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August 27, 2019


I count myself lucky indeed that the interests and pursuits I am most passionate about happen also to be how...

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July 18, 2019

Happy Memories from Royal Highland Show 2019

Thanks to one and all! Hard to believe it’s over for another year and what an amazing time we had...

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June 19, 2019

This Week is Showtime! See you there!

Carina Contini …with Scotland’s Royal Highland Show starting on Thursday. 190K visitors can’t be wrong! For months June has been...

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May 31, 2019

Bread & Cheese – where would we be without them!

The yellowhammer has a characteristic song with an "A little bit of bread and no cheese" rhythm. I remain to be...

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April 18, 2019

Westering Home…and eating like Kings!

Claggain Bay, Islay Home for us is Fife however in my line of work exploring Scotland is both a joy...

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April 6, 2019

What a Week it Was! Holyrood Insights.

When given the opportunity to have a Member Sponsored Exhibition, thanks to the support of Annabelle Ewing MSP, I enthusiastically accepted...

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March 16, 2019

Tattie Time Today!

Ark of Taste Shetland Black Potatoes In a world of international cuisine, noodles and nachos, rice and cornmeal, it is...

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March 4, 2019

Heritage Foods of Alba

set up & ready for tomorrow Wendy Barrie, Scottish Food Guide, will be presenting The Heritage Foods of Alba Exhibition at The...

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February 28, 2019

The Sap is Rising!

After last year’s beast from the east one can never be sure, but our crocus bulbs think spring is near...

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January 28, 2019

Goodfoodology – Our Learning Zone

I am a firm believer in you are what you eat: the importance of sustainable healthy food and the enjoyment of...

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December 26, 2018

London Calling

Personally speaking, my travels to London are sufficiently infrequent to still be fun! My earliest memory is of going to...

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December 20, 2018

From Offaly Good Pud in Scotland to Cracking Kidneys in Berlin!!

Black pudding has long been a staple of the full Scottish breakfast but did you know how it began? Back...

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December 2, 2018

Delightful Dumfries & Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway is a stunning part of Scotland and oft overlooked in favour of Nessie or Glen Coe. Yet...

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November 19, 2018

Wendy Barrie wins Thistle Regional Ambassador Award, Central, Fife & Tayside 2018/19

The Scottish Thistle Awards Regional Finals for the Central, Fife  & Tayside, and Lothian & Borders took place at Prestonfield...

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November 1, 2018

A Vote for Good Food!

Food is emotive. Food is political. Food is convivial. Food brings back fond memories of holidays, family, celebrations. Yet sadly...

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October 19, 2018

The Wonders of Shetland

It was a pleasure and delight to visit Shetland again for their Taste of Shetland celebrations. OK so you need...

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October 1, 2018

Taste of Shetland

Whether it is its proximity to Scandinavia or the friendly folk; the breathtaking views or the abundance of amazing produce,...

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September 14, 2018

Orkney Adventures – Part 2

The Lynnfield Hotel is a wonderful place for foodies to hang their hat whilst visiting all these fabulous islands and produce....

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August 28, 2018

Orkney Gems – a food travel to remember

This very special archipelago has been home to Mesolithic tribes, Picts and Norse, and holds some of the best preserved...

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July 16, 2018

Royal Highland Show round up!

A thousand thanks to all you Chefs who presented at Scotland’s Larder Live Theatre at this year’s Royal Highland Show.What...

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June 28, 2018

The Ethical Dairy To Increase Production

The Ethical Dairy is to increase production of its range of cheeses made with milk from their Cow-with-Calf dairy herd...

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June 18, 2018

Scotland’s biggest & best – the wonderful Royal Highland Show!!

Scotland’s Larder Live 2018 The Gregorian Calendar is generally accepted worldwide, commencing in January with academic versions for the scholarly...

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June 8, 2018

Speed bonnie boat…or car…or coach…to the Skye Food & Drink Festival!

Haste ye to the fabulous Skye Food and Drink Festival to be held at The Aros Centre in Portree on...

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May 30, 2018

Les Dames d’Escoffier International’s Edible Scotland Trip with Scottish Food Guide

There has been much talk recently of Food Tourism, something I have been devoted to for many years. Well, here...

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May 3, 2018

May Celebrations & Offers

Italian Taster Evening at Firebrick Brasserie, Lauder, Wednesday 9th May 7pm, with some fabulous Italian wines to match each course if...

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April 25, 2018

Congratulations to Winners Ardross Farm Shop & Paul Newman!

Ardross Farm Shop wins 'Farm to Fork' Family run Ardross Farm Shop, near Elie in the East Neuk of Fife...

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April 15, 2018

Springtime across Scottish Food Guide

We were here the other day buying cheeses - what a super range. Now Craigies are planting strawberries, raspberries, lettuce, chives,...

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March 25, 2018

Over the Sea to Skye

I am sufficiently young to recall when there were only ferries to Skye! My very first holiday minus parents was...

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March 23, 2018

Excellent Easter Offers across Scotland to check out.

Macbeths, online Scottish Butcher & Game Dealer based in Forres, last dispatch date pre Easter is Wed 28th March. Jock...

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March 14, 2018

David and Wilma Finlay launch The Ethical Dairy

‘With livestock farming becoming more and more intensive, is it time to rethink how we run dairy farms?’ For organic...

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March 5, 2018

A warm welcome to our newest Scottish Food Guide Members

A warm welcome to our newest Scottish Food Guide Members with quite an island theme going on here! We look...

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February 14, 2018

Foodie bulletin for February

The Torridon becomes an AA-listed five-star hotel - Luxurious Scottish retreat The Torridon Hotel has been awarded five-star accreditation by the...

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February 6, 2018

Countdown to Valentine’s Day

While Spring is still a distant thought sadly, romance is certainly blossoming at this point in the year with many...

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February 2, 2018

Thyme at Errichel Finalist in Awards

For a wee country we punch above our weight with wonderful people in fabulous places. One such place is Errichel...

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January 27, 2018

Restaurants ready for February chills with hot menus!

New Season Menu at Cannonball Restaurant & Bar re-opened its doors this week after a well deserved two week break for...

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January 18, 2018

It’s Haggis Season – time to catch the wee beasties off the hill!!

Burns Night is fast approaching and Jock, chief haggis hunter, has been out in the wilds again, risking life and...

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January 15, 2018

Refill and be environmental at Demijohns!

Happy New Year from Demijohns! They would like you to refill your empty Demijohn bottles, rather than throw them away,...

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January 15, 2018

Seasonal Breaks in Bonnie Melrose

Enjoy a special Winter Break AT BURTS AND TOWNHOUSE HOTELS this winter.   Their Winter offer is a very attractive 2 night...

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January 3, 2018

Happy New Year & Healthy Eating!

Craigie’s amazing root veg! This month, January, their veg boxes are on special offer, just £3.49 for a colourful box...

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December 14, 2017

Christmas offers from around Scotland

12 Sleeps till Christmas and 50 Whitmuir Turkeys looking for a home Their turkeys have had just the best life...

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November 20, 2017

Foire–des-Minėes hosts Scottish Food Guide

Scottish Food Guide has just returned from an amazing week in the pretty town of Challans near Nantes where we were...

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November 20, 2017

Latest Members

We welcome new Members Galloway Chillies , Ardshealach Smokehouse and Yester Farm Dairies , to Scottish Food...

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