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MAY 2016

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The Voice of Balquhidder, Lochearnhead, Strathyre & St Fillans

What a Scoop! Having been intrigued by a sign for ‘Ice Cream Parlour’ as we drove through Strathyre, I was very happy to go to chat with owners Colin and Sheridan Adams - especially when I was promised a taste of their most popular flavours! They took over Airlie House last July and had to hit the ground running to make the most of the summer months to reestablish the B&B business. The B&B had been a long held dream as they were pursuing their busy careers in health care and banking (the kind sort, not the nasty one, according to Colin) down in Cheshire. The arrival of a new granddaughter in Scotland was the final spur to returning home across the border and trying their new venture. So far their only regret is not having been brave enough to do it five years earlier! Colin is the cook and Sheridan is the DIY expert in the partnership - useful for bouncing ideas off each other. They realised that having been used to extremely busy lives, they needed something extra to do once breakfast and the bedrooms were all done and dusted for the day. Colin had wondered about trying to smoke fish - but the logistics of health and safety put at least a temporary halt on that scheme. Ice Cream suddenly was a thought - and this was refined to e2 BLiSS Trail now in place! See pag for more...

Everyone is welcome for ice cream at Airlie House!

become an Ice Cream Parlour, where people can come and sit over ice creams, coffees and shakes and admire the surrounding hills - or recover from the exertions of climbing them. They opened on Good Friday and have already attracted a variety of ice cream lovers, judging from the photos. Families are very welcome as are dogs and, as you can see, well-behaved horses and ponies. All their ice creams are made from fresh natural ingredients in the traditional way, being whisked by hand and then churned. Colin’s favourite is still the Scottish Dairy and Sheridan makes the tablet that is used in their Tablet flavour. At the moment Bubble Gum is a runaway success with the younger generation, who can also spend time playing with ‘Lubi Lubnaig’ who has come to Strathyre for his summer holidays. More sophisticated tastes are catered for by the ubiquitous Salted Caramel... and more flavours are promised over the next few months. JJ Photos by Jason Allardyce

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