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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Newtonmore sees in 2015!


Those who can come to Newtonmore to see the New Year arrive, those who can have to content themselves with Sydney, London, Edinburgh or Rio....  

 Quiet streets of Newtonmore before the procession

 The young piper leading the southern 
procession from the Glen Hotel

 Procession gathering@The Glen Hotel
(above and below)

 The sprinting piper....!
(above and below)

 Approach of the procession down Main Street 
from the north starting@Balavil Hotel
(above and below)

 Two pipers meet...

Pipers heading towards The Golf Course 

 On the golf course: singer entertaining 
crowd in lead up to midnight

Laurie Skuodas, owner of Strathspey Mountain Hostel, 
Newtonmore and ??

 Scenes@the golf course – awaiting the midnight hour
(above and below)

Fireworks after midnight 

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