Saturday, February 11, 2006

KILT WATCH: Scott's Porage Oats

Exclusive Comeback for porridge as trendy diet takes off
By Lachlan Mackinnon

A TRENDY diet has prompted a spurt-le in porridge sales.

Once regarded as a granny's favourite, the traditional Scottish breakfast dish is enjoying a storming comeback as a staple of the glycaemic index (GI) diet.

One of Scotland's most famous brand images, the man in a kilt on Scott's Porage Oats, is vanishing as stores sell out of the stuff.

Sales of Scott's Porage Oats have soared by 21 per cent in the past year. Cereal giants Jordan say their porridge sales have risen by 75 per cent in that time.

Tourism chiefs market Scots hunks - Yahoo! News UK
FORGET the glorious glens, the majestic mountains and Loch Ness. The best way to attract tourists to Scotland is with our handsome men, according to the country's official tourism agency.

VisitScotland is so confident of the allure of the Caledonian male, preferably in a kilt, it has compiled an online list of the country's 20 most eligible bachelors in an attempt to lure visitors to the country.

Scotland is already famed as a top place to marry but now it seems it is the place to find a potential groom. Fuelled by "kilt- ripper" novels in the US and dramas such as Monarch of the Glen, it seems demand for Scottish men has never been higher.

Now promises to give women around the world a glimpse of what is on offer.


But other Scotswomen were not as convinced at how easy it is to find a handsome man roaming the glens.

Janey Godley, the Glasgow comedian, was less sure about the allure of the Scottish male, particularly her own generation, whom she described as "hobbits with hairy feet and bad teeth".


Spurtle Lover said...

Strongly recommended:

John McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal
in the cool can with the big red heart on top

(super good with dried cranberries)

Kilt Watch-er said...

Kilts are hot.
Scots are hot.
Monarch of the Glen is hot.

Hobbits with hairy feet and bad teeth. Hmmmm... Probably need to post that one on "Hot or Not". I'm thinking I rather go munro bagging!