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Food & Drink Festivals

Our selection of food and drink festivals throughout Scotland. Not comprehensive but a taster, Pardon the pun


EatBute is a celebration of fresh, seasonal and locally produced food from Bute and the surrounding areas of Argyll as well as showing the importance of eating good food.

Shetland Food Festival

Celebrate the tastes and flavours of Shetland in this unique festival. Throughout the festival a number of eateries across the islands will be putting on daily specials and creating special menus.

St Abbs Market

Local produce, crafts and gift market with local artwork, gifts and food. Every Friday from 25th March - 16th December

St Andrews Food & Drink Festival

Now in its third year, St Andrews Food & Drink Festival will offer a month long celebration of food and drink in and around the beautiful town of St Andrews. Some of the attarctions this yera include chef demonstrations, tastings, special Festival menus in venues across town, an extended Fife Farmers’ Market with pop-up restaurant, and events involving a wide range of delicacies.

Crail Food Festival

Food and music meet in this local festival. The gourmets will have  a field day to explore the exceptional tastes of  Fife. Some of the attractions this year include  the producers' market, cookery demonstrations and evening supper, while music fans can expect some top Scottish names.The harbour festival will be of interest to the kids.

Foodies at the Festival

Foodies at the Festival is one of the main food events during the Edinburgh festival season, serving up popular food and drink master classes. Cooking and baking classes,cookery demonstrations by top Scottish chefs.

The Trossachs Beer Festival

Join us for our annual Scottish Real Ale festival at the Scottish Real Ale shop and The Lade Inn.  Sample a selection of wonderful Scottish real ales, Ciders and live music at the weekends. 

Best of the West Festival

Set in the stunning venue of the grounds of Inveraray Castle, this family-friendly festival highlights the best in food, drink, craft, music and entertainments from the West of Scotland. From fine crafts to fine food and from local pipe bands to world-famous headline music acts, the programme offers something for everyone, including a range of children's activities, horse riding, archery and survival skills to tire the kids out.

Torridon Real Ale Festival

Torridon takes it ales seriously. Showcasing over 20 ales with tasting notes on each, a vote for Ale of the Festival, and some out of the ordinary flavours, seven handpumps work at any one time to keep the ale flowing.

Whisky Live

Appealing to both the enthusiast and the novice alike, Whisky Live is the whisky tasting and sampling event of the year.

Food and Fire Festival

This festival is part of the Highland Perthshire Wild Connections Festival and involves visitors discovering the many methods of fire-making without matches, the best tinder, and wild cooking with fungi.

Fine Food Fayre

Fine Food fayre a popular food fest in St Andrews offers a range of food stalls, eclectic cooking demonstrations by  Michelin star and local chefs, award-winning entertainment, a luxury raffle and lot more.

Taste Of Grampian

Explore the taste of Grampian in this one-day food and drink festival, which offers a great day out for the family with lots to see and do including face painting, food sampling and wine tasting.

Tarbert Seafood Festival

The annual Tarbert Seafood Festival will feature the customary attractions like family entertainment, cookery demonstrations and outdoor market along with a selection of live music and more.

Turriff Show

Turriff Show is not just the largest annual event to be held in Aberdeenshire but is also the largest two-day Show in the whole of Scotland. It is a great opportunity to sample fresh goods and check out the best local producers.

Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival

A high quality artistic programme that brings Scottish and international musicians together in the unique location of Islay. The festival features a taste of Islay, so watch out for hand-dived scallops, crabs, chocolates, homebaking and of course, Lagavulin

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