We've listed a few suggestions of the foodie delights to look out for during the Year of Homecoming.
Scotland is rightly proud of the many varieties of its national drink, from the peaty flavours of the west coast to the smoother malts of southern Scotland. Take a trip along the Malt Whisky Trail and learn all about what it takes to make the perfect blend of our 'water of life'. Find your own favourite variety of whisky and raise a glass to Scotland throughout May 2014 - our dedicated Whisky Month, which includes World Whisky Day. Further celebration can be found on Speyside, where you can sample the region's unique malts at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, or if you're looking to enjoy a dram in the capital, head along to the exclusive Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
We've also got great foodie events, including the Dundee Flower and Food Festival, and Gastrofest which promise to get your tastebuds tingling.
Describing the sights and smells of farmers’ markets doesn't do them justice. You really have to experience them to see Scottish produce at its very best. Held regularly throughout the country, they are the ideal place to discover unique and artisan goodies, from cheeses to game meats, bought direct from the producers, who are always more than happy to answer any questions and share hints and tips on how to cook and serve them to perfection.
When eating out, look out for the Michelin star, the guaranteed standard of fine dining across Scotland. We've got 16 of these wonderful restaurants throughout the country, with no fewer than five in Edinburgh. This means Scotland's capital city (along with Dublin) has the highest number of Michelin-starred eateries outside London.
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