Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky has kicked off the summer cricket season by sponsoring The Ship Inn cricket team on one of Scotland’s most famous pitches – Elie beach in Fife.
Supported by Isle of Skye Whisky, The Ship Inn team’s latest win of the season against the Grange Club from Edinburgh, took place on Elie beach on Sunday 27 May 2012, with players and supporters reported to be basking in glorious summer sunshine.
Filming a special feature for BBC Scotland’s Landward on Elie’s unusual cricket ground, presenter Dougie Vipond was the honorary member of the Ship Inn team and enjoyed his first ever game of cricket.
Broadcast on 1 June 2012 at 7pm on BBC Two Scotland, Landward is Scotland’s farming and countryside programme focusing on the issues affecting rural communities.
The cricket season will run through to 9 September 2012 with home games at Elie taking place every second Sunday. People are being encouraged to come along and support the Ship Inn cricket team for some guaranteed entertaining sport, delicious food at the Ship Inn and of course a wee dram of Isle of Skye 8 Years Old, said Isle of Skye brand owner, Ian Macleod Distillers.
Neil Boyd, UK commercial director for Ian Macleod Distillers and Ship Inn team player, said: “Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky is proud to be sponsoring The Ship Inn cricket team this summer.
“We had great fun with Dougie Vipond on Sunday and are looking forward to supporting all the matches at Elie in the months ahead. Whether you are toasting your team’s success in this summer’s cricket or enjoying a reviving dram at the end of a hard day, we want Isle of Skye to be the Blended Scotch synonymous with that sense of achievement, satisfaction and reward.”