Fortrose Cathedral and Eilean Dubh.

Just before Tipsy arrived in Scotland, one of my friends had been telling me of a cathedral in the Black Isle that was in ruins. Given my undying love for old buildings (especially religious ones) I decided that we would stop by to check it out while we were in that neck of the woods.

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Wandering around the grounds worked up quite the appetite for us both, so we went to a restaurant nearby that my friend had told us not to miss. Eilean Dubh is a cute little restaurant right in the heart of Fortrose.

Eilean Dubh

Tipsy opted for the Cullen Skink as a starter. Cullen Skink is a lovely Scottish fish soup. This soup was salty and creamy and just a wonderful treat for a rather chilly summer day.

Eilean Dubh| Cullen Skink

After her soup, Tipsy got the salad that was on special. Scallops and bacon. This was probably the only time she wasn’t upset that bacon here isn’t what we call bacon back in America. The scallops were cooked perfectly, nice and soft like butter.

Eilean Dubh| Scallop and Bacon salad

As for me, I went for the hearty special that was crispy roast pork belly. There are few things I enjoy in life as much as pork belly.

Eilean Dubh| Roast Pork Belly

The vegetables were wonderfully roasted as well, soft and sweet. The mashed potatoes were creamy and balanced everything deliciously.

Eilean Dubh| Roast Pork Belly

Apparently, Eilean Dubh is famous for its sticky toffee pudding, which is one of my favourite desserts of all time. So we had to end our time in the Black Isle on a sticky sweet note!

Eilean Dubh| Sticky Toffee Pudding



  1. I live on the north side of the Black Isle and am always looking for an excuse to nip over to Fortrose for a visit to the Eilean Dubh – one of my favourite local restaurants. I’ll be sure to order the sticky toffee pudding next time!

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