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Iain R Spink with his Arbroath Smokies © James Fraser Photography
Arbroath Smokies

Iain R. Spink shows how he smokes on location in the traditional way.

  • Arbroath Smokies
    Arbroath Smokies
  • A stall at Blairgowrie community farmers' market
    Blairgowrie farmers' market
  • Cheeses at St Andrew's Farmhouse Cheese Company
    St Andrew's Farmhouse Cheese Company
  • A dish of haggis, neeps and tatties at the Failford Inn, South Ayrshire
    A dish of haggis, neeps and tatties at the Failford Inn, South Ayrshire
  • Rack of Scottish Borders' lamb
    Rack of Scottish Borders' lamb

Although the country's national dish, haggis, is one of the best known traditional Scottish foods, there are many more sumptuous offerings and local flavours to enjoy.

From the sea

Scotland is well-known for its wonderful fish and seafood and there are many places where you can watch the day's catch being brought in from the boats. Be sure to try some of the country's favourite fish dishes including Cullen Skink, Finnan Haddie and, of course, traditional fish and chips.

One of the country's most distinctive fish dishes is Arbroath Smokies. They are created by smoke-curing haddock over hot oak chips which gives the fish a strong flavour and rich, golden colour. Arbroath in Angus is the only place that the delicacy is produced, and only haddock smoked within five miles of the town can be called a genuine Smokie.

From the land

Not only that, but Scotland is also known for the quality of its beef, lamb and pork. The rich flavour of the Aberdeen Angus breed of cattle, or the unique taste of North Ronaldsay lamb, which feed almost entirely on seaweed, are just two of the examples of Scotland's world-famous produce. Don't miss out on seasonal game too, including wild venison and pheasant.

Sweet treats

Enjoy traditional sweet treats from around the country such as one of Scotland's oldest and most famed recipes - the Selkirk Bannock. The fruit cake is said to have first been made by Robbie Douglas who opened his shop in the Scottish Borders in 1859. Queen Victoria is famously said to have refused all else with her tea apart from a slice of bannock when she visited Sir Walter Scott’s granddaughter in Abbotsford.

If you have a really sweet tooth, you will love Scotland’s array of sugary treats. Sample tasty Scottish tablet, similar to fudge but with a harder, grainy texture, or the Borders’ Moffat Toffee which are in fact hard boiled sweets with a lemon-flavoured centre.

There are also plenty unique cheeses and dairy produce to taste, from Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire & Arran, to Orkney and beyond.

Scotch whisky is reputed the world over and you can find it used in recipes throughout the country. A particularly indulgent example is the dessert, Cranachan, which is often enjoyed at Scottish banquets, It is made from a mixture of whipped cream, whisky, honey, fresh raspberries and topped with toasted oats - a real guilty pleasure.

Buy local

Sample delicious local produce at restaurants and eateries across the country, or pick up your own ingredients to recreate these dishes yourself at Scotland's many farmers' markets and specialist food shops.

Browse the listings to discover more local produce and producers across Scotland.

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  1. The Gourmet's Lair

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Inverness

    Family-owned deli with the finest and widest choice of cheese in the Highlands as well as a superb range of olives and charcuterie.

  2. Crombie's of Edinburgh

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Butchers selling traditional, specialist and gourmet sausages and haggis. (mail order).

  3. Lochlands Mill

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Forfar

    Welcome to Lochlands Mill

  4. Linlithgow Farmers Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Linlithgow

    Visit the monthly market to see a variety of stall-holders with fresh local produce.

  5. Heritage Meat and Game

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Paisley

    Specialises in Game, lamb, pork. Delivery; mail order. Attends farmers' markets at Loch Lomond Shores, Ayrshire circuit

  6. The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Society is opening its doors to all, with an invitation to discover their rare single casks from over 132 different distilleries in a series of specialist events and experiences. Visit their exclusive venues for an ever-changing sensory adventure

  7. Peckham's

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Highly successful and well respected licensed delicatessen and restaurant group, widely recognised as the best of its kind in Scotland.

  8. Fencebay Fisheries

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Largs

    Farm Shop specialising in fish, shellfish, dairy products, meats and chutneys. Restaurant on site as well.

  9. Henshelwood's Fine Foods

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Rothesay

    Gold award winning pickles, jams and chutneys produced locally including 'Old Bute Chutney'.

  10. Glenfarclas Distillery

    Type

    Distilleries

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Glenlivet

    Glenfarclas is one of the few independent distilleries left in Scotland.

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