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Traditional Scottish Food and Drink (part 3) Festivals, Delicatessens & Markets

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Scottish food and drink(Continued from part 2) Four great ways to see and sample Scottish food and drink are (i) food festivals, (ii) local delicatessens, (iii) smokehouses or smokeries, and (iv) local farmers’ markets – where products should have been grown, reared, and caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked, processed and/or packaged by the stallholder.

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Four of the best places to sample Scottish food and drink

Highland Food Festivals

Local Scottish food and drink festivals in The Highlands include:

  • Highland and Moray Food and Drink Festival – top quality butchers, bakers, brewers, local bars and restaurants, delicatessen, foodie retailers, seafood, distillers, artisan coffee, chocolatier, gourmet ice cream and so much more.
  • Inverness Whisky & Gin Festival, hosted by various venues, is a 5-day celebration of Scotland’s finest whisky and craft gin. The events include: master classes, tastings, food, music and plenty of Highland ‘craic’.
  • Cawdor Castle hosts an annual Living Food Festival each September, featuring 35 stalls of high-quality food and drink produce and over 25 artisan crafts exhibitors.
  • Elgin Food & Drink Festival takes place each August with over 80 exhibitors.
  • The World Porridge Making Championships, held since 1996 in the Highlands village of Carrbridge. The ‘oaty cook-off ‘draws competitors from across the globe, who compete for the coveted Golden Spurtle trophy and title of “World Porridge Making Champion.” Not satisfied with just oats, water and salt, competitors also battle it out for the speciality trophy where past winners include: Sticky Toffee Porridge, Fruity Date Porridge and Pinhead Risotto with Lemon and Thyme and Parmesan – the possibilities are endless!

Highland Delicatessens

Smoked meats - a traditional Scottish food and drink offering

Smoked meats – Copyright © VisitScotland / Kenny Lam, all rights reserved.

Local Highland delicatessens, specialising in Scottish food and drink, often with cafes attached, include: Read More →