The Scottish Borders Food Journey

The Scottish Borders Food Journey

The heritage of farming, fishing and food production in the Scottish Borders is interwoven with landscape. It’s a land of rolling, sheep-covered hills, fertile fields in the lower valleys, historic market towns, enthusiastically fished rivers and sheltered harbours on the North Sea coast. This food journey is a guide to the food and drink that belongs to the Scottish Borders. It tells you about the food that’s grown, made, landed and created in the region - and just as importantly where to find it, from farm shops and markets to cafes and restaurants.

First published in June 2011, and independently compiled to reflect the best of the Scottish Borders’ contemporary food scene, this is above all a guide to help you find, appreciate and enjoy great local food.

  • Read the stories of the people who create the unique flavours of the region – the farmers, fishermen, curers, cheesemakers and bakers.
  • With listings supplied by the Scottish Borders Local Food Network, the Where to Eat guide introduces cafés and pubs, restaurants and hotels.
  • Need a good butcher? Where to Buy lists the best independent food and drink shops in the Scottish Borders.
  • Explore the region with our local food and drink suggestions connected to footpaths, walks, cycleways and other trips.

Take a food lover’s journey along the River Tweed

Brush up on your bannocks with historical food writer Fiona J. Houston

Meet the woman who took one Jersey cow and turned it into an award-winning cheese and dairy business

Read articles from The Scottish Borders Food Journey online

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