Talk of the Town: Cruise for booze to find £100 bottle

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LEAVING an expensive bottle of whisky lying around on the streets is usually a sure-fire way to lose an expensive bottle of whisky.

But one company is hoping its plan to stash a £100 award-winning tipple in the Capital is a suitable celebration of a historic exploration. Whisky giant Whyte & Mackay has challenged social media explorers to find ten bottles of its award-winning Shackleton replica whisky, with one bottle stashed in Edinburgh this week.

All people have to do is download the Repudo app and then seek out the bottle, which will be hidden at one of 21 tagged locations – the others containing empty bottles.

Rob Bruce, head of PR for Whyte & Mackay, said: “Shackleton was a top explorer so what better way to mark the success of this whisky than by encouraging people to explore their city?”

Any budding explorers looking to take part should visit

So, it seems not all the city’s chips are down

AT a time when we have the trams fiasco destroying the city centre, other roadworks snarling up our streets and a battle to prevent the Castle rock being defaced by giant Olympic rings, it is always worth remembering that things could always be worse.

For example, the city got off lightly when it came to Talksport Radio, which, when referring to a bag of chips, decided to describe it as a “Glasgow Salad” and not an Edinburgh one!

So, at least we are not yet a benchmark for the nation’s bad habits.

Growing pains

IT’s always valuable to look at the world through a child’s eyes.

Recently one reader was given a valuable insight into just how her seven-year old daughter saw the world, and in particular where the food on her plate came from.

As a homework assignment, she was asked “where does bacon come from?” and answered “pigs”. She was then asked “where do eggs come from?” and correctly answered “chickens”.

When it came to “where do potatoes come from?” she was clear – “grandad’s allotment”.

Scotland Street gift shop

IT could be the most famous address in the Capital – and now it has its own range of merchandise.

Alexander McCall Smith found a huge following for his stories about 44 Scotland Street, and Context Interiors will no doubt be hoping his loyal fans consider the opportunity to own an official poster, card or tea-towel.