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Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight

Mon 6 Sep 21

Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight (4 - 19 September) is all about “celebrating Scottish produce” and, while a lot has changed across the industry in the last 18 months, there is still plenty to celebrate! Whether it’s a Highland smokehouse or an Ayrshire cheesemaker, you can explore the country’s culinary offering in all its glory every day from 4 to 19 September with a virtual tour.

While the events sector has been hit hard as a result of the pandemic, EventScotland has continued to support organisers programme activity which showcases Scotland’s natural larder.

Already underway is the Great Perthshire Food and Drink Festival (1 - 30 September), highlighting all that the local larder has to offer. From Iron Age food tastings to high-end dining experiences, visitors can enjoy all the amazing tastes and smells that this culinary celebration has to offer in-person. 

Image of langoustines at Cupar Farmers Market

On the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond this weekend, there is more to tickle the taste buds with Loch Lomond Shores Food and Drink Festival (4 - 5 September). As well as cookery demonstrations, gin and whisky tastings, Scotland will welcome delicious cuisines from across the globe with a world street food element which is sure to pack a flavour punch.  

The first-ever Isle Martin Seaweed Festival takes place from 6 – 12 September. Part of the Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21, the festival includes seaweed identification walks and creative activities as well as a seaweed foraging and tasting event and an introduction to sustainable seaweed farming.

After Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight, of course, our nation’s suppliers, chefs and restaurateurs will continue to excite palettes with foodie events into the autumn such as Glasgow Vegan Festival on 25 September, Edinburgh Cocktail Week from 11 - 24 October and Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival from 3 - 8 November.

Image of whisky barrels stored in a cellar

EventScotland has supported food and drink festivals across the country over the years and also helps events of all shapes and sizes provide the best of Scottish produce to their audiences. This benefits producers, caterers and event organisers and lends a uniquely Scottish flavour to major sporting events and music festivals alike. 

We have a stunning larder on our doorsteps and the local talent to turn that into world-class dishes.  We hope you’ll enjoy it with us in the coming fortnight and beyond.

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