The North Highland Larder
The North Highlands of Scotland – the area of mainland north of Inverness and Skye – encompass fertile farmland, marginal crofting and game estates; deep-water fish ports and tiny inlets for creel fishermen and scallop divers. This guide aims to tell the story of the food and drink of this diverse region in all its variety and practical detail. It tells you about what’s being grown, reared and produced in the region, and just as importantly where to get hold of it, from farm shops and markets to contemporary cafes and restaurants.
First published in June 2013, and independently compiled to reflect the best of the North Highland’s contemporary food scene, this is above all a guide to help you find, appreciate and enjoy great local food.
- Our quick-fire Round Up of the region’s producers is a great place to start for an introductory overview
- The comprehensive Where to Eat guide includes cafes and Michelin-starred restaurants, bistros and takeaways.
- Need a good butcher? Where to Buy lists the best independent food and drink shops in the North Highlands.
- Local chefs tell you about their most trusted local suppliers.
- Read the stories of the people who create the unique flavours of the region – the fishermen, cheesemakers, crofters, growers, bakers, brewers and distillers.
Explore the art, science and craft of turning milk into Highland Fine Cheeses
Take a tour of North Highland’s artisan smokehouses
Read about the renaissance in Highland crofting, and the new scheme designed to help protect the provenance of their produce