Taste Scottish Food and Drink

Our meticulous attention to detail on your tour includes the food and drink on offer to you each day, to ensure that you taste the best that Scotland has to offer.

Local speciality produce

At each new overnight stop on your Scotland Tour, dinner will be a highlight.  On the menu you are likely to find locally caught and produced seafood, venison, beef and lamb with Scottish classics such as smoked salmon and haggis.  Scottish cheeses and oatcakes and a choice of malts often feature at the end of many delightful dinners.  At Best Scottihs Tours your breakfast is also an important start to the day, with the traditional full Scottish fried breakfast usually on offer but often porridge and kippers too.  However, Scotland is now very influenced by the best global food trends and a fusion of traditional and modern provides a wide choice of menu.

A wonderful natural larder

No Scottish Tour would be complete without expriencing Scotlands wonderful natural larder, from the land and sea.  With close associations with landscape, a clean environment, fantastic producers and products, Scotland can rightly claim to be one of the world's great lands of food and drink.  Wherever we take you, you will find beautifully prepared food from fresh ingredients, by people with a flair for getting the best from Scottish produce. Check out our blog - 10 foods to try on your Scottish Vacation.

Fresh Scottish Seafood

Scotttish Seafood

Fishing has played a vital part in Scotland’s social, economic and cultural infrastructure for centuries.  Its biggest assets are its products and its people.

Scotland has a global reputation for the quality and range of its seafood.  From the freshest of crab rolls simply served with a squeeze of lemon and some home-made mayonnaise, to Michelin rated menus that feature a wide range of timestakingly prepared dishes, a trip to Scotland gaurantees mouth-watering recipes and dishes to bring you a unique culinary experience.

Scotland even boasts its own Seafood Trail - a true culinary adventure through some of the most spectacular coastal scenery, allowing you to sample mouth-watering fare at the region's top hotels and restaurants. Serving up an array of delicacies - often delivered straight from the sea by local fishermen – Scotland's west coast is a rich bounty for seafood lovers.

Whisky, Gin and wonderful craft ales

Skye Breweries Ale

Scots may have whisky in their veins but they still know how to enjoy a glass of beer, and with new and innovative breweries popping up all over the country from Galashiels to Orkney, we have a fine array of local ales to choose from.

Scotland's craft ale boom is keen to keep traditional recipes alive, as well as brewing new and interesting styles, with many of our breweries gaining multiple awards and accolades for their beers.  This is achieved by using the finest malted and roast barley, hops and crystal clear mountain water.

Scotland's Malt Whisky Trail, set in the heart of stunning Speyside, is the only trail of its kind in the world and takes in world-famous working distilleries, making it the ideal place to discover more about this ancient art.

Even the Scottish gins have a great reputation - over 70% of gin made in the UK is produced in Scotland, including three of the bestsellers!

The finest cattle, reared in Scotland

Scotland cattle

Around 80% of Scotland’s land mass is under agricultural production, making the industry the single biggest determinant of the landscape.  Scotland’s farmers, crofters and growers are responsible for much of Scotland’s food and drink exports and their Scottish produce is in demand throughout the world, delivering record exports last year.

The beef industry is the single largest sector of Scottish agriculture with Scotch beef being world renowned for its quality.  Scotland is home to a large number of farms that are a combination of beef and sheep, sometimes mixed with a small area of cropped land, which brings various benefits in terms of landscape diversity.  Allow us to introduce you to delightful bistros, cosy pubs and homely guest houses and B&Bs that are dedicated to providing fresh and locally sourced produce.