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 forward to great collaborating and keeping in touch with you all….some super places to eat when planning your trips to the isles and another wonderful addition in Edinburgh too. The Orkney Craft Vinegar is also really interesting as it is made with Beremeal, the heritage 6 row barley only grown on the Orkneys. Scalloway Hotel, Shetland Isles (featured photo)  http://www.scallowayhotel.com

Argyll Hotel, Isle of Iona

(left)  https://www.argyllhoteliona.co.uk

Skye Food & Drink Festival http://spiritofskye.com

Ullinish Country Lodge,                 Isle of Skye http://www.theisleofskye.co.uk/index.html

Ostara Café, Edinburgh https://www.ostaracafe.co.uk

Orkney Craft Vinegar, Orkney Isles https://www.orkneycraftvinegar.com

Belhaven Smokehouse News…Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy & Connectivity, visited Belhaven Smokehouse this week 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 their produce by gutting, filleting and smoking trout they sold direct consumers. They diversified to smoking Shetland salmon, local white fish, meat and cheese and grown steadily. The new specially designed premises reflect the need to keep pace with FSS demands for quality and food safety controls, and their traceability is second to none. http://www.belhavensmokehouse.com

The fabulous Firebrick Brasserie at Lauder is hosting another of their popular French Tasting Evenings. Firebrick’s Special Events are themed evenings giving you a chance to enjoy fine dining in relaxed company, meet the chefs and expert hosts, and explore new directions in cooking. All are one-offs and sell out fast. This time a mouth-watering menu, smooth French wines to match every course, all for £30pp on Wed 7th March. Booking essential. http://firebrickbrasserie.co.uk

Scotland The Bread News in Real Bread Week. They have sold more than three quarters of a ton of flour in 1kg bags since milling started in mid-November. Reaction from bakers, home and professional, has been very positive with comments on the wonderful flavour of these heritage wheats when freshly milled. Rouge d’Ecosse is already on Slow Food Ark of Taste. Check out the story on https://scottishfoodguide.com/places/united-kingdom/scottish-borders/west-linton/slowfood/rouge-decosse-wheat/

They’ve just launched them in 3kg bags – better value for the regular baker. Order online herehttp://breadmatters.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=115

Contini has the answer for your Big Birthday, Special Anniversary or Wedding Coming Up. With two fantastic private dining rooms and with all three venues available for private hire they are an ideal choice for a party. Their newly refurbished private dining room at Contini George Street is suitable for the smaller parties and their stunning Glengoyne Room at Cannonball House is a perfect new addition. https://www.contini.com


Torridon website goes live! After months of hard work their new website is amazing and a truer reflection of The Torridon Resort experience and the stunning surrounding area. https://www.thetorridon.com


Demijohn is offering Mother’s Day Free Delivery Offer. Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 11th March this year here in Britain so if you are looking for inspiration check out their online shop or one of their most attractive retail outlets. They always have something pretty, arty, delicious and personal for great gift ideas. Details at https://www.demijohn.co.uk


Whitmuir has hens a-clucking and turkeys for cooking for Easter! This and much more at their lovely farm shop and award-winning café – a most enjoyable wee trip out of town. They have 100’s of organic products in their shop, their own butchery and an excellent array of vegetables too. https://www.whitmuir.scot