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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. The Winking Owl

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Aviemore

    Welcome to The Winking Owl

  2. Waterside Cafe Bistro & Gallery

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    • Awaiting Grading
    Awaiting Grading

    Dunvegan

    A warm welcome awaits you at Waterside Cafe Bistro & Gallery. Work by Local Artists is on display, at reasonable prices, which can be viewed in comfort whilst enjoying our delicious home cooking, espresso coffees, or something stronger from the bar.

  3. Elgin Farmers Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Elgin

    The market has a good selection of local vegetables and fruit, locally produced cheeses and Aberdeen Angus meat as well as bread and home-bakes.

  4. Drumbeg Stores

    Type

    Delicatessen

    Gradings

    Drumbeg

    Welcome to Drumbeg Stores

  5. Great Glen Charcuterie Ltd

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Roybridge

    Great Glen Charcuterie is based in the rugged Highlands of Scotland. They use sustainably sourced local wild venison to produce a range of award winning venison charcuterie. The company produces delicious salamis, chorizos, pepperonis, bresaola and

  6. The Gaelic Whiskies - Praban Na Linne

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Ord

    Failte gu Praban Na Linne - The Gaelic Whiskies. Come and visit us for a free tasting of our award-winning whiskies. We have three brands, one malt, Poit Dhubh and two blends, Té Bheag & MacNaMara.

  7. Connage Highland Dairy

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Inverness

    A family of Highland Cheesemakers handcrafting multi award winning cheeses from home produced organic milk.

  8. Gillies Fine Foods of Dingwall

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Dingwall Area

    Highland based company speciailising in preserves.

  9. Applecross Smokehouse

    Type

    Smokeries & Smokehouses

    Gradings

    Applecross

    Welcome to Applecross Smokehouse - producers of gourmet smoked fish, shellfish and cheeses.

  10. Gordon & Macphail

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Elgin

    Established in 1895 as a traditional grocer, wine and spirit merchant.

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