Small dairy with pasteurized vegetarian artisan cheeses, from free-range Anglo-Nubian goats: a soft cheese; a firm British Coulommier-style, and a hard cheese.
The following establishments are considered to be of a very high standard, but they are not yet members of Scottish Food Guide
Family run restored coaching inn. Bar and restaurant couthy, warm and friendly – very popular with locals for freshly cooked fare and range of beers.
Isle of Mull
Husband and wife team Guy and Juliet Grieve. Winner of 2 environmental awards, Guy has top reputation for his hand dived king scallops.
Cheery hostelry on the ski road. Offering great fresh local food from the Cairngorm region in an informal setting.
Here the ethos is fresh-seasonal-local-sustainable-homemade. With a combined Irish
French and Spanish heritage, they cooked their way around the world before opening here. ‘Bia’ is Irish for ‘food.’ Members of Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance.
Isle of Mull
Studio and gallery where Peter Walker aka Pete the Pot, who studied art and ceramics at Glasgow School of Art, is to be found.
Well stocked deli supporting local producers and many home made items – bakery, meringues, quiches and good cheese counter.
The building’s history is fascinating. I recall the scents of cedar, pine and linseed and now it’s aromatic dishes from Ben’s kitchen. Reflecting elements of Nordic inspiration.
Fine produce and skills – a great reputation for peat/beechwood and whisky smoked salmon/mackerel/gravadlax. Shop plus mail order.
A haven of flavoursome artisan breads, cakes and great coffee in both Ayr & Troon.
Organic fruit and vegetable grower, widely known for their box scheme, also with organic farm shop
The road over to the bay is awesome! Award-winning – seafood from Applecross Bay, Estate Venison and garden produce.
Fresh soft cheese from cows’ milk and vegetarian rennet, Lady Mary is a moist tangy cheese scented with Summer Harvest Truffle Oil and locally foraged garlic.
Stylish Swedish bakery and café in Quartermile, one of several in town. Sourdough breads along with many crispbreads and chocolates on sale.
Dedicated to free range farming and the importance of ‘breed and feed.’ Chickens, sheep, Shorthorn cattle, and Gloucester Old Spot.
Wonderful pick-your-own berries in season. Belhaven also produce very fine non dairy sorbets ‘Ice Delight.’
Tiny distillery. Andrew Symington, Master of the Quaich, ensures it continues to produce traditional, handmade farm whisky and innovative malts.
Known for his heather honey from the local hills in set, liquid and comb form. A regular at Haddington Farmers’ Market.
‘Well fed, well blessed.’ A Glasgow institution. With strong Barra connections the menu is delightfully Hebridean in flavour. 3 venues.
Isle of Arran
Award-winning family butchers with 2 retail and a mobile shop.This lovely couple won the Best Butcher at the Scottish Rural Awards 2015.
Isle of Arran
Charmingly restored croft: gifts, ceramics + this unusual and enjoyable eatery! Home made pides (Turkish style calzone) from wood burning oven.
Café and coffee shop brimming full of home bakes and local produce. As much artisan, organic and fair trade as possible.
Lovely hipster hangout. Great coffee, carefully sourced menu items plus an eclectic and attractive selection of unusual kitchen related goods on sale too.
Social Distillery – owned by locals for locals, creating jobs. Stunning Centre, shop and lovely ‘Canteen.’ Isle of Harris Gin however no whisky on sale yet…
Farm shop full of fresh vegetables, groceries and local meats. Soft fruits a speciality in season and available frozen all year.
Known for berries – strawberries, rasps, blueberries and cherries, plus local meats, cheese, chutneys, oils and cookware. Lovely café.
Rural elegance in this delightful country retreat. Fine architectural features and gained accolades for their dining experience.
Butcher by Royal Appointment. Lovely shop with local produce and friendly service. Award-winning sausages, pies, haggis and roasts.
Traditional hostelry is anything but traditional! Sensitively renovated to retain original features but give a contemporary twist.
Community hub on Grimsay with versatile space, local produce market, home bakes and teas. Post Office and café, functions and events.
Organic produce straight from the farm. Primarily milk and also seasonal vegetables.
Local produce, local hostelry, all combined in one winning combo. Sailors, families, friends all enjoying the convivial surroundings.
Traditional butcher with 2 shops in Paisley. Supplier of Slow Food Ark of Taste Fresh Blood Black Pudding.
Maritime theme for menu and décor. Predominantly seafood menu with delicious bisques. Informal and casual. 2nd one in Leith.
Galloway beef and Blackface cross lamb reared on rolling hills. Galloway cattle are bonny, native, and smaller than modern breeds with superb flavour.
Knockomie is a really beautiful residence with fine architecture. Gavin won Silver Thistle Award his work for tourism. Meats from Macbeths.
Delightful licensed deli and eatery on the Black Isle – contemporary design & full of flavours.
Small batch gin infused with local fruits at Peel Farm: Blueberry, Mulled, Gunshot, Raspberry and Strawberry. Café and farm shop.
Donnie is committed to bring freshest, best value, most local possible, 100% organic to your doorstep, in highlands: veg/meat/breads/fish/household.
Young innovative brewery with bags of knowledge and enthusiasm. Good range going places: Happy Chappy, Red Rocker, Rogue Wave…
Tactile woodwork, creative jewellery plus practical and appealing ceramics. Many decorative pieces on display, dishwasher and ovenproof.
Original emporium here, now more shops including Glasgow. Beautifully laid out – wheels of cheese piled high and cheese related stock.
Soay sheep were originally bred on St Kilda. Truly organic and totally natural they are wild and tasty!
Rearing free range traditional breeds of chickens, geese, ducks and turkey available at farmers’ markets and direct online.
Speyside restaurant with Walled Garden, local meats and Scottish cheeseboard. They make their own gin and preserves. Farm shop.
Isle of Arran
Arran’s only whisky distillery and independently owned: good range of malts, whisky tours, beautifully designed; lovely café bistro.
Clan Hay Centre, with riveting history and romantic gardens. Ideal for weddings but equally fun for lunch or tea in the laird’s kitchen.
Now also with shop in Edinburgh. Top notch: stylish displays of perfectly conditioned cheeses; excellent knowledge from this former chef.
Miniature restaurant consistently has a big reputation and a Michellin Star – a delicious combination in a rural setting.
Isle of Mull
Famous for their Tobermory Smoked Trout and Smoked Salmon. Beautifully presented, carefully sourced and very tasty.
High quality beef from naturally-reared stock of Highland cattle, slow to mature and all animals are grass fed for best flavour.
Small batch gin, cultivating a sustainable wild juniper supply. It is ‘a celebration of juniper and rosehip, two bold and fresh Highland botanicals.’
Isle of Harris
Can be booked for sporting facilities/ B&B/ courses. Estate venison and home smoked salmon. Farm shop by castle.
Organic butter biscuits including ginger, lemon melts and chocolate limes. Powered by local sources of renewable energy.
Fine free range chickens bred on a small commercial scale, sold in discerning Edinburgh stores. Duck eggs also available.
Winner of Most Hospitable Hotel, Regional Thistle Awards 2017. Stylish and baronial luxury. CiS Exc Award Restaurant of Year 2011, Michelin starred, 4 AA Rosettes.
Owned by Edrington Group. Founded 1798 and still has traditional malting floor. Visitor Centre. A hint of peat plus sweetness from oak barrels.
Top notch dining in luxurious surroundings. 2 Michelin**Andrew’s influence will live on and his friends and family will always remember him.
Adam Newth won Young Chef of the Year Award at the CiS Excellence Awards 2016. Contemporary restaurant with local produce.
Organic blackface and blackface-cross lamb and mutton direct to the public at farmers markets. Slow grown on clovery meadows and herb-rich hills.
Own fishing boats and processes catch from others landing there. Langoustine, scallops, crabs and lobsters. Cafe. Shop in Glasgow.
2014 Winner of The Restaurant Newcomer of the Year Award at CiS Awards, Peter McKenna is also Slow Food Chef Alliance Member.
Deli located to rear courtyard of their cafe and bookshop. Beautifully laid out – impressive selection of produce from foodie shopping to special gifts.
A blend of British bakery and French patisserie. Sourdough breads, cakes, savouries and folk rave about their chocolate gateaux!
Handsomely restored bringing back whisky making. Great story, product underway, lovely gift shop and excellent café complete with Mr.C’s Pies!
Coaching inn creatively refurbished to create a hotel oozing character in a traditional yet contemporary way. Clan Colquhoun country and estate produce.
Extensive range of delicious cheeses and lovely displays of cheese related kitchenware, breadboards and ceramics.
Isle of Arran
Made from non-homogenised milk from local cows. Created in small batches in tasty flavours reflecting other island produce.
Locally caught shellfish, peat smoked salmon and kippers all smoked in traditional kilns. Mail order online. Andy supplies top hotels too.
Newport on Tay
Jamie Scott, BBC Masterchef Professional Winner opened his modern Scottish restaurant overlooking the silvery Tay.
Organic beef and lamb from traditional breeds. Sometimes chicken too. Their own farm butchery ensures full traceability, low food miles.
Traditional country inn and a mecca for local produce skilfully and professionally prepared by Lara Smith at the helm in kitchen.
Local enthusiastic breadmakers set up a community bakery, so Dunbar would not lose its bakery! Very popular with locals and now the talk of the town!
Fondly remembered from childhood and still going strong. They source 100% fresh fish from suppliers in Scotland and offer rapid delivery service.
Attractive greengrocer…new owner(2017) and looking a treat, complete with an excellent range of Green City products. Friendly service
New venture in micro-bakery. Weekly pre-order service. Reserve Champion at the Scottish Bread Championships 2018 in their 1st year!
Gold and Silver awards a-plenty, it had grown yet kept its fine range and quality. Highly regarded by discerning shoppers and top chefs.
100% raw mono floral honeys and handmade preserves & beautifully crafted beeswax candles – a winning combo from the hills.
Organic Angus Beef, sold on farm, to restaurateurs and at various farmers’ markets. Lamb, chicken, pork and eggs, all organic.
Isle of Benbecula
Pure Bred Blackface Sheep born and bred on this beautiful croft. Smaller carcass size but massive flavour and excellent value. Sold mail order direct.
Michellin Starred restaurant. Martin has justly won many awards for his skills and expert use of our fine local produce.
Community Supported Agriculture scheme is a community food growing project on the western edge of Shetland supplying fruit and veg.
Leading fresh meat supplier of the north. Cheery friendly service with fish shop next door!
Pared down menus brimming with local produce seek to show an essence of Scotland without fuss or fiddling, yet with no shortage of flavour on each plate.
Rural log cabin with delightful gift and farm shop. Carefully sourced produce, locally reared meat, cured cuts, veg and Fair Trade produce.
A light and airy contemporary space with freshly prepared dishes: seafood soup/steak platters. Very popular.
An excellent addition to this fair city. People are sure to travel from near and far to enjoy this special deli.
Classic traditional charcuterie using heritage breeds of pork and Shetland mutton to create succulent artisan results.
Classic 1930’s style décor. When liner Queen Mary was being built on The Clyde, Rogano was similarly fitted out in the city and ‘a legend was born.’
The Café and upstairs Oyster Bar are unique Edinburgh classics. 200 years old the name reflects the oysters so commonplace in 1820’s. Opulent baroque & Scottish classics.
Stylish fish merchant and game shop. Fresh and cured fish – even piscine pottery!
Great tasting oatcakes with a crumbly texture. Also stock breads; sweet loaves; Polish loaves and pastries.
Isle of Lewis
Ceramics, handthrown in Hebridean hues, beautifully displayed alongside artists’ jewelry and gifts Lovely individual pieces/customers can order a dinner service!
Working farm with great range of vegetables plus their own on farm beef. Open 9-5, 7 days a week but only from Nov to May.
Eclectic gift shop with crafts, clothes and an exuberant café with light dishes and lots of home baking.
Converted farm building to bakery producing a range of delicious farmhouse style breads, biscuits, preserves and sweet treats. Stuart is 4th generation of baking enthusiasts.
Fresh and smoked seafood specialist. Traditional kiln smoking key to the flavour plus marinaded herring and arctic char reflecting Nordic heritage.
Isle of Skye
Skye’s unique highland energy booster for the great outdoors, minty Scottish tablet.
Multi award-winning Orkney smoked beef, a full range of own traditional dry-cured bacon and ham and many more meat products.
Treasure trove for foodies – and difficult to leave empty handed! Rooms of cookware, dishes, linens and ironmongery.
Ales date back to 1700’s with domestic brewery serving House and the Estate. Rediscovered by Peter Maxwell Stuart in 60’s. Still brewed by the Lairds of Traquair.
Highly regarded butcher, seeking out the best local produce available. They have won awards for their black pudding and Champion Haggis.
Lovely range of local delicacies to enjoy and home baked puds. For me the star has to be the crab platters – landed on the doorstep, prepared daily.
Perfect wee place bursting with landed catch and also local heritage delicacies such as Slow Food Ark of Taste Salt Herring and salt cod too.
Exquisite seasonal salad leaves, edible flowers and dressings from the far north of Scotland. Blossoms are perfect for gateaux. Farm Shop too.
Isle of Skye
Enchanting spot on the shore, fine dining and period rooms in the hotel. Eilean Iarmain also has the local’s bar.
Master Baker with traditional range plus lamb bridies. Breads traditionally fermented and hand moulded and along with his pies, delivered across the isles.
Very fine farm shop known for home reared Galloway Beef, Blackface sheep and Kilnford pigs. Full deli selection, cheeses and lovely cafe.
Most northerly wine company – traditional way with flowers and vegetables, many locally grown. Intense berry combos and now rum! 100% natural, sulphur free.
Isle of Skye
Lovely historic house with Scandi-inspired interiors. Predominantly but not exclusively resident diners, and advocates of Slow Food. Fresh, creative dishes reflecting Skye’s terroir.
Long famous for its Fudge from traditional family bakery, Argo’s, branded for mainland as Orkney Fudge. Delicious squares of sweet treats.
Destination dining near Oban. 18th century ferry inn, now a family run luxury hotel. Airds has had an enviable reputation for many years.
Coaching inn with accommodation and great food provenance. CiS Pub Excellence Award 2012. On bridge by canal.
Beautiful lodge, glorious views, beautiful interiors, perfect for holiday or wedding. Loch View Restaurant renowned for fine food.
Turreted fairytale architecture, fine food and relaxing ambience. Winner 2014 CiS Excellence Awards Independent Hotel of the Year.
Fun for food lovers, Hopetoun Estate has a farm shop stocking estate meats, cheese, deli and all sorts of cooks’ accessories.
One of the earliest box schemes, certified organic since 1991. Thriving box scheme perfect for ethical food shoppers.
Isle of Skye
Chef Patron Michael Smith’s inspired cuisine has been awarded a Michellin Star. Scottish dishes with French influence and Skye produce.
Lovely fruit and veg shop on foodie’s heaven Byres Road! Lovely market feel in pretty displays.
Viking inspired names and delicious flavours offering something special including Island Bere, using ancient local grain Beremeal.
Gourmet chocolate enterprise -fair trade, free range, organic Shop and café. Part of a colourful community of artists, families and of course chocolate!
Handcrafted Scottish gifts alongside ambient local jams, chutneys, oatcakes. Spirits from the wonderful liquid deli Demijohn in gleaming glass flasks.
Isle of Mull
Seafood café, vibrant bustling venue above Calmac Pier Langoustines, lobster and squats caught on own fishing boat + Glengorm Castle beef.
Well deserved reputation for fine dining and also devotes time to young chefs. Winner of the 2012 Chef of the Year – CIS Excellence Awards.
Cheese emporium for Scottish artisan cheeses, plus other useful condiments and accessories. Cheeses from Orkney to Ayrshire; blues, matures; creamy and smooth.
5th generation, the family traditionally smokes local fish. Hot roast salmon flakes with wonderful intense flavour; smoked haddock for Cullen Skink.
Contemporary dining. Well worth a visit – sit upstairs and you can watch the chefs industriously prepare the dishes.
Wholesale, perfect for chefs, cafes and shops. French influenced with an innovative artisan range.
Isle of Mull
Waterfront café alongside “factory” shop this is a delightful spot to visit and tarry awhile. Gift baskets, vouchers and heavenly drinking chocolate.
Preserves and chutneys, Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Award Winner 2016 for Perfyit Piccalilli. Products made in small batches.
Serious luxury on the menu! Resort hotel in the heart of ‘ The’ Golf Course in St Andrews. Road Hole Restaurant stunning views.
Harbourside seafood restaurant run by famous fishmongers of the same name. Next door is their quick stop fish bar The Wee Hurry.
Family honey business tending bees the old fashioned way. Fabulous candles too.
So much more than a butcher’s with tasty range of delicatessen too. Great local produce and friendly service.
Contemporary inn, rather ‘cool’ with good range of tempting dishes with seasonal produce. Popular haunt as a successful gastro pub.
Knockraich Crowdie, Crème Fraiche and Yogurts. Own herd of grass fed British Friesian Cattle, Farm Shop and Courtyard Cafe for light bites and baking.
Fine sourdoughs, danish pastries with their home made apricot compote and their magnificent Covenanter’s Loaf along with other delicious goodies.
Artisan cheese – pasteurized milk from own Friesian cows. Traditional family recipe: light, white, slightly crumbly and zesty. Classic, chives, walnut, caraway.
One of the oldest family businesses in the Western Isles. When we visited our hosts treated us to a black pudding tasting and we particularly enjoyed this one!
Isle of Iona
Community owned with delicious local produce, often from their organic garden, comfy chairs with panoramic views in the lounge.
Wonderful local bakery, 5th generation (founded1820) with artisan breads and a very fine selection of patisserie. Cafe across road.
Excellent produce for box schemes and trade. Patricia is well known for her creativity in the kitchen garden with exotic leaves and salads.
Waterfront dining in this charming bistro. Local seafood speciality. Virtually travel the high seas as every wall papered in nautical maps!
Long established traditional ales, skillfully blended, each with their own distinctive character.
Out front is a pretty and useful deli. Delve deeper and you find a lovely bistro – contemporary style and log stove glowing.
Stunning views and fine seafood make a winning combo Converted old fishing cottage, with rich exuberant tastes on the table.
Isle of Skye
Keith and Rachel Jackson run a smallholding at Orbost Estate with Soay Sheep, Highland Cows, and Wild Boar Cross Gloucester Old Spot (Iron Age) Pigs.
Organic produce with excellent reputation with a well managed box scheme, regular stall at Edinburgh’s famers’ market.
Seasonal range of fresh fish daily: Haddock, Cod, Sole, Salmon, Halibut, Monkfish, Scallops, Crabmeat and their own smokehouse onsite.
Informal and contemporary, light and airy. Tempting menu in an appealing setting. Good value for money with local food and daily menus.
Lovely deli with very good cheese selection and a great range of Scottish produce.
Isle of Mull
Breads home made with organic flour, all the meats are from Mull. Prawns, crabs and lobsters are caught in the bay. BYOB + booking recommended.
Isle of Harris
Top notch tearoom with super gallery – loads of light in this imaginative new build with panoramic views.
Lively coffee shop, spacious farm shop and children’s indoor adventure play area. Own vegetables on 10 acres and a good range of artisan produce.
Cold pressed rapeseed oil, home grown, pressed and bottled on farm. Gregor is 3rd generation Mackintosh on the family farm.
Decorative pottery from the moment you set foot in the gate! Lamps and salad sets, bowls and teapots riots of colour with bags of character.
Local game, landed seafood and own garden vegetables – green credentials are top notch. Collected from Mallaig in their own boat.
Isle of Arran
Craft brewer with good range with wonderful names such as Clyde Puffer, Brewery Dug, and Red Squirrel! Tasting and tours available at Cladach Visitor Centre.
Oldest independent family-owned distillery and only one to malt 100% of barley using traditional floor malting methods. Estab. 1828 on the site of an illicit still!
6th generation Grant family, independent distillery. Fine single malts, guiding and shop.
‘Cow to door in 24,’ Ayrshire milk straight from Sorbie Farm to your door as grandson Alan revives the milk round!
Charming country house set amidst river edged gardens. Fine dining.
Handmade preserves – blueberry, strawberry and plum jams; mustards, chutneys and marmalades. Made in small batches to taste like granny used to make.
Wood panelled inn and crackling hearth, thatched roof and a couthy bar bistro. Food is very good and service warm and friendly.
Estate with much to offer: beef, venison and game; farm shop, activities and café.
Locally caught seafood served in contemporary style in this waterfront restaurant. The MacLeod family have been operating seafood restaurants locally for over 20 years.
‘Plough to pint’ on farm where barley grows! From pale Foxy Blonde to classic rich ale Dark Horse. Foraged specials, Elderflower and Heavy Nettle! Café.
Friendly family deli reminiscent of a traditional grocer’s shop in its care taken to source the best produce.
Family bakery famed for their Wooleys Oatcakes in a variety of flavours to go with the island’s cheeses and chutneys!
Chef Willie Little is so passionate about seafood he opened his own fish shop! He also shares his expertise with customers from far and wide.
Chris has transformed this landmark pub into a brasserie dining experience alongside a stylish bar. As he says, local ingredients with modern flair and charm.
Only deli for miles for locals and visitors with seasonal veg, local beers, cheeses, own organic breads, even local butcher stockist, fishing permits and crafts!
What a place, used by the best. You feel you are entering a bustling fish market with all the flurry of scales and ice! A vibrant experience!
Formerly cooperage and smokehouse – the perfect venue for Billy Boyter’s fine seafood restaurant with Michelin Star.
Beautiful island setting (with bridge) – award-winning spa and golf course; fine dining in this world famous historic residence.
Dainty butter dishes, handsome teapots; bread crocks, cheese domes, plus a whole range of plates, lamps and bowls. Trade and consumer. Lochinver and Ullapool.
Isle of Iona
Converted croft near Abbey with beautiful handthrown pottery evoking the seas and sights of Iona. Gallery of limited edition prints, art cards and etchings.
Plump aromatic cloves of Porcelain Garlic grown in the Highlands. Also garlic oatcakes, mayo, rubs and dressings.
Family business produces on farm extra virgin cold pressed winter rapeseed oil. Also dressings, skincare, even by-product logs!
Isle of South Uist
Isobel & Alan have a great reputation for Hebridean produce – seafood fresh from boat Hebridean lamb from hill , beef from own Highlanders.
Great reputation, pressing Scottish apples on East Lothian farm, fermented and matured. Traditional, Ginger, Elderflower and Strawberry.
Minimalist pots made for practical use – a little whimsical in design. I love the mugs with little paws!
Non profit making social enterprise providing high quality, naturally made organic artisan bread as part of a healthy balanced diet. Wholesale and retail.
Imaginative selection with delicious award-winning jams, jellies and sauces. Louise can often be seen on her pretty stand at food festival events.
Award-winning artisan chocolatiers, organic bean to bar – also with gelato, gateaux. Production in Haddington;retail/café in Bruntsfield.
Artisan food deserves lovely plates and artistry such as Robert’s. A pleasure to use and display.
Organic and biodynamic produce fresh from family farm. No shop but a wide range of box scheme options plus farmers’ markets.
Top quality, unique as only foraging chocolatier in UK. Beautifully boxed shiny dark chocolates of cream ganache with seasonal flavours of the wild.
Susan’s creative range of ceramics are functional and beautiful, all dishwasher safe. She has plates and bowls, vases and teapots, all in a wide range of hues.
By the harbour it is quite the tardis, brimming with local produce as the blackboard outside informs.
Deli with a difference – really cool with a giant tree in the middle and lovely informal cafe bistro next door.
Tasty and innovative free from oatcakes using natural sea water from where Atlantic and North Sea merge at Muckle Flugga (most northerly point of UK) sterilised and filtered.
Excellent fish van, cheery, delivering and selling freshest seafood to trade and consumers. Range of seasonal catch, farm eggs and local honey.
Contemporary surroundings, the perfect place for a coffee and home baking or light lunches showcasing and supporting many local producers.
Light and airy bistro attractively laid out with natural woods and a split level design. Lovely menu with home bakes and local produce.
Award-winning ales from natural ingredients and own spring. Traditional methods based on the old British Cask Ale heritage and own strain of yeast too with provenance.
Michelin Star to his name for his fusion of French cuisine and Scottish produce. His philosophy is ‘From Nature to Plate.’
Enterprising cafe, vibrant and different, informal and surprising. The menu is very ethical and well sourced, fine crab risotto.
Top class – and very picturesque – butchers with award winning meats, dry cured bacon, and even wines.
Famous butcher that everyone raves about! Seasonal spring lamb to mutton, chicken to beef, pork and game.
Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Award Finalist 2016, their range includes salami, chorizo, pepperoni, bresaola and smoked.
Idyllic spot accessible by boat (unless you have walking boots). Delicious home made breads, garden produce. Warm welcome awaits you.
Isle of Gigha
Organically fed, Winner of Crown Estate Stewardship Award. As for its taste, it is a beautiful delicate flavour. Smoky, sweet, subtle and sustainable.
Refreshingly ethical seafood restaurant founded by Colin Hinds, Member of Slow Food Chefs.’ Kilted Lobster has also created “Cooking up a Storm,’ the Social Conscience.
Large sunny café, farm shop has local beef, organic pork, Scottish cheeses, honey and jam. Selection of fruit, veg, gifts, wines,kitchenware.
Oldest building in town, the county Tolbooth, dating from the 16th Century. Now a fine seafood restaurant right by the harbour.
Courts family, 3rd generation butchers are back in their home town and warmly welcomed! Great local butchers.
Family farm for seasonal berries, June to Sept. Farm shop with local preserves, deli items and wee café.
Over a century trading, well loved by generations and a must on any trip to the beach! Their grandfather’s original recipe now in 50 flavours!
Amazing lady with her Jersey cows. Her unpasteurized cheese, luxury butter and clotted cream, cheesecake, panna cotta and quiche sell like hotcakes at local farmers markets.
Lochside country house hotel – luxury fine dining, astounding views and fascinating history.
A brilliant bazaar of all you will ever need for cake decorating & more. A must for any enthusiast.
Created by famous Edwardian architect Sir Edwin Lutyens; gardens attributed to Gertrude Jekyll, and a Chez Roux restaurant!
Delightful bar bistro – natural stone and woodwork, modernist and sensitively restored – homemade burgers, smoked sausages & fab desserts.
Handmade Belgian chocolate gifts -bespoke chocolates with a range of delicious fillings.
Diminutive listed Playfair building was indeed the gardener’s cottage and is now a quirky restaurant owned and run by two gifted young chefs, passionate about local produce.
Fantastic foodie emporium with marvellous selction of cheeses, breads, wines and much more.
Colourful, friendly, comprehensive emporium supplying high quality fruit and vegetables, organic wholefoods and bespoke flowers.
Popular range of high quality organic beers and regulars at farmers’ markets.
Isle of Harris
Idyllic location above Taransay Island, fine reputation for local, where possible organic, specialties. Awesome scenery matched by meals!
Old coaching inn adjacent to the ferry crossing. Seafood star of the show landed on doorstep. Food is superb and views match.
Artistically converted iconic railway station and impressive food to match! Rory Lovie is a Member of Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance.
Grains from ‘bread basket’ of East Lothian. Sow, grown, harvested and milled on farm for fully traceable Scottish flour, both organic and conventional.
Isle of Skye
Beautifully restored mill, with Shetland and Nordic crafts to tempt you! Downstairs is a lovely cafe with ‘best cakes on the island.’
Stylish contemporary Scottish cuisine in relaxing atmosphere. Paul loves foraging for ingredients and won Thistle Awards Hospitality Hero 2015.
Herb garden and cafe – tables inside main building and in greenhouse. Full moon dinners too!
Willie the seafood guru! Wonderful restaurant, fabulously fresh seafood. Eclectic design and polished tables make it warm and inviting.
Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier and his imaginative café plus gift shop and chocolate exhibition – a chocolaty destination!
Famous with fishing fraternity, an ideal place to break the journey. Stylish and comfortable, tasty options through from breakfast onwards.
Eclectic emporium brimming over with pottery ideas. It is an Aladdin’s cave of creativity and now also with a tiny cafe.
Slow food supporters, Jane and her team create beautiful meals with the ultimate in local produce. Catering in Scotland Excellence Award Finalist Restaurant of the Year 2015.
Isle of Lewis
Combo of dining and takeaway. “Fine Foods from the Croft Kitchen” Food-to-go plus lovely restaurant, The Verandah.
Isle of Benbecula
Family celebrating 30 years. Baking tasty breads, cakes and canapé oatcakes. Butchery, Stepping Stone Café and fab outside catering.
Farm shop, butchery and café. From fresh vegetables to their highland beef and a great selection of local produce and interesting crafts.
Cromlix, architecturally, is a magical place. Now a luxury hotel owned by local lad and tennis legend Andy Murray. It has its own exquisite chapel.
Artisan natural juices, high quality, very healthy. Own fruit orchards – raspberry, blaeberry, apples and other fruits and berries.
Isle of Lewis
Really special deli where you will find local Isle of Lewis Cheese, plus seafood, black puddings, oatcakes, cakes, chocolates, meats and much more…
Formerly Berry Good, fruit infused vodkas and gins, now distilling AVVA Gin too with its beautiful branding.
Isle of Skye
Shirley & Eddie founded Three Chimneys in the 80’s and created wonderful award-winning dining, followed by imaginative suites at the ‘House Over By.’
Style, elegance and an enviable reputation. Chef Charley Lockley is highly respected across Scotland.
Family run – fruit, vegetables and flowers, all organic, from the ancient walled gardens of Oxenfoord Castle. Box scheme and farmers’ markets.
Lochside location, charming hosts, enticing menus and lovingly restored interiors this is an enchanting place to stay.
Opened in 2014 by the Wemyss family with first Single Malt release due 2018. Darnley’s Gin Still House is next door with gin tours from July 2017.
Specialist supplier to the trade: 200 species of fungi and foraged, plus oils, vinegars and dried foods. Next day delivery available.
Genuine castle in magnificent setting – fine dining par excellence. CiS Award Finaist for Group Hotel of Year Award 2015.
Named after the herrings of the same name. Acclaimed seafood restaurant ion edge of sea with French influenced menu.
Boxes of local, organic veg and bread to households in the Borders and North Northumberland. Lots grown on family smallholding.
Part of the excellent range of artisan foods available through the East Lothian Food and Drink Directory.
Founded in 1872, top quality seafood and game wholesale and retail via fleet of vans and Shop. Smoking Room and Demonstration Kitchen too.
Locally sourced traditional beef, pork, lamb, seasonal game and excellent sausages. Also produces specialty South African sausages.
Niven family at Gloagburn have a lovely farm shop-free range eggs from their 2000 hens, local vegetables and meats plus gift shop and lovely cafe.
This lovely bakery and smallholding has pretty painted shelters for their flocks of hens and were Winners of Scottish Bread Championships 2017 and 2018.
Family business growing organic herbs and vegetables used in their own jams and chutneys.
Eclectic inn, vibrant and bustling with excellent fresh menus – Winner of Catering in Scotland 2014 Pub Excellence Award.
Well well loved quirky cakes and bakes in 1950s style. Winner of ‘Best Cake in Scotland’ at the Scottish Baker of the Year Awards 2014 and 2015. Now with 2 ‘nests’ in the town!
In their words, serving “good mood food” and have a refreshing interesting range of dishes using local produce. Sundays roasts.
Lohmann hens roam freely in this idyllic spot by the Solway Coast. Organic farm also with herd of suckler cows, sheep and two alpacas to watch them!
Wee place with a big reputation so best to book. Chef Proprietor Craig Wood CiS Chef of the Year 2015. Also in Edinburgh.
Beside Union Chain Bridge linking Scotland/England at Tweed-bees can zig zag between 2 countries! Visitor centre, double decker bus café!
Small family farm specialising in slow growing high welfare happy hens, duck and guinea fowl. They feed on natural grains, foraging.
Award-winning restaurant presenting brasserie styled food with a contemporary twist.
Handmade, local recipes, using local surplus, in season! Successful social enterprise COPE Ltd.
Isle of Lewis
Great range of cheese straws featuring Highland Dunlop from Connage and Ayrshire Bonnet, a hard pressed goats’ cheese produced by Dunlop Dairy.
Delicate rectangles packed with flavour, ideal for cheese, nibbles or dips. Original, seeded and chilli flavours. Relatively new company and already award-winners.
Isle of Mull
Carla is enthusiastic, skilful and published memoir/cookbook. Winner F&D Excellence Awards 2016. Husband Fish from husband John’s boat; garden produce.
Fine dining using beautiful local produce skilfully prepared by Paul.
Super deli on shores of Firth – hand made produce: seafood, cheese and meats plus many crafts for gifts. Lovely restaurant cafe deal for meals.
Artisan micro milk business with Ayrshires, producing on farm, non-homogenized, local milk. Farm shop and now selling tasty meat from Ayrshires too.
From classic fruit to zany chillis – something for everyone. On waterfront with lively café. Well loved by tourists, locals and a good place to visit.
Fine food served naturally.This is a little gem, upstairs in Edinburgh’s historic winding Victoria Street, very laid back and unpretentious.
Friendly informal eatery, locally landed seafood, smoked in own smokery. Live ceilidh music, real ales and range of malts.
Sweet fruit and herb vinegars mad in small batches with home-grown herbs and locally sourced fruit. Blackcurrant & thyme, raspberry & rosemary…
Supplier to Her Majesty The Queen, as well as some of Britain’s most esteemed restaurants, John Ross Jr simply spells fine smoked salmon.
Classy smoked salmon traditionally produced and recommended by many chefs, near and far. Also with a lovely café.
Great range of charcuterie, cheese and local bakes, and make tasty sandwiches to order.
Isle of Skye
Deliciously traditional Scottish tablet baked in a lochside kitchen -only Scottish butter and full cream dairy milk. Also tangy chocolate range.
Isle of Skye
Quirky shed of seafood goodies! Hot, cold, live or frozen seafood! Take away/sit in the fresh air!
Black Cuillin Ale Oatcakes, Heather Honey Biscotti, and Ale soaked fruitcake. Available farmers markets/ bakery by the Old Skye Wool Mill.
‘SaatBrack’ from Shetland seawater, filtered, dried and sold locally. Also available as squid ink salt. New to market so not yet widely available.
“Sulwath” is the ancient name for the Solway Estuary. Family business with prize-winning traditionally brewed beers. Lovely shop and tour.
Bonnie coffee shop with a cheery host, tasty dishes, home baking, every sort of coffee, plus totally different gift ideas. This artistic cafe is a popular place in the heart of Luss.
Cheery place serving top notch seafood, home baking and coffees. Oysters, scallops and crab, excellent cullen skink.
Isle of Skye
Fun and friendly hip indy café, bookstore with bric a brac and collectables too. LP’s, fascinating books: ancient and modern. Light meals with local food: soups/quiches/cakes.
All local Orkney beef and lamb, reared, raised and slaughtered on Orkney. Also fruit and veg, seafood and even cheese.
Isle of Arran
Live music almost every night to accompany the excellent food. Great atmosphere – friendly staff and skilful kitchen team.
Wholesale bakery plus wee shop producing speciality breads by traditional methods, sourdoughs, rye and spelt, shortbread and oatcakes. Also at highland farmers’ Markets.
Artisan coffee roaster, opened 2017. Micro business with big knowledge of coffee slow roasted in small batches. Good range and popular.
Isle of Arran
Croft community at Old Byre on west coast. He reflects sea and landscapes in natural and vibrant colours – my problem was deciding which to buy!
Succulent beech smoked salmon and trout, working in conjunction with Luss Estates. Luss Seafood Bar over the road.
Gently cold pressed on farm to create a fine product suitable for recipes and for salad dressings.
HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother loved its beauty and restored it. She adored the gardens whose produce is now used in the bistro for mouth-watering menus.
Rosemary and sea salt focaccia bread, large white cobs, Danish pastries and popular westside cobs, that are sold locally.
Gracious, relaxing – fine place to eat & stay. Rufflets also works on projects with local schools with healthy eating. 1st hotel in Scotland “carbon neutral.”
Known as the ‘maverick whisky makers of Dufftown!’ Founded 1887 by Grant family, one of the oldest independents. Vintage specialists and personalised bottles.
Cheery landmark red crannog-esque building, by the waterside – a great way to enjoy fresh seafood, served simply and naturally.
Owned by Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd. Highland single malt matured in the Lowlands-its stills are just over the highland line! Water from Dumgoyne, a clear and bright malt.
Excellent menus combine fine dining with local ingredients, served in charming restaurant, patio doors onto river terrace.
Geoffrey and Katherine Smeddle in residence at this fine destination restaurant with a Michellin Star. Only the finest produce with consummate skill.
Local greengrocer with lovely displays outside pretty high street shop. Also herbs and flowers, nuts, honeys and seeds.
Charming country house set amidst beautiful gardens. Fine food, wine and gracious surroundings,
An institution in Ullapool, started out as a cafe in a boatshed in 1970 and from the beginning was environmental, local and convivial.
Serving community with local produce and collaborating with producers e.g.Uradale organic Native Shetland Lamb and Beef. Fair Trade products and hampers too.
Isle of Mull
Vibrant contemporary space created from farm steadings with art, indoors and out. Teas, home baking, light lunches and Cream O Galloway ices!
Chef Patron Roy Brett ran Rick Stein’s empire prior to having his own place. Predominantly seafood there are gourmet steaks here too.
Local produce and very friendly staff. Spotless pretty bedrooms, great atmosphere in bar and a lovely arty dining room
Fragrant honey and gorgeous gifts in beeswax. Diverse wild forage in Dumfries and Galloway makes for perfect honey.
Local heritage centre, museum, art gallery, creative hub and the bonnie River Cafe overlooking the river.
Salar Salmon is back! Its hot smoked flakes are large and succulent, with great flavour and eye-catching packaging.
Isle of Arran
Beautifully boxed chocolates and bags of caramels. Perfect for treating yourself. Always fab window displays to tempt you.
An island conditori! Her dense chocolate kladdkaka hearts and imaginative range of creations are all delicious.
Baronial hall mets cosy farmhouse making a meal here an experience. Well balanced menus with classic French influences.
Bonnie wee fish shop with local produce in a lovely display. Friendly staff and a great asset to Elgin.
Award-winning Farm Shop and Coffee Bothy with a range of home grown fruit and vegetables, eggs and home baking. 5th generation and still going strong!
Sourcing, roasting and supplying. Ovenbird is a migratory bird seeking shelter in trees on small coffee farms. Davide meets growers, tours farms, checks conditions.
Isle of Skye
Specialists in wood fired salt glazed pottery in gentle tones reflecting the surrounding landscape of seas, skies and Cuillins. I buy a wee piece every time I go!
Classic oatcakes and modern twists: Traditional, Sweet (perfect with blue cheese), Cracked Black Pepper, Cheese, Chilli, Ginger, Black Olive and Cocktail.
Co-founded by Johnny Noble, fondly remembered for his love of oysters, put Loch Fyne on the map. Seafood deli, local venison and restaurant.
Organic artisan bakery and coffee roasterie with 2 outlets. Wheat, gluten-free products, and yeast-free sourdoughs. Courses, coffees and much more.
Taking its name from a beautiful wood carving in the Thistle Chapel of the St Giles Cathedral opposite. Contemporary twist on fine produce.
Seafood bistro, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Cooked with creative flair. Look out for seasonal opening hours.
Full flavoured lemonades and craft sodas, natural ingredients at their family fruit farm. Tonic waters with herbs and botanicals from their walled garden.
Amazing as its name! Farm shop & café score high on rustic charm and excellent conviviality.
An institution in Cupar and put this market town on the map. Small and cosy so ideal for private celebrations too.
Vibrant seafood shop – bustling, enthusiastic and popular with restaurateurs and foodies.
Smokery creating traditional kiln-smoked salmon, dry-cured with sea-salt crystals and vertically hung in brick kiln on smouldering whisky barrel oak shavings.
Dedicated to Fair Trade and supporting local producers – St Andrew’s Cheese, local eggs, smoked produce and meats. Wee cosy café for light meals.
Isle of Mull
Organic farm rearing Highland beef and Hebridean mutton. Fabulous woven yarns too on vintage weaving looms. Sustainability in spades!
Breathtaking panoramas, golden beaches, terrific food! Kate is passionate about local produce and knows her suppliers well.
Highly respected butcher and game dealer for locals and restaurateurs. A great asset to the village – and a mobile shop.