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Scottish Food Guide’s raison d'être is to showcase and promote the finest food enterprises in Scotland. 

We only select establishments for the guide that are amongst the best of their kind, show genuine commitment to fresh Scottish produce and offer a level of service appropriate to their style of operation.   

All listings are carefully selected as a result of recommendations, rigorous research and a visit as appropriate, with dining frequently unannounced.

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Our members are always at the forefront of our thoughts here at Scottish Food Guide.

We always prioritise Members at every opportunity, whether that be responding to a media enquiry for a chef, product or location; using your produce at cookery shows and in recipe development, or assisting members of the public who seek recommendations.

These examples are but a fraction of the web traffic, productivity and phone calls in an average week at SFG!

Have a look at some of our members:

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Davidsons Specialist Butcher, Aberdeen

Davidsons Specialist Butcher, Aberdeen

This outlet is within Dobbies Garden World on the edge of Aberdeen. John Davidson is passionate about meat and his shop has received the top accolade of UK Butcher’s shop of the year. His produce has won many awards and plaudits from the Scottish Craft Butchers and Q Guild. All beef is hand picked from Read more

Davidsons Specialist Butchers, at Royans of Elgin

Davidsons Specialist Butchers, at Royans of Elgin

John Davidson is passionate about meat and his shop has received the top accolade of UK Butcher’s shop of the year. His produce has won many awards and plaudits from the Scottish Craft Butchers and Q Guild. All beef is hand picked from local Aberdeenshire farms. The lamb is Specially Selected Scotch Lamb sourced directly Read more

Royal Highland Show

Royal Highland Show

Every June the ‘Highland’ is the pinnacle of Scottish food and farming events, but its appeal stretches well beyond Scotland’s borders to make it not only one of the UK and Europe’s premier agricultural shows but also a great day out for all the family, featuring many other activities including food, crafts and flowers. One Read more

The Roost

The Roost

Tim & Anna have moved on to pastures new (2017) and the Restaurant is currently closed but still sometimes open for special events over the next few months so please contact them direct on their weblink. They be serving lunch on Sunday the 28th of January. Book tables on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, so Read more

The Sisters, Jordanhill

The Sisters, Jordanhill

Jacqueline is the classic ambassador for Scottish produce as she cooks expertly in the kitchens whilst ‘wee sis’ is greeter par excellence. Jak has also competed superbly on The Great British Menu Series and often demonstrates for Quality Meat Scotland. She is a popular face these days on TV and at national events. Jordanhill is cosy Read more

Stravaigin

Stravaigin

Winner of Best Informal Restaurant in West Region Thistle Awards 2017. Another real favourite – this venue has character, attitude, and great food. There is a vibrant bar upstairs and warm buzzing bistro downstairs. Menus are quite international in style using finest Scottish produce and often with a bit of humour too. Well worth a visit. Read more

Sarti, Renfield St

Sarti, Renfield St

Sarti has been a Glasgow institution these past 25 years and still going strong with a dedicated following for their authentic north Italian food. This particular one is, the newest of the three,  in a converted bank from the 1890’s complete with Murano chandeliers from Venice. At Sarti Renfield Street there are various event nights throughout the Read more

Sarti, Bath Street

Sarti, Bath Street

Sarti Bath Street, described as “Not an Italian restaurant, but a restaurant in Italy” by the London Times. Sarti has been a Glasgow institution these past 25 years and still going strong with a dedicated following for their authentic north Italian food. It feels like stepping into a café in Torino during Slow Food Salone del Read more

l’escargot bleu

l’escargot bleu

This bistro has the delightful tagline ‘French Twist Using The Best of Scotland’ and it truly does. These delightful bistros are French in style yet proud of their use of Scottish produce. Meats, usually named by breed, are often slow cooked for full flavour; fish and shellfish are skilfully cooked with a lightness of touch. Read more

Rouge d’Ecosse Wheat

Rouge d’Ecosse Wheat

Wholemeal certified organic wheat flour freshly milled from Scottish heritage wheat variety Rouge d’Ecosse. This grain was almost gone and thanks to enormous effort, a few enthusiasts have enabled a viable quantity to be cultivated. Most was grown at Mungoswells in East Lothian. It is this grain that now being milled into flour. Scotland The Bread has Read more

Guga

Guga

No contact details. Local knowledge required. They don’t come much more unique than the Guga, Gaelic for Gannet, harvested and prepared by a special group of 10 Ness men once a year for 2 weeks on the isle of Sùlaisgeir (Gannet Skerry), Sula being the Scandinavian word for Gannet. Sùlaisgeir is a desolate rocky isle Read more

Gordon Castle Plum

Gordon Castle Plum

The Gordon Castle plum was bred by John Webster, head gardener at Gordon Castle near Fochabers in Moray and first recorded in 1864. It is a late dessert plum from the north of Scotland. It has large yellow oval fruit, with a pink blush where it catches the sun, that ripen in September. The fruit Read more

Selkirk Bannock

Selkirk Bannock

The Selkirk Bannock is a famous Border baked treat, a richly fruited bread dough, individually hand made, traditionally served at afternoon tea. It is recorded as the only thing that Queen Victoria would eat when she visited Sir Walter Scott in 1867 and The Selkirk Bannock is first mentioned in 1819 in Scott’s poem The Read more

Mr Little’s Yetholm Gypsy Potatoes

Mr Little’s Yetholm Gypsy Potatoes

Mr Little’s Yetholm Gypsy is a distinctive and unique heritage potato with a wonderful name which summarises its historical connection to its original community. It has a unique colour with an eye­catching distinctive red, white and blue patterned skin, and has a versatile flesh good for boiling, steaming and roasting. The potato is held in Read more

Buttery

Buttery

The Buttery or Rowie is a unique breakfast item with a distinctive crispy, flaky, flattened structure similar to a croissant, associated with Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. It has a pronounced buttery, salty taste. The buttery is produced commercially but with fats such as palm oil and marg, posing a threat to the original product. It is Read more

Wild Scottish Juniper

Wild Scottish Juniper

Rare to find so good luck! Found across Scotland, it thrives in drier areas where trees enjoy bright sunshine and open space. The foliage consists of needles and its fruit a blue and aromatic berry. The young shoots were also used for seasoning. Juniper is now among our most rare trees, due mainly to a Read more

Traditional Finnan Haddie

Traditional Finnan Haddie

A true Finnan Haddie is a split, whole gutted fish, not the mass-produced dyed boneless fillets. The delicate smoke gives it a wonderful flavor. It has a long association with the famous Scottish soup Cullen Skink, also poached in milk for breakfast, and the main ingredient in kedgeree. Traditionally cold smoked over peat, from Aberdeenshire, Read more

Tappit Shetland Hen

Tappit Shetland Hen

Unless you live on Shetland you will have to breed your own for eggs – these are extremely rare. Another breed entirely thanks to the Isbisters at Burland Croft. These hens are very rare and all originate from only the Shetland Isles. They have been breeding Shetland Hens since the 1970’s at Burland Croft on the Read more

Soay Sheep

Soay Sheep

The Soay has the most primitive appearance of any British sheep breed and takes its name from the island of Soay in the St. Kilda group in the far north of Scotland. The meat is delicious, dark and full flavoured – often sold as mutton for slow cooking. They are brown in colour, from tan Read more

Shetland Wet Salt Cured Ling

Shetland Wet Salt Cured Ling

The method of wet salt-curing is to de-head and split the fish open so it can be laid flat. Often they are filleted but the skin is left on. It is laid in coarse salt for one week as with the dry salt-cured ling, only this time they are only in the kiln for a few days. Read more

Shetland Black Potato

Shetland Black Potato

Shetland Black potatoes have been saved thanks to the efforts of the Isbisters who grow a small crop on their croft that are available in season on Shetland. They are also supporting the growing of these potatoes in school gardens on Shetland. For the rest of us heritage potato companies will supply them and you Read more

Shetland Cabbage

Shetland Cabbage

Fairly unavailable – currently researching seed specialists. This has been saved thanks to the efforts of the Isbisters who you will read all about on these pages. They grow a small crop on their croft where it is available in season on Shetland. They are also supporting the growing in school gardens on Shetland and arrange Read more

Shetland Duck

Shetland Duck

This are not available for eating due to scarcity, unless you breed some yourself, but their eggs are available locally. Another breed entirely thanks to the Isbisters at Burland Croft. Thanks to them the true breeding Shetland Duck is still in existence. These ducks are very rare and all originate from only the Shetland Isles. They have Read more

Shetland Geese

Shetland Geese

This is not available for eating due to scarcity, unless you breed some yourself, but their eggs are available locally. The Shetland Goose is considered to be a domestic bird with Greylag ancestry and valued for its ability to thrive on grazing, fertilise the pasture, egg production, meat, and even feather and down for insulation. The Read more

Scots Dumpy Hen

Scots Dumpy Hen

This are not available for eating due to scarcity. If you would like to keep hens, they could be perfect for you. This ancient landrace breed existed over 700 years ago.  It has a large, low heavy body. There is no set colour for the Scots Dumpy, although black with glossy green, or cuckoo feathering Read more

Scots Grey Hen

Scots Grey Hen

This is not available for eating due to scarcity but you may wish consider breeding them! The Scots Grey is an old breed of domestic chicken originating in Scotland in the sixteenth century.  The chicken has barred feathering of metallic black on a steel grey background. It is an excellent forager and was suited to Read more

Salt Herring

Salt Herring

In the late 19th century, Scotland became the world’s largest producer of salt herring. 90% was exported in wooden barrels to Eastern Europe, Russia, Scandinavia and Germany where the Scottish cure was highly esteemed.   The curing method handed down through generations as the best way of preserving highly perishable herring. The pickling method the Scots Read more

Salted Dry Cured Ling

Salted Dry Cured Ling

There is archaeological evidence that this preservation method of curing ling has been going on at least since 900AD on Shetland, Orkney and Western Isles. The large well-built boats allowed them to catch great quantities from the deep waters off the Scottish coast. They needed to be salted in layers to preserve them until they Read more

Reestit Mutton

Reestit Mutton

Reestit Mutton is mutton from Native Shetland Sheep (Ark of Taste) salted in brine and hung to dry traditionally in the rafters, reest, of the house above a peat fire. The peaty smoke helps to season the meat and after being smoked, the meat is butchered, put into a secret brine recipe and left for Read more

Papa Stour Shetland Hen

Papa Stour Shetland Hen

Another breed entirely thanks to the Isbisters at Burland Croft. These hens are very rare and all originate from only the Shetland Isles. They have been breeding Shetland Hens since the 1970’s at Burland Croft on the island of Trondra. There are so few left they are in a highly vulnerable position. There are currently 2 Read more

Dulse & Pepper Dulse

Dulse & Pepper Dulse

Pepper dulse (Osmundea pinnatifida) is a red seaweed with smaller leaves than Dulse, another Ark product. It delicious raw or dried with a unique intense garlicky and truffle taste. When dried it has an umami flavor. Seaweed has been eaten around coastal areas and was part of the diet of crofters for centuries providing a Read more

Original Arbroath Smokies

Original Arbroath Smokies

Local haddock hot smoked in barrels in small batches under hessian – white fragrant flakes with no additives or dyes. Arbroath Smokies originated in the tiny village of Auchmithie where the Scandinavian influence brought about this delightful delicacy. Fishwives originally smoked the fish in halved barrels with fires underneath, trapping the smoke under layers of Read more

Original Belted Galloway Cattle

Original Belted Galloway Cattle

This specific fold is not available for eating due to scarcity. There is written evidence there were Galloways in Wigtownshire 400 years ago and developed in the 17thC. Not all were black and white, some were Dun (brown) and white ‘Belties.’ Their shaggy coat and face give the Belted Galloway a ‘teddy bear’ appearance. Originally Read more

North Ronaldsay Sheep

North Ronaldsay Sheep

The sheep have a small head, with the ewes having a dished face. Rams are horned and ewes vary. The sheep have a double-layered fleece with a very coarse outer-wool, and an extremely fine, soft inner-wool. The North Ronaldsay Sheep are one of only two animals in the world able to subsist entirely on seaweed, leading Read more

Native Scottish Goat

Native Scottish Goat

Goats first appeared in Scotland before sheep and date back as far as 8 thousand years ago when there was still ice in Scotland, yet there are those authorities that wish to deem it an invasive ‘alien’ species to enable it to be eradicated! This is a Stone Age goat! The goats are endangered and ‘under Read more

Mountain Hare

Mountain Hare

These are alarmingly threatened by extinction and are not for consumption for the forseeable future. The mountain hare is genuinely native to the UK, unlike the more common Brown Hare or even the rabbit, both of which are introduced species. In recent times, it has received some protection as in Scotland there is a defined close Read more

Musselburgh Leek

Musselburgh Leek

Musselburgh leeks are a short variety with thick white stems. They differ from the “London leek” that have more evenly spaced leaves around the stem. Soils that are fertile, rich and well drained provide ideal growing conditions for leeks. Lowland soils have these characteristics and are, therefore, important areas. Leeks should ideally be planted outdoors Read more

James Grieve Apple

James Grieve Apple

It is considered a very Scottish variety with strong historic links to Edinburgh. It is sharp and juicy – a delicious and attractive apple. Mr Grieve bred his own variety of apple whilst working at Dickson & Son Nursery. The James Grieve Apple is spoken of with pride. It is becoming more popular as a garden Read more

Isle of Barra Snails

Isle of Barra Snails

The unique natural clean island maritime air, the banning of pesticides on Barra and the herbage of the machair make this island snail unique. Gerard MacDonald, The Isle of Barra Oyster Company, who lives on Barra made it his business to resurrect a market for this fine product and approached SF Chef Alliance Member Fred Read more

Highland Burgundy Red Potato

Highland Burgundy Red Potato

This unique looking variety of the potato has a sweet taste, floury texture and a visual striking look that is distinctive red. Highland Burgundy Red is only available in a few farm shops across the country and purchased and appreciated by the few people who still know this variety. Highland Burgundy is grown in only one Read more

Hebridean Sheep

Hebridean Sheep

They are direct descendants of the ancient North European short tailed sheep that came to Scotland 8 thousand years ago. Small, hardy and lively ewes rarely weighing more than 40kg. Eaten on the archipelago of the Hebrides with a few cooks and chefs seeking it out by mail order on the mainland. Their dainty frame means Read more

Cambusnethan Pippin

Cambusnethan Pippin

This is a good firm eating apple with an interesting history and very specific geographical significance. Once, like many heirloom varieties, it was remarkably popular and enjoyed throughout Scotland; nowadays lost its fame and popularity. The Cambusnethan Pippin has been revived from obscurity and planted as a community initiative in the primary school in the Read more

Boreray Sheep

Boreray Sheep

A primitive breed of sheep, with a small, slender frame, their wool is known to be fine and good for spinning.  All have heavy spiraling horns and their meat is flavoursome and usually eaten as hogget or mutton to allow the meat to mature. Boreray Island is part of the St. Kilda group. The breed Read more

Bloody Ploughman Apple

Bloody Ploughman Apple

Due to the memorable story of its inception, it is an apple that engages the imagination and it is also both beautiful and delicious. The story goes that a ploughman was caught stealing apples from the Megginch Estate and shot dead by a gamekeeper. When his body was returned to his wife she found some of Read more

Beremeal

Beremeal

Beremeal is flour made from Bere, an old variety of six-row barley described as having an earthy, slightly astringent, nutty flavour. Traditionally used to make a bannock, a specialty of Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles. Beremeal was widely used throughout Scotland where barley bannocks were eaten as the main bread. Hand mills or querns produced Read more

Beauty of Moray Apple

Beauty of Moray Apple

The Beauty of Moray is an old Scottish cooking apple, first recorded in 1883, a favourite in the North of Scotland. Hardy, moderately vigorous tree with attractive small pink blossom, noted for its beauty – hence the name. It flowers mid-season in the north of Scotland, thus overlapping with almost all other trees, so pollination Read more

Arran Victory Potato

Arran Victory Potato

Cultivated on the Isle of Arran for, and named in celebration of the end of WW1 in 1918. Its defining feature is the deep purple-blue hue of its skin and whiter-than- most within. It has a special place in Scottish history with a specific region, from one of the Inner Hebridean isles. Because of its excellent Read more

Witchery by the Castle

Witchery by the Castle

Lavishly unique and steeped in history. Right next to Edinburgh castle and elegantly styled it is always a gastronomic delight to dine here. Now over 30 years young, this was James Thomson’s first restaurant venture in Edinburgh and still winning accolades today. Now also with incredible residential suites above, within this amazing magical Edinburgh site. Read more

Yester Farm Dairies

Yester Farm Dairies

DAIRY WITH FULL RANGE OF MILKS CHEESEMAKER & CULTURED CREAMS PASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN COWS Family farm by Gifford selling the full range of pasteurised whole, semi-skimmed and skimmed milks, creams, yoghurts, creme fraiche, soured cream, full fat and low fat cream cheeses, and tasty cottage cheese. They even produce mozzarella, perfect for home Read more

West Highland Dairy

West Highland Dairy

CHEESEMAKER & CHEESE COURSES PASTEURISED MILK FROM RANGE OF COWS INCLUDING CHANNEL ISLAND VEGETARIAN RENNET ON COURSES FARM SHOP Kathy and David are internationally renowned for their cheese and cheesemaking courses. Indeed I have seen Kathy’s well-thumbed book ‘Practical Cheesemaking’ on many a cheesemaker’s bookshelf in Scandinavia too! They run courses where many of our Read more

Wester Ross Salmon

Wester Ross Salmon

Wester Ross is the oldest and only independent, owner-operated salmon farm in UK. They have been handcrafting salmon in the rugged Highlands since 1977. Their farmers personally look after the salmon every day, whatever the weather, on their owner-operated farm. They take care and pride in our high standards Organic diet – carefully tailored to achieve Read more

Whighams Wine Cellars

Whighams Wine Cellars

Atmospheric cellars with a host of well-selected wines, many offered by the glass. The impressive menu has an emphasis on fine local produce, wholesome Scottish food with a seafood emphasis – you can have a full meal or just a light bite. These home made fishcakes were brilliant! This West End wine bar has been on Read more

Whitmuir The Organic Place

Whitmuir The Organic Place

Whitmuir is an organic working farm growing seasonal produce and rearing Tamworth pigs, Shorthorn cattle and lamb. They have also planted an “edible and boozy hedge” – sounds like years of interesting tasting ahead! Wonderful organic food hall, restaurant and art gallery include an excellent CHEESE COUNTER. Whitmuir has also devised their Carbon Offset farm Read more

Winston Churchill Venison

Winston Churchill Venison

Family business specializing in wild venison, harvested from the hills of Argyll. They have developed speciality sausage, burger and haggis range, plus game birds in season. Awarded Best Rural Retailer 2005. I often use their produce in recipes as I love venison and it is consistently absolutely delicious. They can be found at game fairs Read more

Viewfield House

Viewfield House

This genuine ancestral family home is over 200 years old with original features and personal history. It has been the home of the Macdonalds for many generations and you are invited into their home – the atmosphere is Scottish House Party with its own unique charm. The family heirlooms, delightful meals and the personal attention give Read more

Walkers Shortbread Ltd

Walkers Shortbread Ltd

World famous shortbread, in every shape and size. A lovely family business with a fine taste for a good recipe. Still made to their traditional recipes in Aberlour, their distinctive packaging pops up on shelves across the globe! Baked using only the finest ingredients with no additives, colourings, flaourings or preservatives. Click on the link Read more

Valvona & Crolla Elm Row Delicatessen & Caffè Bar

Valvona & Crolla Elm Row Delicatessen & Caffè Bar

Edinburgh’s original Italian Food and Wine Emporium, established in 1934 – World class Italian – no food guide worth its sea salt should be without it! This amazing store of predominantly Italian gourmet food is a wonderful journey for all the senses. Look upwards and you will see giant risotto pans alongside hams. Inhale wonderful Read more

Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop Cheese

Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop Cheese

This cheese has 17thC roots. In 1690, a farmer’s daughter made it a mile from this very farm, with huge success. She taught the making of this ‘sweetmilk’ cheese that became known as Dunlop. Her whole milk recipe creates a superior cheese – previously only skimmed milk had been used, a by-product of butter making. Read more

Ubiquitous Chip

Ubiquitous Chip

I first dined here in the 80’s – I remember sitting at the next table to Denis Waterman who had a number one at the time so that dates the year and the week!! I still think it is a wonderful place. A fine family business, founder Ronnie Clydesdale is sadly no longer with us, Read more

Uradale Farm – Native Shetland Lamb & Shetland Kye

Uradale Farm – Native Shetland Lamb & Shetland Kye

Ronnie and his family farm Uradale organically with SOPA (Scottish Organic Producers Association) Membership. They are dedicated to the heritage breeds indigenous to the Shetland Isles : Native Shetland Lamb, beef from the Shetland Cow (‘Kye’) and organic Native Shetland Wool. Native Shetland Lamb happily exist in the most rugged land and extreme climate but their Read more

The Sisters, Kelvingrove

The Sisters, Kelvingrove

Jacqueline is the classic ambassador for Scottish produce as she cooks expertly in the kitchens whilst ‘wee sis’ is greeter par excellence. Jak has also competed superbly on The Great British Menu Series and often demonstrates for Quality Meat Scotland. She is a popular face these days on TV and at national events. Their Kelvingrove restaurant is contemporary Read more

The Torridon

The Torridon

Catering in Scotland Excellence Award Independent Hotel of the Year 2016 and CiS Finalist for Sustainable Business Award 2016.  Absolutely stunning location, set in 58 acres of parkland, this glorious country house is a perfect getaway from urban pressures. You can chill and relax or embark on a range of outdoor activities should you so Read more

The Torridon Inn

The Torridon Inn

This cosy inn is only 100metres from the Torridon hunting lodge, offering an alternative informal menu and place to relax or use as a base whilst enjoying the activities on offer. The rooms are really pretty, arranged around the historic converted steadings, all on ground level. The lovely breakfast is served at the Inn where Read more

The Townhouse

The Townhouse

Just across the square from Burts and equally delightful in its own individual way, The Townhouse is also owned by the Henderson family, who have deservedly won many accolades for their fine food and hospitality. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club, you have the choice of relaxed eating in the Brasserie or dining in the Read more

Tower Restaurant & Terrace

Tower Restaurant & Terrace

Pure style on the rooftop of the National Museum of Scotland – a view matched only by the menu. This is another inspirational venue and menu from James Thomson, of Prestonfield fame. This is a smooth luxury city venue, minimalist and chic yet only a short walk from Princes Street in the city centre. Perfect Read more

The Lynnfield Hotel & Restaurant

The Lynnfield Hotel & Restaurant

An exceptional hotel with lots of character on the outskirts of Kirkwall adjacent to Highland Park Distillery. This family owned hotel offers graceful bedrooms furnished with beautiful antiques, complete with books on local history and a wonderful country house feeling throughout. The en suite bathrooms are top notch and stunningly contemporary. There are several public Read more

The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland

The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland

Promoting the advancement of health, hygiene and safety in Scotland. Based in Edinburgh REHIS is an independent self-financing Scottish registered charity promoting education and professional practice in environmental health. REHIS acts as the awarding body for a number of qualifications in Food Safety, Food and Health and Occupational Health and Safety, details of which are Read more

The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant

The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant

Stylish and contemporary, the latest addition to the National Galleries of Scotland makes a gastonomical experience also a cultural one! Here Victor and Carina Contini bring you traditional recipes and fresh produce from local suppliers, and their own kitchen garden, only this time the menu is more celtic than Italian and equally successful. A fabulous Read more

Summer Harvest Oils

Summer Harvest Oils

This superb quality cold pressed rapeseed oil has been winning prestigious awards, Double Star Great Taste Award 2010 and Double Award Winners ‘Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2009’ right through to present day. Sometimes we get hung up on olive oils but the Nordic countries have long appreciated the health and taste benefits of high Read more

Supernature

Supernature

Award-winning cold pressed rapeseed oil from the Lothians. They produce classic oil and infusions with lemon, ginger, chilli and a range of herbs. The fertile land, sunshine and showers yield a healthy crop – you can see the fields ablaze with yellow flowers as you drive through. Supernature is  a Spring Rapeseed Oil, planted in spring, Read more

Tain Pottery

Tain Pottery

Tain pottery has long been part of our dinner service at home. I firmly believe good artisan food deserves lovely plates and such artistry as Robert’s and his team gives me great pleaure to use and display. His hand-painted ceramics reflect nature and Scotland: animals, flowers, tartan,  and poetry in vibrant shades and delicate pastels – Read more

The Inn on Loch Lomond

The Inn on Loch Lomond

This charming Inn has been radically restored into a superb contemporary dining venue. Sister establishment to Lodge on Loch Lomond where the standards are always exceptionally high, here is an additional option for you to enjoy. Sitting on the bank overlooking the loch it is a relaxed venue with great kerb appeal. The menus are Read more

The Lovat, Loch Ness

The Lovat, Loch Ness

A charming Victorian mansion by Loch Ness, proud holder of the Catering in Scotland Environment Award for its passion for all things eco. The menus are sustainable and delicious, local and inspired. Owned by the same family as The Torridon, this place is very special and well worth a visit. Here is the charming entrance Read more

St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Co

St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Co

CHEESEMAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM THEIR OWN HOME BRED HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN COWS TRADITIONAL RENNET ON FARM RETAIL AND CAFE Visit Fife’s only farmhouse cheesemakers. The glass wall allows you to watch the action and Jane’s cheeses are a delicious asset to this lovely region. Her well stocked cheese counter is the perfect place to buy her Read more

Stein Inn

Stein Inn

The oldest inn on Skye dating from 1790 – and a cheery couthie place to dine and stay. Idyllic setting on shore with stunning waterfront views of the bay The Stein Inn is steeped in character and an excellent place from which to check out the local walks, mountains, birdlife and brews! Local beers; malts Read more

Seriously Good Venison

Seriously Good Venison

Vikki’s cheery smile and beautiful stand can be found at many a farmers’ market and event. Her Venison is delicious, versatile, healthy and sustainable …and is Seriously Good! Check out her website for on line orders, product details, events and farmers’ markets. She has a wonderfully retro customised vehicle and is often seen catering at events Read more

Soutra Coffee House

Soutra Coffee House

A delightful addition to the Carfaemill family enterprise is this super coffee shop 4 miles along the road from the hotel. Light and airy restaurant with home bakes, meals and edible gifts too – tablet, jams…. Food to go too if you are in a hurry so a very handy and bonnie venue on the Read more

Rowan Glen Dairy Products Ltd

Rowan Glen Dairy Products Ltd

CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN COWS VEGETARIAN RENNET With decades of experience making yogurt, Rowan Glen knows a thing or two about great-tasting dairy products. Renowned for their extensive range of high-quality, nutritious products, they’ve got something for all the family. Their popular family blocks of cheese are tasty for slicing, grating and cooking in Read more

Royal Dunkeld

Royal Dunkeld

Cheery friendly atmosphere in this former coaching inn in the charming historic small town of Dunkeld, also famous for its cathedral – and actually an excellent kitchen shop too! Good home cooked food and warm hospitality. Weddings and events also catered for. Independently owned with some excellent offers on their website.

Sarti, Wellington St

Sarti, Wellington St

This charming place was the first Sarti to open and has now been a Glasgow institution these past 25 years and still going strong with a dedicated following for their authentic north Italian food. Sarti has also become a popular place to shop for your festive goodies and hampers. It feels like stepping into a cafe Read more

Scottish Artisan Crowdie

Scottish Artisan Crowdie

Crowdie is a traditional fresh Scottish cheese dating back to the Viking era, and possibly even Pictish. Traditionally made in every farmhouse on a small scale with milk from their traditional house cow – Ayrshire or Galloway, Highland, Black Angus, Fife Cattle (extinct) or North Dairy Shorthorn. Ann’s crowdie at Dunlop Dairy is the most Read more

Scottish Food Studio

Scottish Food Studio

Wendy’s Food Studio in Fife, for sustainable cooking courses, meetings, projects and bespoke events. Arrange your own date or see forthcoming courses – a perfect gift. This coastal venue is home to Wendy’s range of food related activities including courses on sustainable produce, log-fired cooking and food tourism; showcasing regional artisan produce, food styling and photography. Read more

Scottish Fruit Company

Scottish Fruit Company

This company picks, trades and forages in orchards, gardens and wild places seeking out Scotland’s natural fruit. Danya uses her skills and passion to create wonderful medieval flavours and natural tastes from our food heritage using old varietals to create cordials and fruit cheeses. A fascinating venture resulting in delicious tastes. The delicious cordials make fantastic ‘mocktails’ and Read more

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Rhubarb the restaurant is at Prestonfield House. This magnificient historic mansion has been creatively and sensitively restored to its former glory. Set in grounds with peacocks and highland cattle the whole experience is unforgettable – it is also on record for growing Scotland’s first rhubarb, until then an uknown plant. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Read more

Rora Dairy

Rora Dairy

YOGHURT MAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN, JERSEY & NORWEGIAN RED COWS New (May2017) suppliers of artisan yoghurt. Delicious Bio live, pasteurised and non-homogenized natural and set yoghurts, with a couple of flavours to follow. The family have been farming the land for 300 years and today run a dairy farm with 250 cows and Read more

Rothiemurchus Estate Farm Shop & Druie Café

Rothiemurchus Estate Farm Shop & Druie Café

Rothiemurchus is a superb family run Highland Estate set at the heart of the stunning Cairngorms National Park. Passionate about delicious food, Rothiemurchus not only produces its very own succulent Highland Beef, Velvety Forest Venison and fresh Rainbow Trout all home reared on the estate, it has a plethora of other delicacies and tempting treats Read more

Ramsay of Carluke

Ramsay of Carluke

Multi award winning bacon, cooked meats, cured hams and sausages from the 5th generation of this famous family business and Rick Stein Food Hero – always outstanding produce and award winner at Scottish Food & Drink Excellence Awards. Their bacon is cured and matured from outdoor-reared free range pigs which have been specifically selected from Read more

Rannoch Smokery

Rannoch Smokery

Originally fine smoked free range venison from their own estate. Now in addition to the excellent venison and Winner of many Great Taste Awards, this family owned business also produces marvellous pâtés, smoked duck, lamb, chicken and now smoked goose too. Delicious produce of the highest quality available in the best delicatessens and farm shops. Excellent Read more

Ravenstar B&B

Ravenstar B&B

Also known as the home of Isle of Lewis Cheese Company, Dave & Jane run a super B&B on their Croft, where they also grow much of their own produce, just a short drive from the island’s capital. Why would you want to stay in Stornoway when you can enjoy a taste of crofting life Read more

Real Food Café

Real Food Café

This ingenious concept is a firm favourite with hikers and tourers, locals and tourists. You may be forgiven for thinking this is a fish & chip shop but whilst it’s on the menu, in its most sustainable form, this is so much more…buzzing and lively, super baking and fabulous location! All meats for their sausages and Read more

Paterson Arran Ltd

Paterson Arran Ltd

Famous for its classic shortbread fingers, now with an ever-increasing range on offer from Petticoat Tails to their latest Shortbreaks. They are not only delicious as biscuits but also can be very useful for desserts – check out their website for recipe ideas and presentation gift sets. They are also famous for their range of Read more

Peelham Farm Produce

Peelham Farm Produce

Tamworth and Tamworth-Duroc pigs all organically reared slowly outside and fed on home-grown natural produce. Tasty Hams, Toulouse & Cumberland sausages, rashers, salamis & fresh cuts of pork. Member of Scottish Craft Butchers Available online shop and at several farmers’ market they are also sought after by Slow Food Chef Alliance Chefs. They cure and sell their Read more

Post & Pantry

Post & Pantry

Aberdour’s new Post Office & Delicatessen – a great new addition to this coastal village. When Gordon, our resident postmaster retired, villagers were concerned that we would lose that vital service but we need not have worried as Amanda & Pamela have embraced ‘postmastery’ and combined it with a terrific delicatessen with a cornucopia of goodies: Read more

Prestonfield Rhubarb

Prestonfield Rhubarb

Prestonfield was built in 1687 for Sir James Dick, Lord Provost of Edinburgh from 1679 to 1681 during which time he used his own money to clean up the filthy streets of Edinburgh. The by-product was spread on his lands at Prestonfield – no doubt why later it was so fertile for his grandson, Sir Read more

Original Fresh Blood Scots Black Pudding

Original Fresh Blood Scots Black Pudding

Essentially a blood pudding, the ordinary folk of Scotland thrived on this healthy cheap food. Over the years it became industrialised and although still popular it is not what it once was – dried foreign blood imports are now used and few originals remain. The traditional method requires fresh blood from the animals at slaughter Read more

Orkney Creamery

Orkney Creamery

Maker of the famous luxury Orkney Ice Cream, they are also the main producers of milk on the islands from their farm at Crantit near Kirkwall. They created their first ice cream in 1995 and it proved an instant hit. Now available in a range of delicious flavours – with more being added regularly – Orkney Read more

Parklands Hotel

Parklands Hotel

Parklands is a gracious period residence overlooking the pretty links on the edge of Perth and perfectly located for road and rail links. An easy stroll to city centre it has its own 63@Parklands restaurant for fine dining at its best under the dedicated eye of Graeme Pallister, with traditional and new dishes. For a Read more

Arran Fine Foods

Arran Fine Foods

Producing a great range at their enterprise by the bonnie village of Lamlash on Arran. Arran Fine Foods has scooped 12 Great Taste Awards this decade, including for Matured Apple and Arran Ale Chutney and Smooth Honey Mustard. Their delicious range of chutneys and mustards are great as condiments but also as wonderful ingredients to enhance Read more

Monachyle Mhor

Monachyle Mhor

Memorable elevated lochside location with exceptional food and a roaring log fire. The ‘mother ship’ of Mhor! Well worth seeking out. Mhor is renowned across Europe and beyond for its award-winning restaurant with chef proprietor Tom Lewis, appointed Regional Ambassador for Central, Fife & Tayside Thistle Awards 2017 and Member of Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance. Originally Read more

Mr C’s Handcrafted Pies (formerly Acanthus Hand Raised Pies)

Mr C’s Handcrafted Pies (formerly Acanthus Hand Raised Pies)

This man is something else!! Robert’s pies are in Roux Restaurants; served at the Ryder Cup; seen on Outlander, and available at Fortnum & Mason, London’s top food emporium. Look out for his amazing pies in the Lakeland Catalogue too! Many congratulations, Robert. Robert has justly won many awards for his amazing handcrafted pies and Read more

Native Bred Aberdeen Angus

Native Bred Aberdeen Angus

Native Bred Aberdeen Angus beef has fine marbling that gives juicy flavoursome meat. It must be grass fed and suitably hung.  The meat is less grainy, more buttery and malleable in texture. There are dedicated farmers who still retain their pure bred herds but the Aberdeen Angus Society only needs the beasts to be sired Read more

Lodge on Loch Lomond

Lodge on Loch Lomond

Imaginative creation of the Colquhoun family right on the shore with terrific food and a warm friendly welcome. The menus are absolutely delicious and brimming with local produce. Great for romantic dinners, family get togethers and wedding belles or just a great day trip for lunch. The open plan dining and the warmth of woods and Read more

Macbeths of Forres

Macbeths of Forres

Jock is a welcome regular at Gardening Scotland at Scottish Food Guide Pavilion and at Royal Highland Show. A highly respected meat and game dealer with super butcher shop in Forres and online mail order shop too. In 1986 Jock’s parents Mike & Sue Gibson bought the established butcher’s shop as a direct outlet for their Read more

McTaggarts

McTaggarts

2017 Winner Fife Retail Business Awards ‘Best Eatery Award.’ A fine cafe bistro in the heart of the pretty award-winning village of Aberdour in the old cooperative building, transformed into an elegant eatery. A very popular spot for locals and tourists alike. Walkers and cyclists have discovered it too as the perfect place to pause. You will Read more

Mhor 84 Motel

Mhor 84 Motel

Tom Lewis’ latest venture and what a great concept. He bought a tired inn and created the ideal stopping, eating place! The perfect roadside inn to rest awhile in among their delightful upcycled props and furnishinngs. Very welcoming, a touch rustic and Nordic Celt, it opens from 8am when they serve fabby breakfasts. We have often Read more

Mhor Bread

Mhor Bread

With Tom’s dedicated approach to local produce I suppose it was inevitable he would open a bread shop (and fish shop) in Callander. He is using as locally sourced grains as possible, hand crafted doughs, and wonderful recipes reflecting Scotland’s great heritage for breads. I particularly adore his fruit bread (maybe he calls it tealoaf) Read more

Mhor Fish

Mhor Fish

With Tom’s dedicated approach to local produce I suppose it was inevitable he would open a fish shop (and bakery) in Callander. He and his family have built up a top ranking reputation for amazing food and ambience at Monachyle Mhor. Still a working farm Tom and his team work with their own meat and game Read more

Michaela Huber Cabinet Maker

Michaela Huber Cabinet Maker

I first met Michaela 20 years ago when she created the most perfect escritoire for my daughter’s birthday, so it seemed appropriate to seek her out when I needed an extra special cake stand, and I was not disappointed. Having trained as a cabinetmaker in Munich she moved to Scotland in 1980 and after working Read more

Letterfinlay Foods

Letterfinlay Foods

Proud to supply ‘from a croft to a castle.’ Letterfinlay is still a family run Specialist Food business supplying hotels, restaurants and private customers throughout the Highlands & Islands of Scotland. They supply Scottish Beef, Lamb, Venison and game from their own butchery. Their fishmonger supplies fresh Scottish salmon and shellfish as well as traditionally smoked Read more

Lodge at Carfraemill

Lodge at Carfraemill

Travelling northwards or southwards – or just having a pleasant drive out from Edinburgh, this family run hotel is perfect for a lovely lunch or dinner. Family friendly with a lovely range of options for all. Great informal atmosphere and quite a landmark in the region. The meals are all delicious – and their desserts Read more

John Lawson Butcher (Broxburn)

John Lawson Butcher (Broxburn)

John Lawson is a prime example of the traditional Scottish family butcher we should celebrate and support. Their beef and lamb is reared on the family farm and are prepared on their premises. They specialize in dry aged beef matured on the bone for a minimum of 21 days. They have been crowned the Scotch Lamb Read more

John Lawson Butcher (Winchburgh)

John Lawson Butcher (Winchburgh)

John Lawson is a prime example of the traditional Scottish family butcher we should celebrate and support. Their beef and lamb is reared on the family farm and are prepared on their premises. They specialize in dry aged beef matured on the bone for a minimum of 21 days. They have been crowned the Scotch Read more

Killiecrankie Hotel

Killiecrankie Hotel

Award winning restaurant within this stunning country house hotel in the heart of Perthshire. Great for a relaxing holiday, or a tranquil pause en route to the Highlands. With 10 individually decorated rooms, a stylish whisky bar and superb food served in their dining room and bar conservatory, this country house has bags of charm and Read more

Kinloch Lodge

Kinloch Lodge

Winner of Most Hospitable Hotel, Thistle Awards 2017  Lady Claire Macdonald has done wonders for Skye – indeed for all of Scotland. Kinloch Lodge’s renowned hospitality provides the ideal escape from our hectic lifestyles. ‘Charming, cosy and discreetly luxurious’ as they say, and it could not be more accurate. You can even book in for Read more

Knipoch Hotel

Knipoch Hotel

Charming family run country house hotel serving tasty local produce in their gracious diningrooms including their own home smoked salmon. There are various diningrooms making it ideal for a private functions too. There are open fires and one room is even lined with oak, using paneling recovered from the ruins of Ypres Cathedral! There are Read more

Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge

This idyllic spot could be straight from an Agatha Christie novel! Indeed it has an interesting past and has played its part in the history of Scotland as the location for a meeting between Churchill and General Eisenhower in World War II and played a role in John Buchan’s 39 Steps – a favourite of mine. Read more

l’escargot blanc & bar à vin

l’escargot blanc & bar à vin

This bistro has the delightful tagline ‘French Twist Using The Best of Scotland’ and it truly does. Both these delightful bistros are totally French in style yet proud of their use of Scottish produce. Meats, usually named by breed, are often slow cooked for full flavour; fish and shellfish are skilfully cooked with a lightness Read more

Laprig Valley

Laprig Valley

A regular at farmers’ markets. Laprig is now well known for its fine apple drinks in single variety apple juice. They also do winter warmer blends with a difference, all apple based. They have planted many of their own apple trees and only ever use additional apples from the UK and in season. Tart apples can Read more

Isle of Lewis Cheese Company

Isle of Lewis Cheese Company

CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM COWS PASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN BRITISH TOGGENBURG GOATS VEGETARIAN RENNET B&B Thanks to the work and dedication of this couple, Lewis now has artisan cheese. Along with their home grown vegetables, preserves and free range eggs, this croft has a range of produce and of course goats for cheese production in Read more

Isle of Mull Cheese

Isle of Mull Cheese

CHEESEMAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN BROWN SWISS, FRIESIAN, SWEDISH RED, NORWEGIAN RED & MEUSE RHINE ISSEL COWS TRADITIONAL RENNET FARM SHOP CAFE This family of farmhouse artisan cheesemakers use their own dairy herds and traditional methods to produce award-winning unpasteurized Traditional Isle of Mull, and Hebridean Blue cheeses, along with Cloth Bound Tobermory Truckles and naturally Read more

Isle of Skye Sea Salt

Isle of Skye Sea Salt

Salann na Mara (Salt of the Sea) from Skye. It has a delicacy of flavour and a beauty in its crystals that impress me greatly. Some salts can be quite harsh, others like dust, but this has real style and a delightful story too… The last commercial attempt at producing sea salt on Skye was in Read more

John Lawson Butcher (Uphall)

John Lawson Butcher (Uphall)

John Lawson is a prime example of the traditional Scottish family butcher we should celebrate and support. Their beef and lamb is reared on the family farm and are prepared on their premises. They specialize in dry aged beef matured on the bone for a minimum of 21 days. They have been crowned the Scotch Read more

Henderson’s Vegan

Henderson’s Vegan

A trailblazer since the 60’s Henderson’s has done it again and launched Henderson’s Vegan at what was formerly their Thistle Street Bistro. When Janet Henderson first opened, her recipe for success was farm surplus vegetables, a passion for healthy family eating plus an interest in nutritional developments in mainland Europe. Edinburgers were greeted with raw foods, intriguing salads and Read more

Hill Bred Pedigree Highland Cattle

Hill Bred Pedigree Highland Cattle

Highland Cattle are iconic on picture postcards, yet few are aware how they have become heavier and ‘developed’ to give larger carcass and bigger cuts. This Hill Bred Pedigree Highland Cattle is an old strain that has not been developed and solely bred on the hill, the traditional way. When breeds become larger, their feet Read more

Inverawe Smokehouse

Inverawe Smokehouse

The wide range of deliciously smoked goodies makes selecting one tricky! Winners of Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards Excellence Award. They now have wonderful smoked mackerel and new portion sized Flaky Roast Smoked Salmon that won Gold at the Great Taste Awards – it has to be tasted! They also do a gorgeous Dill Read more

Island Cheese Company

Island Cheese Company

CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM FRIESIAN COWS VEGETARIAN RENNET RETAIL SHOP, BRODICK Family business on the Isle of Arran with a range of flavoured cheddars, from Classic Island Cheddar to mouthwatering intriguing variations. Founded in 1991, the Kinniburgh family purchased the Island Cheese Company in 2003. In 2004 they purchased Bellevue Cheese Company, also on Arran, Read more

H S Murray

H S Murray

Very popular Seafood specialist – excellent service and always with beautiful window displays featuring a superb range of high quality fish, caught sustainably. Foodies travel from all over Fife to enjoy Douglas’s shop and many local restaurateurs use him too. Local deliveries for Food Service. You can see his attractive blue and white van traveling Read more

Hardiesmill

Hardiesmill

Highly respected family business rearing Scotch Assured pedigree Native Aberdeen Angus in the traditional way, fed on grass and grass silage. Well hung beef from the finest Border countryside. They also make excellent haggis and are regulars at local farmers’ markets. Some of their pedigree stock graze at Scotland’s Museum of Rural Life at Wester Kittochside Read more

Henderson’s Café and Deli Holyrood

Henderson’s Café and Deli Holyrood

Henderson’s Café and Deli Holyrood serves delicious vegetarian and vegan food from 9am – 9pm Monday to Saturday. This light and airy venue by The Tun is just a moment up the road from Parliament so perfect for politicians, public, journalists, students et al. I think it will be a centre for all the chat the way coffee Read more

Henderson’s Farm Shop & Deli

Henderson’s Farm Shop & Deli

Janet Henderson started Henderson’s on this very site in the 60’s and it is still going strong, now in its third generation. The deli has had a total revamp and original tiling, even pre dating Janet, has been rediscovered, giving this deli and mini cafe a delightful retro yet polished feel – really fab! All the Read more

Gosford Bothy Farm Shop & Cafe

Gosford Bothy Farm Shop & Cafe

This super farm shop on the edge of Aberlady has a dedicated butcher counter with top notch produce – their own Wild Boar is naturally reared in family groups in this wooded East Lothian estate. Their Saddleback Pork is also excellent. Other local beef and hill lamb also available plus seasonal local game. Complete with butchery, Read more

Grants at Craigellachie

Grants at Craigellachie

Currently closed for refurbishment. Beautiful home on the shores of Loch Duich where you can enjoy imaginative dinners in their conservatory restaurant. The views of the loch and birdlife flitting around are really special. Further update when available. Liz also offers a very useful range of courses from REHIS Food Hygiene to Drinks Licensing, Health Read more

GreenCity Wholefoods

GreenCity Wholefoods

Supplier to East Ayrshire’s Food for Life schools, GreenCity Wholefoods is a Glasgow based workers co-operative supplying Scotland delivering over 5,000 vegetarian, vegan, organic, non-organic, gluten free options, a vast selection of artisan products and GM free wholefoods: grains and breads; a selection of cheeses and butters; grocery items; herbs and spices, nuts and seeds. Rebranded Read more

Guild of Baxters

Guild of Baxters

The Incorporation of Bakers “Baxters’ of the City of Edinburgh is one of the Edinburgh Trades – existing since mediaeval times to promote the interests of specialist crafts and skills. The Incorporation of Bakers is now attracting new members and wants to help and promote high quality baking in Edinburgh. From Medieval times, craftsmen supported Read more

Gardening Scotland

Gardening Scotland

Gardening Scotland is the first weekend in June at Ingliston. Scottish Food Guide hosts an exclusive Pavilion in the Highland Hall and cooks up recipes with the Stand produce in the theatre – here are the recipe leaflets. Special guests on the Stand in 2017 were: St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese, Scottish Fruit Company, Ballintaggart Farm and The Read more

Glengorm Castle Coffee Shop, Art Gallery & Farm Shop

Glengorm Castle Coffee Shop, Art Gallery & Farm Shop

This is so much more than a coffee shop! North of Tobermory the road is pretty incredible but keep going – it’s worth it and the scenery magnificent! The old steading buildings have been tastefully transformed into a lovely café plus farm shop worth the journey for any foodie. The day we were there there Read more

Golspie Mill & Ark of Taste Peasemeal

Golspie Mill & Ark of Taste Peasemeal

Peasemeal is a versatile, healthy and nutritious flour used in cooking and baking since Roman times. Unique to Golspie Mill, yellow field peas are roasted, caramelizing some of the sugars present, darkening them and increasing the nutritional value, giving higher levels of protein and starch. Roasted peas are then milled through three sets of millstones Read more

Gordon & MacPhail

Gordon & MacPhail

Whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail has been awarded the title of Global Whisky Retailer of the Year for a single outlet at the Icons of Whisky Awards 2009. They are also proud to announce Dunkeld Atholl Brose has been crowned ‘World’s Best Whisky Liqueur’ at the World Whisky Awards 2012. Family owned, proprietors of Benromach Read more

Foveran Restaurant with Rooms

Foveran Restaurant with Rooms

Of modern design, overlooking the bay, this hotel on the outskirts of Kirkwall has a great reputation for dining. Safe in the hands of the Doull family, Paul, chef with his wife Helen oversee the restaurant, while his sister-in-law Shirley is administration and brother, Hamish, looks after the facilities and maintenance. The family is supported Read more

Fraiser of Scotland

Fraiser of Scotland

Famous as Leith Liqueur Company for their fine Scotch whisky liqueur, they have now created a unique delicious smooth and distinctive liqueur of real character and depth of taste. This wild strawberry infusion, combined with background notes of vanilla, almond and cinnamon, blends harmoniously with the fine Scotch whisky to give Fraiser its unique taste. Check Read more

Galloway Chillies

Galloway Chillies

This farmer’s daughter with a passion for chillies decided one day in 2012 the best thing to do would be to grow her own! Galloway Chillies was born and they now make a delicious range of chilli preserves and specialities to light your fire! Galloway Chillies was Highly Commended in the Artisan Food Category of Read more

Galloway Farmhouse Cheese

Galloway Farmhouse Cheese

CHEESEMAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN FRIESLAND SHEEP & FRIESIAN COWS ALSO GOATS’ CHEESE VEGETARIAN RENNET SOIL ASSOCIATION ORGANIC CERTIFICATION FROM EWE TO YOU, ON FARM RETAIL “In 1989 we started milking a small flock of Friesland sheep, and in 1990 started producing our organic “Cairnsmore” ewes cheese. In recent years we have extended our range Read more

Galloway Lodge Preserves

Galloway Lodge Preserves

Enticing array of preserves, chutneys and jellies traditionally made and delicious to taste. They are very inventive with local ingredients creating for example beetroot chutney and Bramley apple with cider. A Winner of 2010 Great Taste Awards and been winning awards ever since. Their wholegrain mustard is an absolute winner and a must for our Read more

Dunlop Dairy

Dunlop Dairy

CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN AYRSHIRE COWS OWN GOATS’ MILK CHEESES TOO VEGETARIAN RENNET ON FARM RETAIL & CAFE PGI STATUS Dunlop Dairy is a Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop cheesemaker based near Stewarton Ayrshire, with a range of farmhouse cheese you can taste and buy in their Cheese Shop and Tearoom. The Dunlop cheese has PGI Read more

East Haugh Country House Hotel

East Haugh Country House Hotel

This attractive family run country lodge on outskirts of town has been extensively and lovingly refurbished and is absolutely beautiful. Chef patron Neil McGowan and his family are justly proud of its status as Fishing Hotel of the Year, a pastime close to his heart. Indeed any guests can be assured their catch will be Read more

Edinburgh Larder – Deli and Licensed Cafe

Edinburgh Larder – Deli and Licensed Cafe

Eleanor has created a sustainable eatery at The Edinburgh Larder in the heart of the Old Town,  on Blackfriars Street, and adjacent is her takeaway named Larder Go both based strongly on Slow Food principles. They also hold foodie events including Slow Food film nights. Their style is informal and the food excellent. Popular with all ages, botanical drinks, Read more

Fife Farmhouse Cheese

Fife Farmhouse Cheese

This is a hard regional cheese associated with Fife where there has been Friesian herds since the late 1700’s due to the trading with the Dutch ships and changing of farming systems. Throughout this part of Fife you can see the Dutch influence in the pantiles of the fishing villages in the region. St Andrews Read more

Firebrick Brasserie

Firebrick Brasserie

Chef proprietors David Haetzman and Amanda Jordan opened this lovely brasserie late summer 2015 and were Catering in Scotland Excellence Finalist Newcomer of the Year 2016 by May and Winners in 2017 They are both superb chefs in their own right and having their own place is the culmination of much planning and determination to fulfill Read more

Ducks Inn

Ducks Inn

Malcolm Duck took over this well known Aberlady landmark in 2004 and since then has not only been bestowing upon it much tender loving care but also attracted accolades for its food and wines. There are menu options all day from informal tasty dishes to tempt you after a bracing coastal walk or a round Read more

Demijohn

Demijohn

A “liquid deli” encompassing an alchemy of selected oils, vinegars, liqueurs and spirits, all displayed in flasks to taste and savour. Demijohn is constantly launching wonderfully inspired seasonal liqueurs to enjoy – the perfect gift and always look gorgeous on display – with oranges, brambles, sloes, whiskies and rum…so imaginative and creative. The first shop Read more

Demijohn

Demijohn

A “liquid deli” encompassing an alchemy of selected oils, vinegars, liqueurs and spirits, all displayed in flasks to taste and savour. Demijohn is constantly launching wonderfully inspired seasonal liqueurs to enjoy – the perfect gift and always look gorgeous on display – with oranges, brambles, sloes, whiskies and rum…so imaginative and creative. The first shop Read more

Cringletie House Hotel

Cringletie House Hotel

This fairytale castellated country house is within a stone’s throw of Edinburgh – near enough to enjoy a pleasant trip for a romantic gourmet mealyet just far enough to justify a night away if you feel like it! With Cameron MacMichael front of house (and incidentally on stage at Royal Highland Show!) and another protégé Read more

Culdearn House Hotel

Culdearn House Hotel

They call themselves the small hotel with the big personality and I agree. Formerly the Country Home of the Earl of Seafield’s family, this charming Victorian residence has many original features and has been lovingly restored to its former glory by your resident hosts. It is perfectly located to explore the MALT WHISKY TRAIL. Menus Read more

Davidsons Specialist Butchers, Inverurie

Davidsons Specialist Butchers, Inverurie

John Davidson is passionate about meat and his shop has received the top accolade of UK Butcher’s shop of the year. His produce has won many awards and plaudits from the Scottish Craft Butchers and Q Guild. All beef is hand picked from local Aberdeenshire farms. The lamb is Specially Selected Scotch Lamb sourced directly Read more

Deans at Lets Eat

Deans at Lets Eat

Since taking over the restaurant “Let’s Eat” in October 2005, “Deans @ Let’s Eat” has become a real favourite and an institution in Perth. Its warm atmosphere along with Traditional Scottish food cooked in an exciting “Modern way” explains it all and it is quite the family enterprise now as their sons are part of Read more

Craigadam Country House Hotel & Country Larder

Craigadam Country House Hotel & Country Larder

A fine Country House set amidst the rolling Dumfries and Galloway hills with a working farm, game estate and delightful hosts. Rod and Gun experiences are also on offer here so check out the weblink for full details. Superb local food including their own game off the hill. Celia’s award-winning game dinners are part of Read more

Cream O’ Galloway – ‘The Ethical Dairy’

Cream O’ Galloway – ‘The Ethical Dairy’

CHEESEMAKER & ICE CREAM MAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN MONTBELLIER, SWEDISH RED & HOLSTEIN COWS VEGETARIAN RENNET ON FARM CAFE & RETAIL CERTIFIED ORGANIC BY SOIL ASSOCIATION Already famous for their fabulous ice cream, the Finlay family have reintroduced cheese making to Rainton Farm in 2013 after a 40 year break giving an opportunity to experiment and Read more

City Merchant

City Merchant

This upbeat bustling restaurant is famed for their seafood but are also Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club so everyone will find their favourite on the menu. Situated in the heart of Merchant City a short stroll from Queen Street Station it is ideal for quick lunches as well as for a romantic evening meal. Read more

Connage Highland Dairy

Connage Highland Dairy

Home of the Cheese Pantry and Café at Connage where they make a range of fine cheeses on their family farm. You can visit their beautiful shop and relax with home baking in their lovely cafe. More details on their cheeses in the Scottish Cheese Trail section. CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED & UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN HOLSTEIN Read more

Chrystal’s Shortbread

Chrystal’s Shortbread

High quality handmade shortbread, Chrystal specialises in that individual touch for gifts and after dinner, favours and afternoon teas. Her hand cut shortbread squares are deliciously home made, following her family’s own recipe passed down through generations, melt-in-the-mouth luxurious. A truly genuine farmhouse recipe from the shores of Loch Lomond. Each gift tin has a Read more

Campbell’s Bakery

Campbell’s Bakery

This historic family bakery is a real asset to Crieff. From its fabulous window displays to its shelves laden with delicious products within. Campbells successfully offers traditional purchases alongside creative sourdoughs and innovative oatcakes using multigrains and aromatic herbs. His wife Ailsa and two sisters Fiona and Alison are all very hands on , baking the Read more

Campsie Glen Smoke House

Campsie Glen Smoke House

This is a small family run business producing fantastic artisanal seafood products in an innovative and succulent way – known as the Seafood Charcuterie to clearly define the curing, drying and smoking methods they use to produce fine artisan products, including salmon, halibut and trout. They have developed three cures for their cold smoked range:  Island Read more

Captains Galley & Seafood Bar

Captains Galley & Seafood Bar

Catering in Scotland Excellence Award for Sustainable Business 2016, this fabulous seafood restaurant in the renovated old Scabster Ice House and salmon bothy right by the pier has certainly put Scrabster on the map. An exponent of Slow Food Principles, Jim and his wife Mary have brought great food to these most northern shores. Whenever Read more

Carmichael Venison & Farmhouse Kitchen

Carmichael Venison & Farmhouse Kitchen

Heading southwards on the A73 – so pleasant to avoid motorways – you will find Carmichael Estate Farm Shop and can pause for tasty home baking at their Clan Farmhouse Kitchen. The Carmichael family have been farming these lands for 700 years and today the current Clan Chief and his family continue these traditions, producing their own beef, lamb Read more

Catering in Scotland

Catering in Scotland

An excellent trade publication for Scottish catering, tourism and hospitality markets, ideally placed to keep abreast of the latest news and views. Teamed up with chartered accountants, nutrition specialists, property consultants and, on occasion, MSPs, it brings you the best advice and opinion available. In an effort to recognise and reward the high degrees of Read more

Briggs’ Native Shetland Lamb & Mutton

Briggs’ Native Shetland Lamb & Mutton

Briggs describes himself as a Shetland sheep breeder with a mainland outpost! He sells whole pure bred Shetland lamb and mutton, fresh butchered, chilled and packed suitable for home freezing by direct retail. No shop onsite. It is greatly appreciated by discerning chefs who appreciate the fantastic flavour of heritage breeds. All the lambs are Read more

Brodies

Brodies

Long established highly respected business with a range of fine speciality teas and coffees par excellence, all roasted and blended in East Lothian – plus tasty chocolates and fruit cake. Now with lovely new packaging, awards for their herbal teas, Ma Broon caddies…not to mention their very fine gourmet coffee blends, highly popular with consumers Read more

Caberfeidh

Caberfeidh

The wonderful folk at The Albannach, Lochinver have a second venue – downtown! The Caberfeidh Bar & Restaurant is owned by Colin Craig and Lesley Crosfield, chef-proprietors for more than two decades of Michelin-starred restaurant and multi award-winning boutique hotel, The Albannach. The relaxed light, tapas-style bites, fresh local shellfish, fish and game, meatballs, hand cut Read more

Cambus O May Cheese Company

Cambus O May Cheese Company

CHEESEMAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN COWS TRADITIONAL RENNET “Fine Scottish, artisanal cheese made from our own family recipes using unpasteurised milk and hand crafted using traditional methods from our creamery in the heart of Aberdeenshire. Our recipes haven’t changes in 50 years nor has the way we make our cheese. Pure, unadulterated, unpasteurised Read more

Benromach Distillery

Benromach Distillery

Home of Benromach Speyside Malt Whisky. Speyside’s smallest working distillery, Benromach, has scooped a top award at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition for its flagship Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Benromach 10 Years Old. Their world class range also includes Peat Smoke, Hermitage, Sassicaia, 30 Year, 35 Year and more! Privately owned Read more

Boyndie Trust: The Old School Visitor Centre and Coffee Shop

Boyndie Trust: The Old School Visitor Centre and Coffee Shop

A charming place to visit, featuring beautiful landscaped gardens, an excellent range of crafts and a lovely coffee shop brimming with Banff produce. It is a beautifully converted old schoolhouse. This light airy venue has home baking, their famous cullen skink plus daily specials, hot dishes and light bites. The many handicrafts are made on Read more

Briggs’ Native Shetland Lamb

Briggs’ Native Shetland Lamb

Native Shetland Lamb happily exist in the most rugged land and extreme climate but their dainty size and slow growing characteristics make them unfashionable and less profitable in the eyes of commercial agribusiness. We have already seen many breeds disappearing this way. The taste is second to none. These old breeds are dainty in size but Read more

Ayrshire Farmhouse Cheese

Ayrshire Farmhouse Cheese

Barwheys a hard regional Ayrshire cheese made from pure-bred indigenous Ayrshire cows. Traditional clothbound wheels are matured and sold as they would have been with no added flavours or additives. Bold distinctive rich hard cheeses naturally vary in colour according to the season. The Ayrshire was the family cow for local smallholders and farmers and Read more

Ballencrieff Rare Pedigree Pigs

Ballencrieff Rare Pedigree Pigs

Award Winning Ballencrieff and now with a wonderful wee book written by Peter in a highly entertaining way about his life with his pigs! The good old-fashioned taste of Ballencrieff Rare Pedigree Pigs has received several Great Taste Awards. Peter and Elma  rear old fashioned pigs in the old fashioned way – outdoors, fed on natural Read more

Ballintaggart Farm

Ballintaggart Farm

Ballintaggart is an inspiring rural destination with stunning views over the Tay valley, a stone throw from Grandtully. Chris and Rachel’s combined skills have created a refined venue for a memorable food experience. Within the beautifully restored old farm buildings there is fine dining, Feast Nights and the light and spacious cookschool where Chris offers Read more

Barley Bree Restaurant with Rooms

Barley Bree Restaurant with Rooms

Located in a beautiful old coaching inn, with plenty exposed stone and timber as befits such a historic building. Barley Bree has won awards and is well known for its use of wonderful Perthshire produce. This enthusiastic couple have their roots in highland hospitality and the cooking of North West France – a combination of Read more

Barwheys Dairy

Barwheys Dairy

CHEESEMAKER UNPASTEURISED COWS’ MILK FROM OWN PEDIGREE AYRSHIRE HERD TRADITIONAL RENNET BARWHEYS is a hard Ayrshire cheese from the unpasteurised milk of their pedigree Ayrshire cattle. The handmade cheeses are bandaged in traditional cotton cheesecloth, and carefully aged on wooden shelves for between 9 and 12 months. This is a magnificient traditional cheese with an Read more

Auchentullich Farm Shop

Auchentullich Farm Shop

This is a prime example of a wonderful farm shop and Loch Lomond is lucky to have them! They have their own herd of Highland Cattle plus additional meats in their chiillers from other local suppliers and a range of pies from the Aberfoyle Butcher. We bought some of their own Highland Beef and slow cooked Read more

Ardlui Hotel

Ardlui Hotel

A charming traditional hunting lodge at the head of the Loch with The Lomond Bar, a traditional inn with local musicians, a fine range of whiskies and resident whisky connoisseur. Indeed the Ardlui is now known as an official Whisky Ambassador. This family hotel will give you tasty local produce, spectacular views and lovely location. Read more

Ardross Farm

Ardross Farm

Traditional East Neuk beef, reared and bred on this family farm. Its slow maturing ensures well-marbled succulent results. Awawrd-winning beautiful Farm Shop on site with speciality local produce, their own beef and many lovely foodie items for home or gifts. They have their own world class beef steak pies and other homemade ready to eat Read more

Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods

Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods

Specialising in small handcrafted batches of the finest smoked foods – smoked salmon, kippers, gravadlaz, trout and pates, plus smoked meats, cheese and hampers, all carefully sourced and smoked to ensure only the best flavours are created. There is nothing mass produced about this family business: attention to detail and quality are paramount. Here is their Read more

AliBob @ Cairn O’Mohr

AliBob @ Cairn O’Mohr

Nestled in the arty array of buildings at Cairn O Mohr fruit wines is this lovely café bistro, home to Ali and Bob, passionate about local produce and Slow Food supporters. We had a beautiful meal here when they hosted the Slow Food Ark evening for the local SF Convivium. They have a sunny deck, Read more

‘Anster’ Cheese

‘Anster’ Cheese

In Scotland, the old cheeses were named after the nearest town or region and Anster is the old name for Anstruther and still used by older generations to this day. Jane has revived this fine traditional farmhouse cheese at St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Co using the family’s heritage closed herd of cows, bred on their farm, Read more

Aberdour Bakery Company

Aberdour Bakery Company

Re-opened (Sept 2016) under new ownership – and new name – the bonnie seaside village of Aberdour has a new bakery. In the heart of the village, by the award-winning railway station and on the Fife Coastal Path it is a lovely addition to the community. With delicious sourdough breads and a range of ‘free Read more

Albannach

Albannach

Lesley and Colin have a truly special place here and have deservedly received a Michelin Star. They use neighbouring Highland Stoneware pottery to set the stage for their highly creative dishes and grow many of their vegetables themselves. It is amazing what you can grow so far north when you are skilful and dedicated. Their passion Read more

House of Bruar

House of Bruar

A perfect place to break the journey on the A9 – or just a great place for a day trip. House of Bruar has developed from an excellent foodie stop with some well chosen ladies and gents’ clothing, into a very substantial retail outlet – delicatessen, kitchenware, clothing, home and garden, even an upmarket fish Read more

Henderson’s of Edinburgh

Henderson’s of Edinburgh

Scotland’s original for top veggie dining. 50 years young in 2013 and still owned by the Henderson family, now in its 3rd generation. Look out for their cookbooks full of healthy eating tips. Counter service by day and table service in evenings. Founded by Janet Henderson, Janet was an absolute trail blazer, creating innovative salads in Read more

Craigie’s Farm Deli & Cafe

Craigie’s Farm Deli & Cafe

This beautiful café has terrific views over the Forth and is a pleasant short drive from the city centre. They serve hot dish of the day, light dishes, salads, terrines, soups and home baking. Great supporters of local and home-grown produce and a super place to eat. 2009 Winners of the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Read more

Contini Restaurante

Contini Restaurante

Victor and Carina have newly refurbished Contini George Street. The décor is inspiring: calm soft pewter grey with wonderful rococo feature walls. Candles and banquettes, majestic pillars and immaculate table settings – this venue has style in spades. The fabulous menu will give you not just a taste of Italy but a complete mind, body Read more

Contini Cannonball Restaurant & Bar

Contini Cannonball Restaurant & Bar

This landmark restaurant looks over the Castle Esplanade and Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. The interior is inspired by the Contini’s family heritage with hints of tartan mixed with great Italian style. Here is Slow Food Founder Carlo Petrini sharing a Slow Food celebration lunch with us all and listening to Victor’s speech. Cannonball Restaurant & Bar Read more

Café St Honore

Café St Honore

Tucked away snugly down a back lane in the New Town off Hanover Street, this stylish French inspired bistro is oozing atmosphere, locally sourced produce and a certain je ne sais quoi. Member of Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance, Neil Forbes, deservedly voted Chef of the Year at the Catering in Scotland Excellence Awards 2014, creates Read more

Eat on the Green

Eat on the Green

Winner of Best Restaurant, Aberdeen City & Shire Tourism Awards 2017. Contemporary restaurant oozing with charm by this picturesque village green. Craig creatively uses Aberdeenshire ingredients and has gained many plaudits. He has successfully transformed a small village pub into an award-winning restaurant and made quite a name for himself in his ‘tartan trews.’ He has Read more

Isle of Colonsay Wildflower Honey

Isle of Colonsay Wildflower Honey

Isle of Colonsay Wildflower Honey is unique, not only because of its taste, although amongst honeys it is ranked with the best; but also because of its provenance, as bees and quality honey are something of a rarity on small windswept islands. We have the dedication of Andrew Abrahams to thank for this. It is that unique Read more

63 Tay Street

63 Tay Street

Catering in Scotland Excellence Chef of the Year Award 2013, a well deserved accolade and still going from strength to strength. Stylish venue, immaculate city dining with imaginative dishes from one of Scotland’s finest. The restaurant sits right on the banks of the Tay. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club. A huge supporter of Read more

Loch Arthur Creamery, Farm Shop and Cafe

Loch Arthur Creamery, Farm Shop and Cafe

The Loch Arthur Creamery and Farmshop is a great asset to Dumfries and Galloway. Creating a home, community, family and valued work, The Camphill Community offers ‘co-operation not competition’ to co-workers and has resulted in an organic food hub creating award-winning dairy produce, breads from their bakery; organic meats from their own and locally reared animals butchered in Read more

Burts Hotel

Burts Hotel

Lovely hostelry with award winning fare in pretty border town with its famous abbey and beautiful gardens. The staff here – and at their sister venue the Townhouse across the square – are friendly and helpful and the food is carefully sourced and beautifully presented, whether you are dining in the restaurant or their charming Read more

Belhaven Smokehouse Ltd

Belhaven Smokehouse Ltd

Belhaven Smokehouse is by Dunbar where for over 30years David Pate has been smoking trout and salmon, now with his son. He also smokes cheeses, has local speciality produce and makes terrific pates. This family business sources the finest seafood for consumers at Farmers’ Markets and their lovely farm shop, and to chefs for prime seafood Read more

Errington Cheese

Errington Cheese

Humphrey Errington started making sheep’s cheese on his family run farm in the 80’s and is justly renowned for the famous ewe’s milk Lanark Blue, and White. His daughter Selina now runs the cheese-making business and introduced Corra Linn, a hard sheep’s cheese matured for 6 – 10 months. Lanark Blue is the famous, Scottish mould ripened Read more

Ardardan Farm Shop

Ardardan Farm Shop

Situated 10 miles west of Glasgow on the shores of the Clyde, this beautifully situated Nursery & Farm shop is on the A814 between Cardross & Helensburgh. The family run estate is owned by the Montgomery family, where friendly welcoming staff assist in running the estate.

Bread Matters

Bread Matters

Andrew Whitley is the author of Bread Matters and co-founder of the UK’s Real Bread Campaign.  Andrew campaigns with thoughtfulness and commitment for better quality in our daily bread and an end to the adulteration of the staff of life. Having heard him in action he is The Bread and Grains expert and his courses are highly authoritative. They have Read more