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  • Ullapool Bakery products at a farmers' market
    Ullapool Bakery products at a farmers' market
  • Gairloch langoustines
    Gairloch langoustines
  • Highland Dairy, Milton of Connage
    Highland Dairy, Milton of Connage
  • Fresh salmon at the Isle of Ewe Smokehouse
    Fresh salmon at the Isle of Ewe Smokehouse
  • The farm shop at the Rothiemurchus Centre
    The farm shop at the Rothiemurchus Centre

The Highlands offers a superb natural larder, from fresh locally caught seafood and succulent game meats, to world-renowned whiskies and artisan cheese and delicious seasonal berries. You can discover the range of local food producers and attractions across the Highlands by sampling the finest foods in restaurants, farm shops and markets across the region.

If you enjoy seafood, you’re in for a treat in the Highlands where you can feast on the freshest locally caught white fish and shellfish. In the region’s excellent restaurants and inns you can tuck into haddock, sole, scallops, lobster, crab, langoustines, mussels and other tasty fruits of the sea.

Catches are landed daily at various fishing ports, including Mallaig and Ullapool on the west coast, Buckie on the Moray coast and Scrabster in the north, so look out for the quality local eateries that serve up seafood that’s barely been out of the sea.

When you’re in Moray you should seek out Cullen Skink on local menus. This delicious smoked haddock and potato soup is a regional delicacy and there’s nowhere better to try it than in the coastal town of Cullen itself. In August, the delicacy takes centre stage when a special competition is held to find the best exponent of the popular dish from entries across the region.

Smoked salmon is another tantalising offering that regularly features on the region’s menus. You can visit places like the Isle of Ewe Smokehouse, on the north shore of Loch Ewe, and buy the finest smoked salmon from the shop of this family-run business.

Whilst you’re in the region, don’t miss the opportunity to sample traditional staples such as porridge, especially if you come across a chef using pinhead oatmeal. Haggis with neeps and tatties (turnips and potatoes), the mainstay of the Burns Supper, offers a classic taste of old Highland fayre. Other great Scottish produce not to be missed include oatcakes and cheeses.

For an excellent selection of award-winning artisan cheeses, make sure to visit Connage Highland Dairy in Ardersier, Inverness where you can buy everything from Connage Gouda to Smoked Dunlop which is a traditionally smoked over whisky barrel shavings.

At the Baxters Highland Village near Fochabers in Moray you can sample and buy the delicious products of this family-run and now internationally renowned food business. Learn the Baxters story in the Great Hall and browse four speciality shops, selecting from Baxters’ wide range of quality soups, preserves, chutneys and more.

Mey Selections, in Caithness, incorporates such delicacies as the finest oatcakes, shortbread, whisky, beef and lamb from producers within a 100 mile radius of Castle and Gardens of Mey. You can also purchase this wonderful produce in shops and restaurants throughout the Highlands. For more delicious flavours, head for Ullapool Smokehouse, the small traditional smoking business in Ullapool, and pick from the wide range of luxury smoked salmon, rainbow trout and kippers.

Browse the listings to find more local produce and producers across the Highlands.

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  1. Corner on the Square Delicatessen

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Beauly

    Friendly delicatessen and eaterie in the highland village of Beauly. (mail order and outside catering)

  2. Andy Race Fish Merchants

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Mallaig

    Renowned for producing the very best Scottish variety of high quality smoked fish and shellfish.

  3. Ardshealach Smokehouse

    Type

    Food & Drink Visitor Attraction

    Gradings

    Glenuig

    Welcome to Ardshealach Smokehouse

  4. Atlas Brewery

    Type

    DrinkSuppliers

    Gradings

    Kinlochleven

    At Atlas we seek to combine a modern, international approach to great beers with a deliberately old-fashioned, meticulous attention to quality.

  5. Basil Deli

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Inverness

    Impressive array of Italian imports matched by an equally impressive selection of Scottish: Stornoway black pudding, Salar flaky smoked salmon, Summer Isles smoked goods and Crowdie and Strathdon Blue cheeses.

  6. Black Isle Berries

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Muir of Ord

    Black Isle Berries grow a large variety of fruits and vegetables, available freshly picked for nine months of the year.

  7. Black Isle Brewery

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Munlochy

    The Black Isle Brewing Co is a small intensely independent organic brewery in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

  8. Brin Herb Nursery

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Inverness

    Our stock includes Local & Scottish Speciality Food & Drink:

  9. Cairngorm Brewery

    Type

    Breweries

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Aviemore

    The Cairngorm Brewery Company, established in 2001, is situated in the village of Aviemore within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland.

  10. Caithness Cheese

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Lybster

    Caithness Cheese is a 10 year old family run business,supplying a wide range of cheeses across the UK. (mail order)

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