You know what your weekend probably needs?
Pipers, whisky, venison, Fyne Ales and a bouncy castle. Not all at once, obviously, but that pretty much covers the basics for a pretty good weekend.
Along with much, much more, they are all on offer at the Best of the West Festival being held at Inveraray Castle this weekend.
Their website has the full line-up for the bands, craft displays and activities from here but the foodie goings on which attracted the 5pm Dining blog were the availability of Loch Fyne Oysters; stovies from the Real MacKay and the Loch Fyne Whisky Shop – a treasure trove of malts.
Advance tickets from here.