Wine night at Hospitalfield

BROADCASTER and author Billy Kay will be celebrating Scotland’s ‘other national drink’, at Hospitalfield, Arbroath, on Tuesday with an evening entitled ‘Knee Deep in Claret’.

Billy will be telling the story of the red wine of Bordeaux, which once linked Scotland and France so closely it became known as ‘the bloodstream of the Auld Alliance.’

He will also explore Scottish connections with other great wines of the world including Sancerre, Port, Champagne, Sherry, and Madeira.

Best known for his broadcasts and books, ‘Scots The Mither Tongue’ and ‘The Scottish World’, Billy, who lives in Newport-on-Tay has also taken a special interest in wine since his student days studying French and Scottish literature at Edinburgh University.

He said: “Hospitalfield is a wonderful discovery and such an atmospheric location to explore wine and its place in Scotland’s history.”

Tickets, which include a glass of wine, are £10 at the door or £9.50 if reserved in advance via or by contacting 01241 890344.