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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. Peel Farm

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Kirriemuir

    A warm Scottish welcome with home baking, friendly service, unusual crafts and gifts.

  2. Lenshaw Organic Produce

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Inverurie

    Upper Lenshaw farm produces a wide range of organic vegetables.

  3. Macallan Distillery

    Type

    Distilleries

    Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Craigellachie

    An hour and a half at this famous distillery, allows you to join a 45 minute tour, stroll around the grounds, watch a video and enjoy a dram in the new visitor centre.

  4. James Rizza & Sons Ltd

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Lossiemouth

    In 1914 James and his brother Dominic opened their first business a few miles up the road in Keith.

  5. Balerno Farmers' Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Balerno

    Set in the idyllic setting of the main street, the Balerno Farmers' Market is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month between 10am -1pm. The market has a wide range of produce on offer. Come along and catch up with your friends.

  6. Allanhill Farm

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    St Andrews

    Pick your own fruit and ready for sale fruit available

  7. Farmers' Market - Glenkens

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Dalry

    When: 2nd Saturday of each month, 10am - 1pm. Where: Dalry Town Hall, Glenkens. Make your way to this bustling market which continues to go from strength to strength, offering the finest produce in Dumfries and Galloway.

  8. St Mary’s Market (Saturdays)

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to St Mary's Market

  9. Border Tablet Ltd

    Type

    Craft, Baking & Confectionary

    Gradings

    Langholm

    Border Tablet are one of the largest artisan producers of traditional handmade Scottish Tablet. Based in Langholm, in the Scottish Borders we produce fresh batches of our delicious Tablet every week in a range of tempting flavours

  10. Angus Organics

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Kirriemuir

    Based in the county of Angus, our own cattle are born and bred in the foothills of the magnificent Angus Glens.

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