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Burnside Borerays

Burnside Borerays

The fascinating story of the Orkney Borerays… The Boreray is 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 Read more

J. Gow Rum

J. Gow Rum

J Gow Rum is a Scottish island rum inspired by pirates! Located on the tiny isle of Lamb Holm, across the famous Churchill Barriers (causeways) from Orkney Mainland beside The Italian Chapel and also The Orkney Wine Company, who sells the rum. Collin offers tasting tours so do click on the weblink for further details. J. Read more

Orkney Wine Company

Orkney Wine Company

The Orkney Wine Company has the most incredible location next to the Italian Chapel on Orkney on the tiny Island of Lamb Holm – but never fear, it is linked by causeways so you don’t need another ferry to visit! This family business creates and bottles all their produce on Orkney – sulphur free, vegan Read more

Buccleuch Arms

Buccleuch Arms

Welcome to Buccleuch Arms, home to the Blue Coo Bistrot. Such a vibrant addition to Scottish Food Guide. Passionate about local produce, knowledgable and skilled. After a superb breakfast, open to non residents from early morn, we could have talked all day about artisan producers and their mouth watering menus! See them in action at this Read more

Gleddoch House Hotel

Gleddoch House Hotel

This luxury hotel with Spa and Golf Club is but minutes from Glasgow yet set amidst tranquil countryside. The Vista Restaurant has panoramic views over coast and country to the Glasgow skyline with an impressive menu to match. Head Chef Andy Christie is passionate about his local produce, seeking out producers, butchers, bakers and foragers Read more

Ardoch Hebridean Sheep

Ardoch Hebridean Sheep

Ardoch Hebridean Sheep are one of the few who are dedicated to the breed and have a multi-award-winning flock, often to be seen showed at the Royal Highland Show mid June in Edinburgh. Hebridean sheep are on Slow Food Ark of Taste and have a delicious delicate flavour, lightly herbal and easy to cook. More Read more

Thule Ventus

Thule Ventus

I first met Thule Ventus at the Taste of Shetland Food Festival and found their salt cod pate delicious. It is available now in tubs and perfect for dips, canapés, and on oatcakes. Their pure dried salt cod is excellent too. Shetlanders have been drying fish for centuries and indeed dried salt cod is on Read more

East Coast Cured

East Coast Cured

East Coast Cured is real charcuterie, as it should be – locally sourced and high welfare produce expertly handled using as much of the meat as possible, showing great respect for the produce. Their salamis, bresaolas, pancettas, and whole cuts from belly to back are fast becoming the must-have on charcuterie platters, using a range of Read more

Scotch & Co

Scotch & Co

Fabulous Scotch eggs – perfect for savoury platters, picnics, buffets and parties. A high quality ready-to-eat product made only with carefully sourced ingredients including Ramsay’s outdoor reared pork and local Ayrshire free range eggs. Jaqueline has a delicious range to choose from – traditional classic, hot and spicy or with black pudding. Interestingly the London Read more

Campbell’s Bakery at Comrie

Campbell’s Bakery at Comrie

This historic 7th Generation Family Bakery is an institution with Iain Campbell at the helm both in Crieff and Comrie. Iain and his wife Ailsa are very hands on, baking the tried and tested products for which Campbells are known and loved, whilst also introducing new products to reflect today’s tastes and fashions in food. Iain has travelled widely Read more

The Cook School by Ballintaggart

The Cook School by Ballintaggart

Ballintaggart is an inspiring rural destination with stunning views over the Tay valley. Catering in Scotland Excellent Award Finalist 2018, Food Tourism Award. At The Cook School Chris offers a range of excellent courses with accommodation on site or in their Grandtully Hotel in the nearby village. Courses range from Saturday Masterclasses to Mini Courses – great sourdoughs, seafood, Read more

Thyme at Errichel Cookery School

Thyme at Errichel Cookery School

Create at Errichel with Paul Newman. Coming soon: ‘Field To Fork Nose to Tail’ a series of 2 & 3 day residential Cookery School courses.  Spend a day on our Hill farm meeting the animals and seeing how they are raised and produced.  Spend 1 – 2 days with Chef Paul Newman in his professional Read more

Scotland The Bread

Scotland The Bread

This fabulous Community Benefit Society has brought back Scottish heritage grains and are growing, milling and selling them. All three grains are on Slow Food Ark of Taste – details on Ark of Taste pages on this website. They are now selling heritage grains, grown, harvested, threshed and milled in Fife for amateur and professional Read more

Edinbane Lodge

Edinbane Lodge

We welcome the newly re-opened and restored Edinbane to Scottish Food Guide where Calum Montgomery is creating great dishes in this fabulous venue, using the wonderful produce of Skye. Click the link to his website and more info will be added here asap (Jan 2019) photos © Edinbane  

Grandtully Hotel by Ballintaggart

Grandtully Hotel by Ballintaggart

This vibrant inn in the heart of Grandtully is the latest venture for the family at Ballintaggart. Ballintaggart has built it reputation around provenance and hospitality in their own individual way, with Feast Nights and excellent courses at their Cook School but, until now, only had a couple of delightful rooms at Ballintaggart so now Read more

Kye Sassermaet

Kye Sassermaet

This is a unique preserved meat product that is made fresh from oneShetland Kye, when it is butchered, so it is only from one beast and that beast is also on Ark of Taste. To the uninitiated it may look like ordinary sausage meat but there the similarity ends! It is the meat dish ex-pat Shetlanders Read more

Eusebi Restaurant & Deli

Eusebi Restaurant & Deli

Eusebi’s is a wonderful place to eat and deli, recognised most recently as Scotsman Food & Drink Winner this autumn 2018. Established in 1954 by Giovanna’s family who wished to bring their passion for good food and a taste of Italian artisan produce to the heart of Glasgow and more recently to their current venue Read more

Organik Web

Organik Web

Learning to take control of your own website! When it was time to re-do the Scottish Food Guide website I didn’t just want a great looking website, I wanted to be in control and learn how to manage the pages. Organik Web specialise in making websites for the food and drink industry and really understand Read more

Sheila Fleet Kirk Gallery & Café

Sheila Fleet Kirk Gallery & Café

Sheila Fleet is one of Scotland’s leading designer makers of silver with enamel and gold jewellery. Sheila has recently renovated a former Church into an amazing Café and Jewellery Gallery. Their food is focused on local produce catering for a wide range of dietary requirements served on bespoke crockery by Highland Stonewear and Sheila’s niece, Susan Read more

ScotBeer Tours

ScotBeer Tours

Discover Scotland through Learning about its Beer – a wonderful innovative company offering tours based in and around Glasgow and Edinburgh: Walking Tours, Brewery Tours and Tastings. They will also welcome enquiries for bespoke tours across Scotland so click on their website for further details and to view the super testimonials from those who have Read more

Birken Tree

Birken Tree

This is a fascinating, refreshing and healthy thirst quencher that brings with it the essence of mountain air and clear lochs. Birchwater is an ancient drink, harvested sustainably from birch woodland and sold beautifully bottled for the table or al fresco. ‘Rob and Gabrielle are a husband and wife team whose combination of forester and Read more

Campbeltown Creamery

Campbeltown Creamery

CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MLK FROM LOCAL FARMS, HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN HERDS WINNER OF BEST SCOTTISH REGIONAL CHEESE AT NANTWICH CHEESE AWARDS 2018 EXTRA MATURE WON GOLD AT THE WORLD CHEESE AWARDS 2016 / 2017 Originating from the Kintyre Peninsular on Scotland’s craggy west coast, Mull of Kintyre cheddar is expertly crafted in the historic Campbeltown Creamery, which has Read more

Torrylinn Creamery

Torrylinn Creamery

CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM ONLY ARRAN COWS, HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN EXTRA MATURE GOLD WINNER AT WORLD CHEESE AWARDS 2013 Steeped in history and provenance, the Torrylinn Creamery was opened by King George VI in 1946, giving this cheddar the Royal seal of approval. The cheese is made by hand by five dedicated staff in open vats, Read more

Kedar Cheese Co

Kedar Cheese Co

CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM THEIR OWN SWISS BROWN DAIRY COWS TRADITIONAL & VEGETARIAN RENNET & SMOKED ORGANIC CERTIFICATION This wonderful mozzarella, in three variations, is a very popular addition to artisan cheesemaking in Scotland. Gavin & Jane’s son tends to the herd of award-winning pedigree Swiss Brown Dairy Cows, producing high quality milk for their Read more

The Dunstane Houses

The Dunstane Houses

A pair of romantic luxury boutique hotels ideally located on the approach to Edinburgh city centre 5 minutes walk from Haymarket Station at the desirable residences of Wester Coates. Built in the 1860s – if only walls could talk – over the years lived in by merchants, musicians, doctors, distillers, bankers and newspapermen as the city Read more

Woodside Hotel

Woodside Hotel

The Woodside Hotel is a classic Victorian hotel. It was purchased Nov 2017 by the owners of the award-winning cafe in the village, McTaggarts, and now Lis and John are restoring the Woodside to its former glory, adding new innovations and live music venue that are proving very popular and adding to village life. The Read more

Glenegedale House

Glenegedale House

Islay is famed for its whiskies but also home to glorious beaches and wonderful wildlife. Gently undulating it is an easy isle to explore and this is where to stay! This fabulous guest house belongs to Graeme and Emma who will warmly welcome you to the AA Five Star Gold award Glenegedale House. Emma has Read more

Dunmuir Hotel

Dunmuir Hotel

This elegant red sandstone building with its grand oak staircase, ornate plasterwork and art nouveau fireplaces opened for business in 1902 as a Temperance Hotel. It has undergone a number of changes since then, not least the complete refurbishment carried out by its present owners. They have gone to great lengths to modernise the historic building Read more

Skye Food & Drink Festival

Skye Food & Drink Festival

Learn tips and tastes from Skye from their award-winning chefs and cooks. Skye Food & Drink Festival 2019 will take place over 4 days, week beg 24th June & culminating in their Artisan Market on Friday 28th & Saturday 29th June in various venues all over Skye. Watch this space for further details. Continue supporting Read more

Orkney Craft Vinegar

Orkney Craft Vinegar

This is a fascinating hand-crafted product and the perfect addition for a caring chef’s kitchen. This is undoubtedly of the land. Only on Orkney are they growing and milling the ancient six row barley they call Bere, that is so special – and tasty – it is recognised on Slow Food’s Ark of Taste. Sam Read more

Errichel: Farm & Cottages; Thyme at Errichel Restaurant & Rooms

Errichel: Farm & Cottages; Thyme at Errichel Restaurant & Rooms

Thistle Winners for Central, Fife & Tayside 2018/19 Thyme at Errichel Restaurant for CalMac Best Eating Experience Errichel is a very special inspiring place. Close to Aberfeldy yet in a world of its own. Becky and Paul are a winning combo: their enthusiasm for the land and heritage breeds, combined with Paul’s prestigious accolades for his skills in Read more

John Davidsons Specialist Butcher, Aberdeen

John 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

John Davidsons Specialist Butchers, at Royans of Elgin

John 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

The Roost

The Roost

The Roost has re-opened with a completely new style of cooking, still carefully sourcing their ingredients. They now have an indoor wood-burning oven – an entirely natural way of cooking meats, fish and vegetables, with just a little seasoning, giving a full and unique flavour. Tim and his team are eager to fire up the 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

Ostara Café

Ostara Café

Independent café bistro near the shore in Leith. Inspired by the Slow Food Movement to enjoy the passion of preparing and serving local produce sustainably grown and ethically sourced, they believe the best food is simple, to be shared with friends and using the best ingredients. Menus frequently change to reflect producers and seasons, always 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 from Andrew Whitley of Bread Matters http://www.breadmatters.com and a few enthusiasts, they have enabled a viable quantity to be cultivated. Scotland The Bread toiled to bring Scottish grain back to Scotland, with 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

Wilsons of Westray

Wilsons of Westray

CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN AYRSHIRE COWS VEGETARIAN RENNET Artisan cheesemakers Jason and Nina have a small herd of pedigree Ayrshires on the stunning isle of Westray, a short ferry trip from mainland Orkney. The land is farmed traditionally, working with nature, creating top quality pasture through sowing many varieties of grasses and herbs, giving high 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

Ullinish Country Lodge

Ullinish Country Lodge

Ullinish Lodge with 3AA Rosettes is remarkably easy to find on one of the least potholed roads on Skye! Turn off at Sligachan or head south after Dunvegan and you will come upon the signpost. Legend has it its name may be from a Norse word for wolf’s head which aptly describes the peninsula where 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 these are unobtainable. You would 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 Read more

Stockan’s Oatcakes

Stockan’s Oatcakes

Baking for a century, their range includes Thins, Orkney Thick triangles, Orkney Beremeal, Mini Cheese and Cracked Black Pepper oatcakes. Deliciously versatile for sweet or savoury toppings. One of the main employers in Stromness, Stockan’s is synonymous with Orkney and proud of their heritage. With every oatcake made on the premises it is incredible how these 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

Skea Organics, The Potato House

Skea Organics, The Potato House

There isn’t much Andrew Skea doesn’t know about potatoes and he takes a real pride in growing an interesting range of specialities for flavour and variety. He grow his seed potatoes by Auchterhouse north of Dundee and has an online shop too on the link. He offers organic varieties and all his potatoes are grown 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 & cod 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 Read more

Scalloway Hotel

Scalloway Hotel

Shetland is a very very special place. Nowhere in Scotland (Europe?) will you find such a concentration of rare heritage breeds and produce that are on Slow Food’s Ark of Taste. The scenery and birdlife, history and food culture is breathtaking. Every great destination needs a great place to stay – and this is it! 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 (Mutton)

North Ronaldsay Sheep (Mutton)

Scotland’s first Presidium. It is highly seasonal but freezes well. Look out for it in March/April then autumn. The North Ronaldsay is an iconic sheep – the oldest sheep breed in Northern Europe and among the oldest and most rare in the world. According to a Danish investigation of old bones on Orkney, their DNA 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. Originally from the Hebrides and now very few flocks left. Their dainty frame means small cuts and many farmers favour modern breeds with larger cuts and Read more

Fursbreck Pottery

Fursbreck Pottery

The “Harray Potter’  as he is also known has been throwing pots in Harray, by Sandwick for over 30yrs. His beautiful functional pottery comes in a great assortment of shades, also often with historical designs based on Skara Brae artefacts. I love using Andrew’s pottery as it reflects food heritage but is also as practical Read more

Crinan Hotel

Crinan Hotel

Lochgilphead

Glorious location, loved by yachting fraternity and foodies across world. Frances and their son Ross are also renowned artists. Finalist of CiS Pub Excellence Award 2016

Cranachan and Crowdie

Cranachan and Crowdie

This picture postcard emporium for fine Scottish food and tipples is a must on any trip to Scotland and a great place to shop, for tourists and locals alike. Located in the heart of Old Edinburgh on the route from Castle to Palace and Parliament it is the perfect place to tarry awhile and find 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

Cairn O’ Mohr Wines

Cairn O’ Mohr Wines

Errol

Award-winning fruit wines and ciders since 1987, natural local ingredients. Full flavoured country tipples. Visitor Centre and AliBob’s Café.

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

Blackaddie Country House Hotel & Restaurant

Blackaddie Country House Hotel & Restaurant

Chef Proprietor Ian McAndrew and his wife Jane are renowned for their hospitality so this is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic break, a well-earned escape to the country or a fine meal to treat yourselves.  Ian is consistently recognised as among the best in Scotland and is passionate about his dishes, expertly created, 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

Argyll Hotel

Argyll Hotel

Small independent hotel on the historic Isle of Iona where they have their own beautiful generously-proportioned walled organic garden that supplies them with as many herbs, salads and veg as possible. They are only a short walk from where the ferry lands so you can watch it come in from the dining room. The views 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

AUTHOR  OF ‘PRACTICAL CHEESEMAKING’ CONSULTANT IN CHEESEMAKING HIGHLY ACCLAIMED TRAINER & EXPERT IN CHEESE, YOGHURT, BUTTER & ICE CREAM MAKING CONSULTANCY ON SITE & SPECIALIST SPEAKER Kathy  Biss NDD is internationally renowned for her cheese and cheesemaking courses. Many of Scotland’s current cheesemakers learnt their craft from Kathy and she is regularly invited to share 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

This West End wine bar has been on the go for over 30 years and is a vibrant and popular meeting place. Indeed it is quite an institution – loved by its regulars and a glimpse of real Edinburgh for the passing tourist! A valued haunt for locals, for refreshments en route home, or for 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! They have a wonderful organic food hall with an incredible range in stock. This is so much more than a 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

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 & VinCaffè Bar

Valvona & Crolla Elm Row Delicatessen & VinCaffè 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 two years running and often demonstrates for Quality Meat Scotland. She is a popular face these days on TV and at national events. Their Kelvingrove Read more

The Torridon

The Torridon

The Torridon, a former hunting lodge enjoys one of the most impressive coastal positions in the Scottish Highlands and boasts awards including the Cateys Independent Hotel of The Year 2018 award. When visiting The Torridon, the luxury atmosphere allows guests to escape and really experience the remote location. The Torridon’s 1887 restaurant has a three Read more

The Torridon Inn

The Torridon Inn

At the Torridon Inn you’ll find great traditional pub food, prepared with passion from quality local ingredients. Try the local fish, sourced from the west coast and cooked in a crispy beer batter. Or the Torridon burger, acclaimed by one Scottish food writer as “the best burger in Scotland”. The meat-free options also ensures vegetarians are 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

Just returned for an incredible trip to Orkney – this entry will be updated asap 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 Read more

REHIS Registered Food Hygiene Courses

REHIS Registered Food Hygiene Courses

The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland has a range of courses, all Certified and recognised worldwide. Wendy Barrie is a Registered REHIS Trainer for Introductory & Elementary Food Hygiene, Allergens, Elementary Food & Health, and Cooking Skills. Contact on wendy@wendybarrie.co.uk for these courses. There is a huge range of other courses available through REHIS on the weblink Read more

The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant

The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant

The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant is situated at the gardens entrance of the Scottish National Gallery on the Mound with iconic views to Princes Street Gardens.  Open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, this is the perfect venue to have a taste of Scotland through our 70 artisan Scottish suppliers. They take great care to 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

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 Winner ‘Best British Territorial Cheese’ at the Melton Mowbray Awards 2018 Winner Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards for St Andrews Farmhouse Cheddar in Dairy category and as joint runner up in the Best Product Award 2018 SLOW FOOD Read more

Stein Inn

Stein Inn

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

Royal Dunkeld

Royal Dunkeld

Cheery friendly atmosphere in this former coaching inn in the charming historic small town of Dunkeld, famous for its cathedral. They have spacious parking to the rear. The Royal serves tasty home cooked food from a seasonal menu with blackboard specials in their Woodlands Bistro, all served up with a warm hospitality. They have lovely Read more

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

Courses in Fife – Cheese Lovers – Hygge – Slow Food Ark of Taste – Fika, and more. Scottish Food Studio is Wendy’s Nordic inspired kitchen by Fife’s Coastal Path where she offers a range of popular bespoke courses and also REHIS registered Food Hygiene courses. Her venue is also available for meetings, projects, food Read more

Rhubarb at Prestonfield House

Rhubarb at Prestonfield House

Rhubarb the restaurant is at Prestonfield. This magnificient historic mansion has been creatively and sensitively restored to its former glory as a stunning mix of opulence and grandeur – the most glamorous hotel in town!  Set in grounds with peacocks and highland cattle the whole experience is unforgettable – it is also on record for growing 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

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! Finalist Best Eating Experience Thistle Awards Read more

Paterson’s

Paterson’s

Famous for its classic shortbread fingers, now with an ever-increasing range on offer from Petticoat Tails to their new Scottish Cream Shortbread. 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 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 Post Office & Delicatessen – a great addition to this pretty coastal village and on Scottish Cheese Trail too due to their lovely range of artisan cheeses and they have great charcuterie too. When our resident postmaster retired, villagers were concerned they would lose that vital service but they need not have worried as Read more

Prestonfield Rhubarb

Prestonfield Rhubarb

Prestonfield is a private hotel with the Prestonfield Rhubarb in their walled garden where their chefs have access to it and diners enjoy it. Thanks to their enthusiasm they sometimes share if/when they can. Cuttings have already been shared with a few Slow Food chefs in the community. This is not available for sale but can 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 for 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 Ice 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 Award-Winning Pies

Mr C’s Handcrafted Award-Winning 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

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  Claire and Godfrey, Lord Macdonald, for many years ran Kinloch and now it is in the expert hands of their daughter Isabella, with Chef Marcello Tully responsible for earning them 3AA Rosettes and a Michelin Star. Marcello is supported by his wife, Claire, who is Kitchen Manager. Marcello 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

Open daily for Morning Coffee & Scones / Shortbread and Seasonal Produce Bar Lunches, but need reservations for Restaurant Lunches (2,3,or 4 courses), Full Afternoon Teas and their 5-course set dinner menu. Our lunch comprised of smooth velvety wild mushroom soup, grilled fillet of John Dory cooked to perfection, succulent slow roasted breast of chicken 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. Laprig Valley’s Bramley juice won a GFF 1* and the Golden Delicious is shortlisted for the Great British Food Non Alcoholic drink category this year. Two 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

Isle of Skye Sea Salt is 100% harvested from Loch Snizort and evapourates using only the power of the suns rays, creating a delicious, unique and eco friendly product. With evidence of local salt production traced back centuries, this superb salt is also on Slow Food’s Ark of Taste. Salann na Mara (Salt of the Sea) 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

Winner The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards, Green Family Business of the Year 2018. 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 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 The Kinniburgh family business on Arran has a range of flavoured cheddars, from Classic Island Cheddar to intriguing variations. They also have the Bellevue Cheese Company, on Arran, where they produce an award-winning range of soft cheeses: Arran Blue, Arran Mist (Brie) and Camembert Cheeses. Congratulations 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

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. Given the origins of the Incorporated 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. Also with superb Delicatessen with Cheese Counter. They are also proud to announce Dunkeld Atholl Brose has been crowned ‘World’s Best Whisky Liqueur’ at the World Whisky 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

Sheena Horner, who runs Galloway Chillies from her home near Wigtown, is putting down her apron and picking up her trowel to grow speciality chillies, alongside other herbs and spices. She saysOur new tag line is Propagate the Unusual. Instead of the preserves and chutneys we were developing and producing, we’re going back to where it 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 SLOW FOOD ARK OF TASTE FOR DUNLOP, FARMHOUSE & CROWDIE CHEESES Dunlop Dairy is a Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop cheesemaker based near Stewarton Ayrshire, with a range of farmhouse cheese you can taste and buy 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, with takeaway option Larder Go both based strongly on Slow Food principles. They also hold foodie events including Slow Food film nights and events. Their style is informal and the food excellent. Popular with all ages, botanical drinks, real ales 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

Only a hop from Edinburgh, chef proprietors David Haetzman and Amanda Jordan opened this lovely brasserie in 2015 and were Catering in Scotland Excellence Finalist Newcomer of the Year 2016 and CiS Winners in 2017. In 2018, Thistle Regional Winner for Best Eating Experience. They are both superb chefs in their own right and having their 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

In addition to the Byers Road emporium, Scottish liquid deli Demijohn is now offering Glasgow shoppers the chance to sample a whole new way of retailing by coming in and tasting before buying and choosing their own bottle and personal message at their new pop-up shop in Glasgow’s Buchanan Galleries, Top Floor (unit U8/L4). These “liquid delis” encompass an 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! Iain Gourlay (perhaps Iain Gourmet?) is now Head Chef at Cringletie. Local to the Peebles district he 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

John Davidsons Specialist Butchers, Inverurie

John 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

The Ethical Dairy  (Cream O’ Galloway)

The Ethical Dairy (Cream O’ Galloway)

CHEESEMAKER & ICE CREAM MAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN MONTBELLIER, SWEDISH RED & HOLSTEIN COWS – COWS WITH CALVES 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 Read more

Connage Highland Dairy

Connage Highland Dairy

CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN, NORWEGIAN REDS, JERSEY & JERSEY CROSS COWS VEGETARIAN RENNET CERTIFIED ORGANIC BY SOPA CHEESE PANTRY SHOP & CAFE 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 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 & Bake School

Campbell’s Bakery & Bake School

This historic 7th Generation Family Bakery is an institution with Iain Campbell at the helm both in Crieff and Comrie. From its fabulous window displays and laden shelves to its Bake School for aspiring bakers with seven generations of experience behind it, dedicated to all things bread, cakes and pastry! Iain and his wife Ailsa are very hands on, 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. Scrabster Harbour is the most common launch point for the Orkney Isles:  where fishing boats still land their catch and Northlink ferries 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

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

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

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. It is now even more of a family business with Chris’ brother Andrew joining team Rowley. Within the beautifully restored old farm 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

Auchentullich Farm Shop

Auchentullich Farm Shop

ICE CREAM MAKER 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 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. Their cattle and sheep are pasture fed, the latter sold as lamb and mutton. Their beautiful award-winning Farm Shop on site has wonderful speciality local produce, their own meats and cooked products,  and many lovely foodie items for 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

Winner of Coffee Shop of the Year at The Menu Awards. Nestled in the arty array of buildings at Cairn O Mohr fruit wines (see separate entry) 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 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, the bonnie seaside village of Aberdour has a thriving bakery in the heart of the village, by the award-winning railway station and on the Fife Coastal Path. Their multigrain, Aberdour loaf, honey and spelt, wholegrain and sourdough breads are particular favourites and they are developing a range of patisserie 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

Winner The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards, Green Family Business of the Year 2018. 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. From breakfast onwards, counter service by day and table service 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

A vibrant, buzzy, award winning Italian family run restaurant in one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful rooms. This former banking hall is modelled on a Florentine Palazzo and delivers everything you want from a fabulous, authentic contemporary Italian restaurant.  They source produce direct from the markets in Italy and change the menus every 6 weeks with Read more

Contini Cannonball Restaurant & Bar

Contini Cannonball Restaurant & Bar

Cannonball House is one of the city’s oldest and most important buildings with stunning views to Edinburgh Castle. Their cosy bar lists over 120 Scotch whiskies and is open for lunch, cocktails and pre dinner drinks. From the bar they will escort you up the atmospheric old school staircase to their award-winning Scottish Restaurant, serving 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. Thistle Award Winners for Lothian & Borders 2018/19 Café St Honore for Caledonian MacBrayne Best Eating Experience Member of Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance, Neil Read more

Eat on the Green

Eat on the Green

Catering in Scotland (CiS) Excellence Award for Food Tourism 2018         Winner of Best Restaurant, Aberdeen City & Shire Tourism Awards 2017. Thistle Award Winner Best Eating Place in Scotland 2019. Contemporary restaurant oozing with charm by this picturesque village green. Craig creatively uses Aberdeenshire ingredients and has gained many plaudits. He has successfully 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

CHEESEMAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN DAIRY SHORTHORN & MEUSE RHINE ISSEL COWS VEGETARIAN RENNET ON FARM RETAIL, BAKERY, BUTCHERY & CAFE CERTIFIED ORGANIC BY SOIL ASSOCIATION & BIODYNAMIC AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION 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’ 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

Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy & Connectivity, visited Belhaven Smokehouse in February 2018 to officially open their new factory extension and view first-hand the achievements of this top notch family business. Established over 40 years ago Belhaven has grown from strength to strength. Originally specialising in fish farming with added value to Read more

Errington Cheese

Errington Cheese

CHEESEMAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM THEIR OWN LACAUNE EWES UNPASTEURISED ORGANIC MILK FROM AYRSHIRE COWS VEGETARIAN RENNET 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 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 author of Bread Matters & Do Sourdough. Andrew provides expertise, consultancy and advice to bakers and bakeries. Co-Founder of the UK’s Real Bread Campaign. Recognised world authority on all matters pertaining to Real Bread. Co-Founder of Scottish Bread Championships along with Scottish Food Guide. Speaker, Lecturer and Educationalist on Bread Matters. Co-Founder of Scotland The Read more