You can enjoy the ultimate retail experience in Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway's Food Town. This charming town boasts more than 50 independent shops and champions local produce at all times. Castle Douglas offers a traditional selection of local food emporiums, where you can pick up high quality produce - all created within a short distance of the town.
The region produces many delicious food and drink products, from tasty cheeses at Loch Arthur Creamery, Caledonian Cheese Company and Galloway Farmhouse Cheese to fresh seafood from Ferry Fish and gamey meats from Craigadam.
Dumfries & Galloway also produces some fine drinks - enjoy local beer and watch the fascinating production at Sulwath Brewery, drink cider from Waulkmill Cider and sample a dram of whisky from Bladnoch Distillery.
Make sure to dine in some of the charming local cafes, restaurants and shops of Dumfries & Galloway to enjoy fine dishes created using fresh regional produce.
Experience as much local produce as you can while in Dumfries & Galloway and visit one of the farmers’ markets or food events. The markets are usually held monthly. Purchase fine cheeses, locally reared meats and jams and speak to the stallholders to learn more about the food and pick up some cooking tips.
The Dumfries & Galloway’s Flavour Fortnight is made up of around 90 special events and coincides with the Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight in September. Sample fine produce, learn more from knowledgeable experts and savour the dishes of wonderful menus at establishments around the region.