracted 14,000 visitors. It represented a 40% rise on 2017 and the number of people...
Autumn Events Generate £6 Million For Local Economy

Autumn Events Generate £6 Million For Local Economy

A series of festivals and events in Dumfries and Galloway generated more than £6m for the local and Scottish economy in late 2018. The analysis from Dumfries and Galloway Council shows that the 20thannual Wigtown Book Festival had an economic impact of £3.75m, the...
Something fishy at Castle Kennedy Primary School!

Something fishy at Castle Kennedy Primary School!

Local chef Douglas Lisi scored a big hit when he taught a group of pupils from Castle Kennedy Primary School to make Thai fish cakes.  The children were all surprised by how much they enjoyed cooking and eating the fish cakes.  One pupil said “Even though I hate...
Mussels with parsley and parmesan

Mussels with parsley and parmesan

Ingredients     Fresh mussels 450g   Water 45ml   Melted butter 15ml   Olive oil 15ml   Grated parmesan 45ml   Chopped fresh parsley 30ml   Garlic cloves finely chopped 2   Coarsely ground black pepper 2.5ml     Method: Scrub the mussels thoroughly, scraping off any...