Bagpipes and Red Checks make you think of?
Well! you're close :) but they remind me of more than just the highlands of Scotland; to me they mean knee-weakeningly delicious pure butter cookies that melt inside your mouth from "Walkers Shortbread Limited" Aberlour-on-Spey Scotland!
I love butter shortbread cookies and Walkers are one of a kind. Established since 1898 Walkers shortbread promises you an exquisite treat for your tastebuds! This luxury shortbread is manufactured in the secluded village of Aberlour, Strathspey, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. It is baked to a generations-old recipe, and guaranteed that it is made entirely with creamery butter, and the finest ingredients possible to obtain.
Ingredients: Flour,butter,sugar,fresh eggs,salt
[the story behind this painting "Flora MacDonald's Farewell to Bonnie Prince Charlie.( Isle of Skye. 1st July 1746)"]
This famous painting by S. Joy records one of the most dramatic and moving moments in Scottish history. Prince Charles Edward Stuart, or Bonnie Prince Charlie, was the eldest son of the Old Pretender to the british throne (James II's son). Many people in Scotland and England regarded him as the rightful king.
Prince Charlie landed in Scotland in August 1745, raised his standard and gathered the clans, and launched the second Jacobite Rebellion. The rising almost succeeded, but was finally crushed at Culloden near Inverness on 16th April 1746. The greatest manhunt of all time followed.
The Prince was hunted around the highlands for five months, with a price of 30,000 pounds on his head. Yet his highlanders stayed loyal.
It was Flora Macdonald who made escape possible by disguising Charles as her maid Betty Burke, and taking him to Portree in Skye. There they said farewell, and Charles boarded a ship to France. With him went all hopes of the Jacobite cause. He died in exile in Rome in 1788. Flora MacDonald emigrated to America, where her husband and son fought in the American War of Independence.
For more you can check out this informative history blog by Charlotte Gardner
[the hefty price tag]
[my heaven in a bottle]
[the almost empty pack]
If you're interested in finding out more about Walkers Shortbread Limited, here's the link
So tell me what's your ultimate weakness?