• 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Birken Tree

    This is a fascinating, refreshing and healthy thirst quencher that brings with it the essence of mountain air and clear lochs. Birchwater is an ancient drink, harvested sustainably from birch woodland and sold beautifully bottled for the table or al fresco.It is pure, refreshing and delicious. Aromatic birch leaves also Read more [...]

  • Sheila Fleet Kirk Gallery & Café

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

  • Loch Arthur Creamery, Farm Shop and Cafe


  • 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 [...]

  • Ardoch Hebridean Sheep

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

  • Demijohn

    The “liquid deli” encompassing an alchemy of selected oils, vinegars, liqueurs and spirits, all displayed in flasks to taste and savour. You can shop online and look out for Angus at many trade fairs too. Demijohn is constantly launching wonderfully inspired seasonal liqueurs to enjoy – the perfect gift 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 [...]

  • Thule Ventus

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

  • 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 [...]

  • St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Co

    CHEESEMAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM THEIR OWN HOME BRED HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN COWS TRADITIONAL RENNET ON FARM RETAIL Winner ‘Best British Territorial Cheese’ at the Melton Mowbray Awards 2018 Winner Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards for St Andrews Farmhouse Cheddar in Dairy category and as joint runner up in the Best Product Award Read more [...]

  • Galloway Farmhouse Cheese

    CHEESEMAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN ORGANIC FRIESIAN COWS ALSO SHEEP & GOATS’ MILK 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 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Errington Cheese

    CHEESEMAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM THEIR OWN LACAUNE EWES PASTEURISED SCOTTISH GOATS CURD  & GOATS’ MILK LOGS FROM THEIR OWN YORKSHIRE DAIRY GOATS VEGETARIAN RENNET Humphrey Errington started making sheep’s cheese on his family run farm in the 80’s and is justly renowned for the famous ewe’s milk Lanark Blue, and 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Mackenzie’s Farm Shop & Cafe

    Britain’s most northerly Farm Shop & Café serving and selling their own beef, lamb, pork, vegetables and eggs; local crafts, gifts, stationery, toys, games and books. The Mackenzies have lived and farmed their 38-hectare croft for over 500 years and continue the traditions of their forebears rearing beef cattle, sheep, Read more [...]

  • Prestonfield Rhubarb

    Prestonfield is a private hotel with the Prestonfield Rhubarb in their walled garden where their chefs have access to it and diners enjoy it. Thanks to their enthusiasm they sometimes share if/when they can. Cuttings have already been shared with a few Slow Food chefs in the community. This is not 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Wilsons of Westray

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

  • Allarburn Farm Shop

    Originally a dairy farm business, Hilary and her father Dean Anderson are now famous for their Allarburn eggs, vegetables and tatties. At first it was a surprise, although very handy, to find a farm shop in the middle of Elgin! It all makes perfect sense when you realise this was Read more [...]

  • Orkney Wine Company

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

  • J. Gow Rum

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

  • Galloway Chillies

    Sheena Horner, who runs Galloway Chillies from her home near Wigtown, is putting down her apron and picking up her trowel to grow speciality chillies, alongside other herbs and spices. She says…Our new tag line is Propagate the Unusual. Instead of the preserves and chutneys we were developing and producing, we’re Read more [...]

  • Island Cheese Company

    CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM FRIESIAN COWS VEGETARIAN RENNET RETAIL SHOP, BRODICK The Kinniburgh family business on Arran has a range of flavoured cheddars, from Classic Island Cheddar to intriguing variations. They also have the Bellevue Cheese Company, on Arran, where they produce an award-winning range of soft cheeses: Arran Blue, Arran Mist 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Kedar Cheese Co

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

  • Guild of Baxters

    The Incorporation of Bakers “Baxters’ of the City of Edinburgh is one of the Edinburgh Trades – existing since mediaeval times to promote the interests of specialist crafts and skills. The Incorporation of Bakers is now attracting new members and wants to help and promote high quality baking in Edinburgh. Given 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. Also with superb Delicatessen with Cheese Counter. They are also proud to announce Dunkeld Atholl Brose has been crowned ‘World’s Best Whisky Read more [...]

  • North Ronaldsay Sheep (Mutton)

    Scotland’s first Presidium. North Ronaldsay Mutton is highly seasonal but freezes beautifully. Look out for it in March/April then sometimes in autumn. When visiting North Ronaldsay there are daily flights and a regular ferry service. We stayed at the lovely refurbished Lighthouse Cottages at the north end of the island Read more [...]

  • Bread Matters

    Andrew Whitley is author of Bread Matters & Do Sourdough. Andrew provides expertise, consultancy and advice to bakers and bakeries. Co-Founder of the UK’s Real Bread Campaign. Recognised world authority on all matters pertaining to Real Bread. Co-Founder of Scottish Bread Championships along with Scottish Food Guide. Speaker, Lecturer and Educationalist on Bread 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 [...]

  • Rouge d’Ecosse Wheat

    Wholemeal certified organic wheat flour freshly milled from Scottish heritage wheat variety Rouge d’Ecosse. This grain was almost gone and thanks to enormous effort from Andrew Whitley of Bread Matters http://www.breadmatters.com and a few enthusiasts, they have enabled a viable quantity to be cultivated. Scotland The Bread toiled to bring Scottish Read more [...]

  • Orkney Sourdough Co

    Karin, founder creator of Orkney Sourdough Co., is a very gifted Swedish baker in love with Orkney! A professional chef to trade, she has worked in hotels in Copenhagen and Zanzibar before settling in Orkney with her family. Her husband is diving for scallops off Kirkwall whilst Karin is creating 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 [...]

  • Post & Pantry

    Aberdour’s Post Office & Delicatessen – a great addition to this pretty coastal village and on Scottish Cheese Trail too due to their lovely range of artisan cheeses and they have great charcuterie too. When our resident postmaster retired, villagers were concerned they would lose that vital service but they 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Kye Sassermaet

    This is a unique preserved meat product that is made fresh from oneShetland Kye, when it is butchered, so it is only from one beast and that beast is also on Ark of Taste. To the uninitiated it may look like ordinary sausage meat but there the similarity ends! It is 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! Always with lovely innovative seasonal offerings on their website so do click Read more [...]

  • Ardross Farm

    Traditional East Neuk beef, reared and bred on this family farm. Its slow maturing ensures well-marbled succulent results. Their cattle and sheep are pasture fed, the latter sold as lamb and mutton. Their beautiful award-winning Farm Shop on site has wonderful speciality local produce, their own meats and cooked products,  and Read more [...]

  • Auchentullich Farm Shop

    ICE CREAM MAKER This is a prime example of a wonderful farm shop and Loch Lomond is lucky to have them! They have their own herd of Highland Cattle plus additional meats in their chiillers from other local suppliers and a range of pies from the Aberfoyle Butcher. We bought some 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Connage Highland Dairy

    CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN, NORWEGIAN REDS, JERSEY & JERSEY CROSS COWS VEGETARIAN RENNET CERTIFIED ORGANIC BY SOPA CHEESE PANTRY SHOP & CAFE Home of the Cheese Pantry and Café at Connage where they make a range of fine cheeses on their family farm. You can visit their beautiful 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Hebridean Sheep

    They are direct descendants of the ancient North European short tailed sheep that came to Scotland 8 thousand years ago. Small, hardy and lively ewes rarely weighing more than 40kg. Originally from the Hebrides and now very few flocks left. Their dainty frame means small cuts and many farmers favour modern 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 [...]

  • Salted Dry Cured Ling

    There is archaeological evidence that this preservation method of curing ling & cod has been going on at least since 900AD on Shetland, Orkney and Western Isles. The large well-built boats allowed them to catch great quantities from the deep waters off the Scottish coast. They needed to be salted 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. Some get hung up on olive oils but the Nordic countries have long appreciated the health and 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 [...]

  • Aberdour Bakery Company

    Re-opened (Sept 2016) under new ownership, the bonnie seaside village of Aberdour has a thriving bakery in the heart of the village, by the award-winning railway station and on the Fife Coastal Path. Their multigrain, Aberdour loaf, honey and spelt, wholegrain and sourdough breads are particular favourites and they are 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Firebrick Bakery

    Directly across the road from their award-winning Firebrick Brasserie is Amanda & David’s latest venture, their bakery. Amanda & David have made Lauder their home after stellar careers and multiple awards and they have two absolute gems here! Amanda is an acclaimed pastry chef so what a pair they make! Read more [...]

  • Fursbreck Pottery

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

  • 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 [...]

  • Redcastle Spirits

    Redcastle Gin has been created by the partnership of Fiona Walsh, who brings a wealth of drinks industry expertise, and John Anderson, founder of Redcastle Brewery. They have the passion and skill, enthusiasm and knowledge to create great products. The first and original is their Redcastle Scottish Gin however now 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 [...]

  • Scottish Food Studio

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

  • 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.

  • ScotBeer Tours

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

  • Campbell’s Bakery & Bake School

    This historic 7th Generation Family Bakery is an institution with Iain Campbell at the helm both in Crieff and Comrie. From its fabulous window displays and laden shelves to its Bake School for aspiring bakers with seven generations of experience behind it, dedicated to all things bread, cakes and pastry! Iain and his wife Read more [...]

  • Dunlop Dairy

    CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN AYRSHIRE COWS OWN GOATS’ MILK CHEESES TOO VEGETARIAN RENNET ON FARM RETAIL & CAFE PGI STATUS SLOW FOOD ARK OF TASTE FOR DUNLOP, FARMHOUSE & CROWDIE CHEESES Dunlop Dairy is a Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop cheesemaker based near Stewarton Ayrshire, with a range of farmhouse cheese 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 [...]

  • Campbell’s Bakery at Comrie

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

  • Scotch & Co

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

  • Scotland The Bread

    ‘A collaborative project to grow better grain and bake better bread with the common purposes of nourishment, sustainability and food sovereignty.’ This fabulous Community Benefit Society has brought back Scottish heritage grains and is growing, milling and selling Golden Drop, Hunters and  Rouge d’Ecosse on Balcaskie Estate in Fife. All Read more [...]

  • Simply Herdwick

    Husband and wife team, John and Rachael Penny. launched Simply Herdwick after a couple of trips to the Lake District where they fell in love with the native Herdwick Sheep. ‘With their smiling white faces and their beautiful grey fleece, we were keen to bring something a little different home 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Eusebi Restaurant & Deli

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

  • Tappit Shetland Hen

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

  • 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 [...]

  • The Westray Bakehouse

    The first bakery opened in 1892 and now is fourth generation (known locally as Broons o’ Westray I am told!) creating and distributing high quality bakes across the islands and beyond, using original recipes with a sprinkling of new ones. Their wholesale bakery has just expanded but still on Westray 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Laprig Valley

    A regular at farmers’ markets. Laprig is now well known for its fine apple drinks in single variety apple juice. They also do winter warmer blends with a difference, all apple based. Laprig Valley’s Bramley juice won a GFF 1* and the Golden Delicious is shortlisted for the Great British Food Non Alcoholic Read more [...]

  • Gloagburn Farm & Coffee Shop

    Niven family at Gloagburn have a lovely farm shop-free range eggs from their hens, local vegetables and meats plus gift shop and lovely cafe. Ideally located on the edge of Perth, close to the motorway onwards to Stirling it is well-signposted and justly popular. Its well-established café is a lively 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 [...]

  • Peelham Farm Produce

    photo Albie Clark Winner 2019/20 Slow Food Scotland Best Butcher. 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 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Ballochmyle Fine Cheese

    CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN AYRSHIRE HERD VEGETARIAN RENNET This family business has created a simply superb Ballochmyle Ayrshire Farmhouse Brie using milk from their own herd of Ayrshire Cows. The family have been dairy farmers at East Montgarswood Farm since the early 1920’s and is truly a family affair with husband, wife, 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • East Coast Cured

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

  • West Highland Dairy

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

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Birchwater

    This is a fascinating, refreshing and healthy thirst quencher that brings with it the essence of mountain air and clear lochs. Birchwater is an ancient drink, harvested sustainably from birch woodland and sold beautifully bottled for the table or al fresco.It is pure, refreshing and delicious. Aromatic birch leaves also 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]