Food for business as well as pleasure

Company CEO's at business Event
It’s less than a month until the World Food Travel Association (WFTA) starts orchestrating the largest food and drink based research project ever conducted. What’s more everyone from DMO’s to individuals with a passion to develop Scotland in the business or tourism sector can get involved. Although Scotland excels at promoting Whisky Tourism, I’m sure you will agree in relation to Food Tourism there is still work to do (for yes, we are indeed more – much more - than simply haggis and shortbread). There is absolutely no doubt we have the potential to be a ...

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3 Scottish foods worth going the extra mile for

A Highland cow
These 3 delicious Scottish foods are not quite so easy to find, but here's why they're well worth going the extra mile for. Would you travel for food? If so you are part of a fast growing population of experience seekers. Those, who love nothing more than getting to grips with the country they are in via the readily available iconic national dishes and the more unusual regional and local specialities. As dedicated food travellers ourselves we work tirelessly at Tasting Scotland to create a range of premium quality culinary, food and whisky tours across the whole of ...

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Scotland’s Gin: The Perfect Golf Tonic

Bottle of Golf Gin From Eden.Mill
As the British Open Golf tournament tees off this week in St Andrews, Scotland we give thought to an altogether different G&T. Find out how you can get involved without even lifting a club. Sitting in the Jigger Inn looking directly onto the 17th hole of golf’s famous Old Course is only one of two places in the world where you can buy the Scottish made Jigger Ale. Whilst the maker, the Belhaven Brewery, established in 1719 most definitely isn’t one of the new wave of artisan beer makers they are happy enough to create a smaller batch of beer for this famous Inn ...

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Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015 – July’s Jewels

Sweet, finely perfumed, moderately tart, red, yellow, amber-coloured or white, the Scottish raspberry shines like the jewel it is. From a pop-up roadside stall to a Michelin star restaurant, we look at why these edible diamonds are truly in the words of Michelin ‘worthy of a detour’. Despite their probable East Asia origins, the East of Scotland and in particular the regions of Fife, Angus and Perthshire have years of experience in growing premium soft fruits. It is no surprise that in this the ‘Year of Food and Drink’ in Scotland the focus of celebration in ...

Lifting the lid on Scotland’s Food and Drink

Chef cooking
Last Friday the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh, the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots, opened its summer exhibition and it looks to be a cracker for Scotland's food and drink enthusiasts. The 'Lifting the Lid: 400 years of Food and Drink in Scotland', exhibition uses a variety of material including a rich collection of manuscripts, books, household accounts, tradesmen’s bills and recipe books, as well as feature both amateur and government films to tell the story of Scotland’s food and drink. As part of the Year of Food and Drink, ...

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Top 5 must-try food and drink when in Scotland

A glass of malt whisky
When it comes to travel, we all know there is something very special about enjoying the food and drink of the country you are in. It tells a story like no other story can be told. The food on a plate is the only form of art that touches all 5 senses. Quite incredible really. In Scotland, we are blessed with a fantastic natural larder. From Shetland lamb who graze on nutrient rich seaweed in the north to wild river salmon further south, from ripe raspberries in the east and sublime seafood in the west there is a feast of local and regional flavours around every corner ...