Join ‘Culinary Certified Tourist Guide’ Andrew Baxter as he celebrates the incredible food and drink on offer in Scotland. Altough COVID-restrictions have limited many things this year, we aren’t letting that stop us from celebrating Scotland Food and Drink Fortnight. This year’s event runs from Saturday 5th September to Sunday 20th September. Check back here to see the latest articles focussed on this annual feast of Scottish produce.
Win a signed copy of ‘A Taste of Scotland’s Islands’
Why you should raise a glass for the Isle of Eigg
The Hebridean island of Eigg is known for community innovation. A proposed cooperative brewery is set to bring new jobs, new investment and new beer.
Skirlie – a Scottish stuffing that’s much more than a poor man’s haggis
Skirlie is a dish seen on few Scottish restaurant menus but found on kitchen tables across the country. Find out what it is and what to eat it with.
Fish and chips: the stuff from which memories are made
Fish and Chips are almost a national dish in Scotland. Discover why they provide memories of childhood summers and post-university disaster for tourist guide, Andrew Baxter, as he celebrates the chippy.
Spotlight Scotland – Scottish Bee Company
The Scottish Bee Company is producing delicious heather honey to the highest standards. They are the first food product to receive the coveted BSI Kitemark for food assurance.
Burns Night – the ultimate fantasy supper guest list
If you could choose a fantasy guest list to invite to a Burns Night Supper who would you chose? Here, professional guide Andrew picks eight figures from historic and modern Scotland who are his ultimate guest list.
Scotland’s ultimate fast food – The Scotch Pie
Discover why you must try a tasty Scotch Pie when you visit Scotland. Be careful though! They are seriously addictive.
Give the humble beetroot a Scottish twist
There are few vegetables that seem to take root in my mountain climate-controlled garden in the Scottish Highlands. Yet, without fail the humble beetroot seems to thrive. The sweet, earthy taste of beetroot is perfect in cold and warm saladsJust as well, as it's a vegetable that I adore and not just the pickled variety…