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  • Succulent langoustines, Isle of Barra
    Succulent langoustines, Isle of Barra
  • Lobster caught in the waters around the island of Grimsay, Outer Hebrides
    Lobster caught in the waters around the island of Grimsay, Outer Hebrides
  • Cleaning scallops, Isle of Barra
    Cleaning scallops, Isle of Barra
  • Smoked salmon from a smokehouse at Lochcarnan, South Uist
    Smoked salmon from a smokehouse at Lochcarnan, South Uist
  • Stornoway black pudding
    Stornoway black pudding

The clear air, fresh waters and fertile farmland of the Outer Hebrides have resulted in some of the most succulent meats, seafood and sweets around. Discover the true taste of the Outer Hebrides and visit producers across the islands.

Seafood

Savour the taste of the Hebridean waters with excellent seasonal seafood. Sample the freshwater salmon and trout, as well as a fantastic range of shellfish from freshly caught lobsters, crabs and scallops, to mussels and oysters.

The Outer Hebrides also has a reputation for producing wonderful smoked fish. While on Lewis, try the Stornoway kipper which has been split, smoked and salted in the town for over 150 years.

It’s definitely worthwhile to visit a smokehouse such as the Hebridean Smokehouse on North Uist, or on South Uist, the Loch Duart Artisan Smokehouse. Where else can you learn the age-old process of smoking fish using traditional methods?

Beef and lamb

The Outer Hebrides have a long and proud history of rearing sheep and cattle, which roam the hillside and feed on the heather that grows there. This gives the meat a really rich flavour and makes these dishes a popular choice when eating out across the islands.

Stornoway Black Pudding

As one of the Outer Hebrides’ most famous traditional foods, the Stornoway Black Pudding has been created using the same unique recipe for over 70 years and local producers now also add their own spin to this popular delicacy. It is hoped that an application to protect the status of the black pudding will be successful which would mean that only those produced in Stornoway would be a genuine Stornoway Black Pudding.

Sweet treats

No visit to the Hebrides would be complete without enjoying the islands’ sweet treats. Look out for luxury Scottish tablet from Barra and the melt-in-the-mouth shortbread from Stag Bakeries, available locally. 

Drinks

Raise a glass and quench your thirst with a pint of craft ale from the Hebridean Brewery, Stornoway or a dram from Scotland's most westerly distillery, Abhainn Dearg, in Uig.

Farmers' markets

You can also pick up excellent local produce, in particular, great seasonal fruit and vegetables at the regular farmers' market in Stornoway, Lewis and Castlebay, Barra. Chat to the stallholders and find out more about the source of the produce you buy. They are also always happy to share tips on how to make the most of the regional flavours.

Browse the listings to find local producers across the Outer Hebrides.

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  1. Hebridean Sea Salt

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Lewis

    Welcome to Hebridean Sea Salt

  2. Stornoway Fish Smokers

    Type

    Smokeries & Smokehouses

    Gradings

    Stornoway

    Famous Stornoway Kippers

  3. Hebridean Smokehouse Ltd

    Type

    Smokeries & Smokehouses

    Gradings

    Grimsay

    Locally produced peat smoked salmon and sea trout.

  4. Croft 36

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Harris

    Seafood is prepared on-site, on a daily basis, into a range of meals which are delivered hot to cottages, serviced accommodation, campervans and tents in South Harris. Menu available!

  5. Heart Hebrides

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Castlebay

    Watch hand Made luxury Scottish Tablet from the Isle of Barra being made.

  6. Stornoway Farmers Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Stornoway

    Visit the Stornoway Farmers Market for locally grown fresh produce.

  7. Stag Bakeries

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Stornoway

    Award winning bakery on the Isle of Lewis - bringing you a taste of the Outer Hebrides

  8. Loch Duart

    Type

    Smokeries & Smokehouses

    Gradings

    South Uist

    Smokehouse selling a range of smoked salmon products including the famous "oak roasted flaky salmon".

  9. Macleans Bakery

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Benbecula

    A wide range of delicious breads, confectionery and crisp handmade oat cakes made to traditional recipes. This small independent bakery prides itself on the quality of its products.

  10. Charles MacLeod Family

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Lewis

    Butcher famous for its black pudding.

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