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Rockcliffe and Kippford from South Glen Brae: Ed Iglehart [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Kippford and Rockcliffe are on the East Stewartry Coast, an unspoilt National Scenic Area with two other NSAs in close proximity. It is in Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland, a region known for it's wonderful scenery, biodiversity, turbulent history, smugglers and black and white 'belted' cattle known as Galloway Belties. This stretch of coastline has many names. Known locally as the Colvend Coast or the 'Secret Coast' (due to the peace and tranquility) it is often referred to as the 'Scottish Riviera' due to it being the holiday resort of choice for Victorian millionaires and having a Gulf Stream influenced microclimate: evidenced by palm trees in some gardens. Castle Douglas, the food town is a short drive away and Kirkcudbright, the Artists Town is over the next headland.

This a scenic and unique part of the world and we started the blog to share the experience of living in this wonderful place. We hope that it will be of interest to others who live here and give those planning to visit the area a taste of all it has to offer.

The blog has a correspondent in both Kippford and Rockcliffe village, you can also follow their Twitter feeds on the right of the page. If you would like to get involved we look forward to hearing from you.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Afternoon tea anyone?

I shouldn't really be telling you this as I want to make sure there is some left for me, but here goes:

As part of the Flavour Taster Abbey Tearooms are putting on delicious Afternoon Teas this week end from 2.00 to 16.30. A real, old fashioned spread like Granny used to do so not to be missed.

They have just won another prestigious award for their yummy treats and use local produce wherever possible. 

Get more details here

On trips down to Dumfries I try allow extra time so I can call in. It's a very picturesque cottage in a spectacular location, next to the beautiful Cistercian Abbey. A real treat!

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