Local produce of Ayrshire & Arran

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  • Shot of a number of Isle of Arran beer bottles
    Arran beer
  • Woman buys some bread at the continental food market
    Continental food market
  • Shot of some ice cream with Nardini's ice cream parlour in the background
    Nardini's ice cream parlour
  • A plate containing the Tower O' Scotland, a dish that contains haggis, neeps and champit tatties
    The Tower O' Scotland - haggis, neeps and tatties at the Failford Inn

When you consider that Ayrshire & Arran boasts 80 miles of unspoilt coastline and acres of wonderful farmland, it is hardly surprising that this region offers an excellent source of fresh seasonal ingredients.

Make the most of the opportunity to sample, purchase and experience the rich produce of Ayrshire & Arran at one of the farmers’ markets.

Many of the region’s best producers are brought together in one place by the Ayrshire Farmers’ Market which is held in Ayr and Kilmarnock and offers a wide range of local delicacies, including delicious dairy produce, vegetables, fruit, meat and fish. The most difficult decision will be choosing what to try.

Armed with your selection of local ingredients, polish your skills and gain some guidance from the experts at a masterclass from the Cook School in Kilmarnock. With courses for all tastes and abilities, this 5-star attraction regularly welcomes guest chefs who are more than happy to share a few preparation tips.

Continue your foodie adventure through Ayrshire & Arran with Scotland’s national dish. Being Burns country, haggis is widely available and can be sampled in the restaurants, cafés and pubs throughout the region alongside some famous Ayrshire potatoes. 

With 80 miles of unspoilt coastline, you will discover a plethora of magnificent fresh seafood that is landed ashore every day. Get your hands on some hand-dived scallops and fresh oysters in Troon, or treat yourself to some delicious fish and chips.

If all that wasn’t enough, the rich farmland and soft climate results in some of Scotland’s finest milk and dairy products which include award-winning cheese and new and exciting flavours of ice cream.

Exploring Ayrshire & Arran can be thirsty work, so why not visit the Isle of Arran Brewery to take a tour and witness how Arran Premium Ales are brewed?

Next, find out why Arran Single Malt has received so many awards at the visitor centre which includes an impressive 30 ft indoor waterfall and distillery bar for the all important tasting sessions.