Trust me on this. A spud could get very excited by the prospect of a trip to Scotland’s Isle of Arran.

This little island off the country’s west coast is the birthplace of several notable potatoes, including Arran Pilot and Arran Victory, bred in the early part of the 20th Century by local Arran shopkeeper, Donald McKelvie. As if that weren’t pedigree enough, Maris Piper – the potato of choice for chippers in the UK – was bred from McKelvie’s Arran Cairn.

It is with much respect indeed that I tip my new tartan hat to the originator of such fine tatties.

Tartan potato head

Spud goes Scottish

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