• Rouge d’Ecosse Wheat

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

  • North Ronaldsay Sheep

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

  • Loch Arthur Creamery, Farm Shop and Cafe

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

  • Scottish Fruit Company

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

  • Tain Pottery

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

  • Rowan Glen Dairy Products Ltd

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

  • Ayrshire Farmhouse Cheese

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

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • ‘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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Errington Cheese

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

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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. Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Dunlop Dairy

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

  • Seriously Good

    Vikki’s cheery smile and beautiful stand can be found at many a farmers’ market and events. She specialises Catering, Butchery, Events and her online Shop. Her Venison that is delicious, versatile, healthy and sustainable …and Seriously Good! She also now has a range of heritage breeds of mutton, lamb, pork and beef when Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Kedar Cheese Co

    CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM THEIR OWN SWISS BROWN DAIRY COWS TRADITIONAL & VEGETARIAN RENNET 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 Read more [...]

  • 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.

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Barwheys Dairy

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

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Post & Pantry

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

  • Hood’s Honey

    Hood’s Honey is a family business synonymous with East Lothian that has been producing world class honey there since 1950. Indeed heritage strains of bee live on in the Hood stock along with the same strain of bee and equipment that has been there since the 1930’s. Hood’s ethos is to Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Wee Dalry Dairy

    CHEESEMAKER, BUTTERS, YOGHURTS & CREME FRAICHE PASTEURISED MILK FROM MOSSGIEL PEDIGREE AYRSHIRE COWS: classified organic from July 1st 2018 VEGETARIAN RENNET DAIRY CAN BE VISITED DURING NORMAL WORKING HOURS This fabulous new addition to Scottish Cheese Trail has a range of dairy produce and handmade artisan butter. Robert has a Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Gordon & MacPhail

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

  • Salted Dry Cured Ling

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

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Aberdour Bakery Company

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

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Tappit Shetland Hen

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

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Bread Matters

    Andrew Whitley is the author of Bread Matters and co-founder of the UK’s Real Bread Campaign.  Andrew campaigns with thoughtfulness and commitment for better quality in our daily bread and an end to the adulteration of the staff of life. Andrew provides consultancy and advice to bakers and bakeries. Having heard him in action he Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Prestonfield Rhubarb

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

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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. Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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. Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Ardross Farm

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

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Campsie Glen Smoke House

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

  • Connage Highland Dairy

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

  • Laprig Valley

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

  • St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Co

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

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Galloway Chillies

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

  • Rannoch Smokery

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

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Scottish Food Studio

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

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Campbell’s Bakery

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

  • Bhaile Craft Bakery

    This beautiful haven of flavoursome breads and great coffee is a new entry to Scottish Food Guide. A wonderful artisan bakery with black forest gateaux, a wee cafe serving artisan coffee and other superb mouth watering temptations! More info to follow soon…

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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. Read more [...]

  • West Highland Dairy

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

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Hebridean Sheep

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

  • Island Cheese Company

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