A must on my to-do list is to call in on Applecross Craft Brewery.

Applecross, a tiny village on the remote west coast, overlooking Skye, is reached by a steep, winding pass and has an award-winning pub, the Applecross Inn. It’s been one of my favourite places on earth since my first visit, aged 19. But it didn’t have a brewery until this year and now it has.

In case you are thinking that this beer travelogue isn’t especially local, here’s a thing. The image of the Applecross pass with the brewery logo you see here was sent to me by the brewery’s graphic designer, Ron Raye. Ron’s in Massachusetts!