Visit Scotland has launched its latest promotional video focusing on Food and Drink in Scotland.
Scotland is famed worldwide for some of its delicious local delicacies and fragrant malt whiskies, as well as our love for haggis, fish and chips, and other deep-fried delights. However, there’s a lot more to Scotland’s natural larder than meets the eye.
In all corners of the country, Scotland offers delicious dishes. From Michelin-star restaurants in the capital, cosy country pubs in the Highlands, to freshly caught seafood on the coast, and amazing street-food stalls in the cities – there’s a huge variety to choose from, so why not taste them all?
Explore regular farmers’ markets in various cities, as well as towns and villages, for hand-reared and fresh local produce that’ll be sure to get your taste buds tingling.
Enjoy a range of meats, including lamb, venison, beef, and game, or seafood such as fresh salmon or trout, or sample some cheese, artisan chocolates, jams, pickles, breads and much more.
Speaking of farmers, our farms raise some of the highest quality produce that is used across the country in prestigious restaurants and atmospheric pubs alike.
Why not try some mouth-watering Ayrshire bacon, Aberdeen Angus steak or tender Scottish lamb? Farmers on North Ronaldsay, Orkney feed their lamb on seaweed, giving the meat a distinctive, delicious taste. Are you a sucker for seafood? Then fear not, as our fresh Scottish waters and surrounding seas are home to a variety of seafood, including mussels, oysters, shellfish, cod, haddock and more, which are all freshly-caught and served in local pubs and seafood restaurants across the country. . .
Who doesn’t love a tipple… or two? Our single malt whiskies are rich in flavour, each with their own distinct tasting notes and hints. With over 100 active distilleries, it’s no wonder we have so many varieties.
Scotland also specialises in craft beer, gin and ales with many quirky bars, pubs and restaurants offering a broad selection of beverages, with many well-known Scottish gin brands in the mix too, including Gordon’s, Tanqueray, and Hendricks, to name a few.
Wherever you decide to visit in Scotland, you won’t be far from award-winning local produce, homemade beers and ales, traditional haggis, neeps and tatties, as well as fields of crops, fruit and veg that make up our delicious dishes.