Friday, 26 September 2014
Scotland has 15 hotels and restaurants with Michelin Awards. These now include the Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Island, (above) beyond Benderloch, north of Oban, and The Three Chimneys & The House Over-By, beyond Dunvegan, Skye. In 1900 there were only 3000 cars in France and the Michelin brothers, producers of tyres, wanted to assist motorists get out and about ... and burn more rubber in the process. They devised manuals, maps and guides of places to eat. In 1926 they set up an inspection system of assessing the quality of restaurants. The rest is a matter of history, acclaim and coveted accolades.
Scottish Islands Explorer - has been short-listed, but not by Michelin