Local produce and producers in Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Ferry Fish with a tasty catch © Savour the Flavours
    Ferry Fish with a tasty catch © Savour the Flavours
  • Traditional style sweets on sale at the Moffat Toffee Shop in Moffat
    The Moffat Toffee Shop in Moffat
  • A display of apples and Waulkmill Apple Juice, produced in Dumfries & Galloway
    Bottles of Waulkmill apple juice

Discover sweet tastes and sumptuous flavours by trying some of the local food and drink in Dumfries & Galloway. Wherever you are in the region, you're spoilt for choice with wonderful game meats, creamy cheeses and seafood from the surrounding waters right on your doorstep.

Castle Douglas Food Town

Enjoy the ultimate foodie retail experience in Castle Douglas, Scotland's only designated Food Town where there are more than 50 independent shops and champions of local produce. From fish mongers and butchers to delis and games producers, pick up high quality produce, all created within a short distance of the town.

From the sea

Freshly caught seafood from along the Solway Firth can be found on restaurant menus across Dumfries & Galloway. Look out for succulent salmon or visit a smokehouse to discover distinctive flavours. Visit The Galloway Smokehouse between Newton Stewart and Gatehouse of Fleet to see the traditional process of smoking in action which involves treating the salmon with raw salt, golden syrup and even dark rum. On the outskirts of Newton Stewart itself, look out for the Marrbury Smokehouse who supplied their delicious smoked salmon to the 2005 G8 Summit in Gleneagles.

From the land

The heather-clad hills of Dumfries & Galloway mean give the region's beef, lamb and mutton boast a rich flavour that is sought after across the country. The Blackface Meat Company is just one of the local businesses who rear sheep and cattle on the Galloway hills. For great gamey meats and an extensive range of organic lamb, head for country houses including Craigadam near Kirkcudbright.

The region is also famed for tasty cheeses, ice creams and other dairy products. Loch Arthur Creamery, Caledonian Cheese Company and Galloway Farmhouse Cheese are just some of the local names to look out for.

Moffat Toffee

Enjoy a traditional sweet which has been made in Dumfries & Galloway since the late 1800s. Despite its name, Moffat Toffee is not actually a toffee. The boiled sweet has a caramel flavour on the outside and sharp lemon taste on the inside and is still made to the same traditional Blacklock family recipe. Discover these and many other traditional sweets in the Moffat Toffee Shop in the heart of the town. Wherever you are in Dumfries & Galloway, makes sure to dine in some of the charming local cafes, restaurants and shops where you can enjoy fine dishes created using fresh regional produce.

Beers, wines and spirits

Dumfries & Galloway also produces some fine drinks. Enjoy local beer and watch the fascinating production at Sulwath Brewery, drink cider from Waulkmill Cider and sample a dram of local Lowland whisky.

Find food and drink events and browse the listings below for more information about Dumfries and Galloway local produce and producers

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  1. Border Tablet Ltd

    Type

    Craft, Baking & Confectionary

    Gradings

    Langholm

    Border Tablet are one of the largest artisan producers of traditional handmade Scottish Tablet. Based in Langholm, in the Scottish Borders we produce fresh batches of our delicious Tablet every week in a range of tempting flavours

  2. Gradings

    Gretna Green

    While in Gretna Green why not enjoy a refreshment, light snack or a delicious home-cooked meal in the airy self-service Blacksmiths Restaurant, which is part of Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop attraction.

  3. The Foodhall at Gretna Green

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Gretna Green

    An abundance of the finest local and Scottish food and drink is brought together in the Foodhall at Gretna Green.

  4. Blackaddie Country House Hotel Cookery School

    Type

    Food & Drink Visitor Attraction

    Gradings

    Sanquhar

    Our cookery school classes are held every month and while they are only one day cookery classes why not make a break of it, arrive the night before and enjoy a drinks reception along with a sumptuous 4 course dinner before the cookery class the next

  5. Gradings

    Dumfries

    A fantastic community run creamery providing amazing opportunities for people with special needs to live and work.

  6. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Castle Douglas

    Award-winning producers of the finest preserves. Visit our Coffee/Gift Shop to taste and much more. Looking for that unique gift, our specialist team will make a gift hamper to suit all budgets.

  7. Gradings

    Dumfries and Surrounding Area

    Welcome to T.B.Watson Ltd - a specialist Whisky and Wine Merchant with over 100 years of retail experience.

  8. Glen Urr Ice Cream /Sorbets & The Toffee Shop

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    Glen Urr Ice cream is lovingly made with the milk and cream produced from our award winning herd of Ayrshire cows at Halmyre Farm, Haugh of Urr, Castle Douglas. You will see the wide array of ice creams and sorbets in The Toffee Shop.

  9. Cream o' Galloway

    Type

    Food & Drink Visitor Attraction

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Gatehouse-of-Fleet

    Indulge in an ice cream sundae or book the ice cream tasting event to sample 10 of the 30 flavours on offer.

  10. Millbank Parkland Venison

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Lockerbie

    Welcome to Millbank parkland Venison

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