Latest articles from Robin McKelvie

Travel This Swedish village could be on Scotland's west coast

A TENSE Swedish election earlier this month saw a surge to the right, but head out west and another Sweden offers soulful sanctuary. Swirl in world-class seafood and picture-postcard villages that weave between a lingering fishing industry and low-key tourism, and Bohuslan could be Scotland’s west coast.

TRAVEL Isle whisky tour that truly goes against the grain

‘I’M a whisky romantic,” smiles Ardbeg manager Colin Gordon, as we gaze out the traditional dunnage warehouse towards the Atlantic. It’s hard not to feel romantic on a spectacular coast alive with otters and dolphins; lashings of whisky heritage too, and a coast that

PREMIUM Visitors here aren’t tourists, they are temporary locals

‘EVERYTHING good that has happened on Eigg since the community buyout has happened because of the buyout,” says Stuart Paul McCarthy, the man behind the Eigg Brewery, Scotland’s first co-operative brewery. I’m back on the island – just weeks after Eigg celebrated 25 years of community ownership – to explore a Hebridean success story born out of the community gaining more control