Some pages have a * against them, which means that there's more to add to that page, though whether any page is really ever finished...and the format of the pages has evolved over the years (I think the site first saw the light of day in 2012).
Other than the individual pages described below, the bulk of pages relate to a Distillery or a Place - these types of pages have changed vastly from the original formats. They have become more complex, and I have felt the need to add more historical and geographical detail to Places pages, while Distilleries pages have had distillery histories added.
An Abbreviations page has been added recently - while I try to avoid abbreviating wheever possible, some are really unavoidable - many of these will be self-explanatory to most readers, but others may not have encountered them before.
Links to other sites are included wherever possible, and are shown in white. Underlined links are to other pages on this site; a single @ is of course a link to the email address.
The list of Whisky Festivals in Great Britain is regularly updated - if I've missed one or not yet got the date in the list, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have also compiled a list of Whisky Shops that I hope is both accurate and comprehensive.
Books and magazines are not so well developed, and independent bottlers has barely been started on. Other Links includes other whisky links I find useful, but have yet to organise properly, and links to guides to Scotland. Ten things you thought you knew about Scotland is a bit of fun.
On cycling, I have compiled a list of good internet parts providers, and each Distilleries and Places page (see below) contains details of the nearest cycle shops, and other useful cycle information. Not everyone wants to, or has time to, ride everywhere, so trains are useful for getting around - but if you're carrying a lot on the bike, getting across footbridges can be a big problem, so I've listed some stations with links to station plans and notes on access. Many distilleries are off shore, so there's info on ferries too.
Distilleries - pages are being created for every Distillery in Scotland - 100 so far.
Places - pages for places in Scotland where I've taken photos with links to where to sleep, eat, drink plus supermarkets, banks and cycle info, I've also increasingly tried to include further information on the history and geography of the places covered - if I find something I find interesting about a place, I will include it - or a reference and link to it. Railways (past and present); bridges; stone circles, castles and other ancient remains seem to feature a lot.
Some time ago, I tried to keep a list of Updates, but this proved difficult to keep updated. It is still there for what it's worth, but I have now introduced an Updates Log - which simply records the update dates for each page - and makes clear to me what pages need attention. New pages will be highlighted in yellow in the log - and may be referred to on the Home page as well.
As well as cycling and drinking whisky, I tend to take a considerable number of photos and I'm also in the process of loading them onto Flickr - so far around 118,000 - and there are plenty more to upload! Wherever possible the pages of this site will be liberally illustrated with my pictures, with links at the bottom of pages to more photos, and usually larger sizes, on Flickr. Click on a picture to view a larger version. Most of my pictures on this site are covered by the Creative Commons license. This essentially means that you can use them for non-commercial purposes, so long as you credit me. Should you want an image for commercial purposes, please contact me.
Larger versions of most if not all pictures are available on my Flickr Photostream, together with other pictures I've taken. Links to individual collections and sets are available at various points on the site.
18th February 2018
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