Category Archives: Food News

Getting set to enjoy Shetland’s national dish – reestit mutton

Getting set to enjoy Shetland’s national dish – reestit mutton

Preparations for Shetland’s traditional Up Helly Aa event are continuing, and attendees are getting ready for reestit mutton. The essence of slow food is that it strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine, and encourages farming of plants, seeds, and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem. That definition of slow food could not be moreContinue Reading

Fishing season is now underway on the River Tay

Fishing season is now underway on the River Tay

The opening of the River Tay salmon fishing season took place at Meikleour on Monday this week. However, the 2018 season comes at a time of change, some positive and some very concerning, for fish runs into the Tay, writes Stacey Wylie. On the positive side, early-running spring salmon are getting bigger. The mean weight ofContinue Reading

A haggis treat with a real difference for Burns Night

A haggis treat with a real difference for Burns Night

A unique Scottish culinary experience has been launched by a Scottish haggis manufacturer and beer and restaurant chain. Macsween is extending its Burns celebrations this year by partnering with Innis & Gunn to host with Rabbie’s Haggis Afternoon Tea. From Monday, for seven days starting on the 22 January, haggis fans in Edinburgh and GlasgowContinue Reading

A celebration of Robert Burns with whisky and fine food

A celebration of Robert Burns with whisky and fine food

Eight pubs in Edinburgh and another in Glasgow are getting ready to take part in a celebration of whisky. Launching on 15 January, Nicholson’s will be hosting its second annual National Whisky Showcase at eight pubs in Edinburgh and at The Drum & Monkey in Glasgow, as well as celebrating Scotland with their special BurnsContinue Reading

Award-winning Scots chef looks to pass on his knowledge

Award-winning Scots chef looks to pass on his knowledge

An award-winning Scottish chef is hoping to help secure a future in the culinary industry for a youngster. Calum Richardson is mentoring Stonehaven’s Mackie Academy student Victoria Peterkin, who is 13, in the hope of UK-wide success at Springboards Future Chef competition this month. The nationwide competition attracts over 9000 students each year. The northContinue Reading