Former Daily Record journalist Brian McCartney and his wife, having just returned from a trip to Australia, are on the road again. That’s them at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin this week. They know how to enjoy themselves, this pair. Brian wrote: History, commerce and culinary today in Berlin. The Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, Berlin Palace, the prison where Berlin councillors were held after the Wall was demolished. Checkpoint Charlie, now splendid in its isolation. Some amazing stores including KaDeWe, the Harvey Nichols of Berlin. The food photos were taken there and the Oyster bar where we had Loch Fyne oysters and Chablis is on the fifth level food department. Slainte.