So what is the connection between Dundonald Castle in Ayrshire and Wensleydale cheese?
The two came together at the opening of my friend Brian Alderman's latest exhibition, with fellow artist Moira Metcalfe, in the castle's visitor centre until the end of October. Photos of the evening are here.
If you have never visited Dundonald Castle, put it on your 'to do' list. It is spectacular, and the visitor centre, run by an active group, the Friends of Dundonald Castle, has a cafe and museum. And if you have never tasted Wensleydale Blue cheese, Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes now has an online shop!