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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. Paisley Farmers' Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Paisley

    The market is centrally located in the newly refurbished pedestrianised County Square, right beside the main Gilmour Street train station.

  2. The Hydroponicum

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Ullapool

    We currently operate the mail order element of the business which sells hydroponics growing kits to gardeners and enthusiasts growing on a small scale, as well as growing and supplying small amounts of fresh produce to our local community.

  3. The Fish People Cafe

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    Fishmongers in the Kingston area of Glasgow.

  4. St. Luca's Ice Cream

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    We have been selling confectionery for as long as we have been making ice cream - almost 100 years.

  5. Craignure Village Hall

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Craignure & South Mull

    Welcome to Craignure Village Hall

  6. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Islay

    Take a tour of the distillery, see our distillers at work and view the unusual pear shaped stills. Peated malt, slow distillation and long maturation together ensure Lagavulin develops a complex, rich, peaty character.

  7. McLarens Fruit Farm

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Meigle

    Bankhead of Kinloch is farmed by the McLaren family. The farm is arable, the main crops are: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackcurrants, Potatoes and Spring Barley.

  8. Fisher and Donaldson

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    St Andrews

    From croissants and soft morning rolls to chocolates and celebration cakes, every morning we set out to make and deliver to you the best in Scottish baking.

  9. Atlas Brewery

    Type

    Drink Suppliers

    Gradings

    Kinlochleven

    At Atlas we seek to combine a modern, international approach to great beers with a deliberately old-fashioned, meticulous attention to quality.

  10. Archerfield Walled Garden Cafe

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Dirleton

    A bar-cafe-restaurant on the site of a former Victorian kitchen garden, you can also visit our deli/farm shop - open seven days a week.

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