We are now taking bookings for accommodation in the recently converted Reid Hall on the Braehead Manse site.
The Reid Hall offers modern and comfortable 4 star accommodation for 4 people (5 by special arrangement) in either Self Catering or Bed and Breakfast configurations.
For more information please view the Accommodation page here.
Welcome to the website and Blog for Braehead Manse on the Scottish Orkney island of Westray. The Orkney islands archipelago is located North East of Scotland, just off the coast of John O’Groats. Westray is located to the North West of the group. More details can be found here.
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A wonderfully refreshing cheesecake using condensed milk that is so popular in Orkney. A very simple recipe that you can knock up quickly. Does need some time in the fridge to set though. But the preparation time is short. The second time you make this, you’ll probably want to make two!!
Continue reading Recipe: Lemon & Lime Cheesecake
This is a quick and simple recipe for a really good Apricot Marmalade or Chutney for a ploughman’s, charcuterie, pate etc.
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We are pleased to announce that we now have a Tassimo Hot Beverage Drinks machine available for use by visitors to our Bed & Breakfast or Self-Catering facility, The Reid Hall.
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We are pleased to announce that along with with our ‘Visitor Guest Book’ located within The Reid Hall, we also now have a digital version here on our web site.
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The Reid Hall
We are please to announce that our first guests are staying in The Reid Hall from last night.
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- 175g Butter
- 175g Golden Caster Sugar
- 3eggs, beaten
- 175g Self-raising Flour
- 2 Small Lemons
Continue reading Recipe: Lemon Drizzle Squares
A lovely accompaniment to any Indian dish, or a great veggie dish in its own right. Saag Aloo is spiced potatoes with wilted spinach.
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A simple addition to your Christmas menu. Similar to Eaton mess, but more appropriate for Christmas.
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This the Oswald House recipe for Christmas Pudding which has been passed down from my mother’s side of the family to me. It is no-where as dark as most Christmas Puddings, because it does not use Stout. I have never been a fan of black and/or bitter Christmas Puddings, so this I absolutely love.
Continue reading Recipe: Oswald House Christmas Pudding