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Picnic basket
Fancy a picnic this summer? ››

Plan a picnic in Scotland this summer and discover beautiful locations, delicious recipes, planning advice and inspiring ideas.

Scallops at the Loch Fyne Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Foodie Trails eBook ››

Check out our new eBook and plan a delicious culinary journey around Scotland.

Follow one of these food and drink itineraries and find out why Scotland is renowned for its fresh produce, distinctive real ales and unique whisky. Whether you are following the Seafood Trail along the west coast or touring historical distilleries on the Malt Whisky Trail, you will find many fun attractions with samples to enjoy along the way.

  • A long shot across fields of Ardbeg distillery with the sea and hills in the distance
    Ardbeg Distillery, south coast of the island of Islay
  • A bowl of local, fresh seafood
    A bowl of local, fresh seafood
  • A long shot across fields of Ardbeg distillery with the sea and hills in the distance
    Ardbeg Distillery, south coast of the island of Islay
  • Looking across the water to Cardhu Distillery, Knockando, Moray
    Cardhu Distillery, Knockando
  • Cheeses at St Andrew's Farmhouse Cheese Company
    St Andrew's Farmhouse Cheese Company
A fresh shellfish platter as served at the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar with Loch Fyne in the backdrop, Argyll

Seafood Trail

Take a spectacular journey through some of the best scenery in Scotland and enjoy a wide variety of locally caught seafood.

The Malt Whisky Trail sign on the A941, Moray

Malt Whisky Trail

Follow the Malt Whisky Trail and uncover Scotland's national drink in distilleries and a cooperage.

Cheeses at St Andrew's Farmhouse Cheese Company

Scottish Cheese Trail

Follow the Scottish Cheese Trail and uncover mouth-watering cheese from dairies and cheesemakers across the country.

Pouring a glass of beer by Fyne Ales, based in Argyllshire

Real Ale Trail

Follow the Real Ale Trail and discover the distinctive flavours of Scottish ales.

Looking along the coastline to the Lagavulin Distillery, Islay

The Whisky Coast

This Whisky Coast itinerary takes you along Scotland's western seaboard whisky trail to renowned landscapes and distilleries.

Driving past the sign for Castle Douglas, Scotland's only designated Food Town

Scotland's finest flavours

Follow this itinerary to discover Scotland's finest flavours, from delicate seafood starters to soft-fruit desserts.

Overlooking Ardbeg Distillery and the sea on Islay, Argyll & The Isles.

Argyll & The Isles Whisky Trail

Take the Argyll & The Isles Whisky Trail and find an array of distilleries. Begin your tour exploring Islay's world-class distilleries before seeing what else the region has to offer.

Haggis spiced chocolate made by Coco Chocolate in Edinburgh

Scotland's Chocolate Trail

There's more than 70 independent and artisan chocolatiers across Scotland. Come and see the chocolate-making process firsthand or take a masterclass on your trip to Scotland.

Arbroath Smokies

Arbroath Smokie Trail

Follow the Arbroath Smokie Trail for restaurant info, recipes and the history of this delicious protected fish.

Freshly picked Scottish strawberries from Cairnie Fruit Farm, Cupar, Fife

Scotland's Berry Trail

Pick some of our tastiest seasonal fruits along Scotland's Berry Trail, which features over 33 berry producers.

Ice cream with Nardini's ice cream parlour in the background

Scotland's Ice Cream Trail

Cool down this summer and try tasty ice creams at ice cream parlours, cafés, shops and dairy on the Scottish Ice Cream Trail.

More foodie trails

Scottish Lowlands Food and Drink Trail

Eat your way around the Scottish Lowlands with delicious local produce from tasty smoked fish to refreshing apple juice.

Scottish Borders food and drink trails

Sample some of the Scottish Borders best local produce on these three great food and drink trails throughout the area.

Food and drink in Midlothian and the Scottish Borders

Follow this seven day itinerary around some of the amazing food and drink attractions in Midlothian and the Scottish Borders.

Aberdeen City and Shire Food and Drink Trail

Find information about a foodie trail in Aberdeen City and Shire, including cafes, bistros, restaurants and foodie attractions.

Outer Hebrides Food and Drink Trail

From Stornoway Black Pudding to smoked fish, discover a fantastic range of foodie attractions in the Outer Hebrides .

Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley Food & Drink Trail

Discover great foodie attractions across the region including restaurants, breweries, distilleries and more.