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Check out Tweed Valley Venison on the Who Makes It? page, using the tab above.  

You will find details of other Scottish Borders meat and game producers on the same page for sources of delicious locally-raised meats.  


We have added details of a great way to serve Venison Tenderloin Fillets on the Recipe page.....just to give you some ideas.




If you are a producer of Food and Drink based in the Scottish Borders - or a hotel, restaurant, retailer or cafe  - you may be interested in joining us? You can download details of the money-saving benefits and an application form on the ABOUT US/Membership page on this website (see the Menu above).  If you have any queries, please email:








J. WADDELL & SON (FISH) - Eyemouth


You will find descriptions and full contact details for our new Network members in the Who Makes It? and Who Sells It? areas of this website

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DOWNLOAD COPIES OF OUR SCOTTISH BORDERS FOOD TRAIL MAPS AND NEW RECIPES IDEAS - click on Food Trails & Recipes from the menu above.  We have just added a new Western Borders Trail,  listing producers in and around Peebles..........

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Taste the Scottish Borders

Why not treat yourself or your family to a sensational local meal made from fabulous Scottish Borders produce?

The Scottish Borders is a land of rolling hills, farmland and rugged coast, and the area produces some of the most delicious food in the country. You can sample it at one of the many excellent pubs, cafes and hotels listed on this website, but if eating at home is more your thing, then why not have your own celebration using some of the stunning produce available from the Scottish Borders Food Network members listed on this website?


Scottish Borders Food Network members all have a commitment to producing, using and showcasing the world class food which comes from this stunning part of Scotland. You can find out more about the producers, places to eat local food, and Farmers Markets in the area by clicking on the links above or on the left.


Newly launched and FREE to pick up and take home!

A 32 page guide to over 90 Scottish Borders food and drink producers, suppliers, cafes and restaurants - PLUS great recipes to try, features and delightful images. Borders Food and Drink have worked in conjunction with Borders Events to produce this brilliant guide - anywhere you would normally pick up your copy of 'What's On', you will find a copy of the Directory.  If you are not in the area to find a copy - you can also download from this site by going to Food Trails and Recipes by clicking on the tab above

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Enjoy the Directory and we hope it will lead you to trying lots of new food and drink from the Scottish Borders - and eating out at some of our great hotels, restaurants and cafes.




Ruhterford's is Scotland's very first micropub - the perfect antidote to modern life.  Find out more by visiting the 'Who Sells It? page - Eastern Borders.

Ooft! have just been awarded a Gold Star in the 2015 Great Taste Awards - this is what the judges said:

" A smooth sauce with an initial sweetness on the tongue then a rapidly rising heat. Good depth of flavour with the fruitiness of the Scotch Bonnet following through." 


Find out more about Ooft! and their delicious Hot Sauce on the 'Who Makes It? pages.....



Roger and Bea took over Chapters in April 2015.  This informal restaurant is a ten minute walk from Melrose over the picturesque chain bridge, in the centre of Gattonside village.

Choose from a selection of fresh fish from Eyemouth or excellent Scottish Border beef and lamb, all sourced locally.  Everything is made on the premises -  bread, ice creams, shortbread, oatcakes.    Also on the menu are Roger's own-cured meats and fish.  The ingredients are always in season, from the daily caught fish to vegetables and fruit brought in by the local greengrocers.  There is a set menu with 2 courses at £13.45 as well as a Staples Menu where you can choose from different options including char-grilled meat, poultry, game and fish as well as an always changing Specials Blackboard.  There really is something for everyone!


Main Street, Gattonside, Melrose TD6 9NP

Tel: 01896 823217

Born in the Borders has won the Scottish Sourcing Category of the 2015
Scottish Food and Drink Excellence Awards

Discover the very best of the Borders … all in one place Born in the Borders is an extraordinary new visitor centre located next to the Scottish Borders Brewery.  Set on the banks of the River Teviot at Lanton, near Jedburgh, it bring brings together the best of everything that is grown, made, spun, produced, cooked and created in the area. With two shops, a stunning cafe and restaurant, riverside walks, picnic spots and brewery tours, there’s no better way to discover the incredible wealth of products and goods that our amazing region has to offer. 

The Borders, with its wealth of cereal, sheep and beef farming, its wonderful seafish from Eyemouth and its plentiful game, has long been known as the breadbasket of Scotland. But recent years have also seen a host of new producers springing up to take advantage of these amazing natural ingredients.

From bread-makers to charcuterie creators, and from cheese-makers to brewers, the Borders is now awash with delicious artisan produce. And you can find it all in our delightful food and drink shop.

Whether you’re looking for honey from bees that forage on the stunning Cheviot hills, butter churned the old-fashioned way from a herd of Jerseys near Kelso, amazing marsh mallows flavoured with gin and whisky from Minto, or melt-in-the-mouth sour dough bread from Ford & Etal, we can guide you through the wealth of food and drink the region has to offer, as well as offering regular tastings and producer events.



The Wheatsheaf at Swinton

You can find out more about this award winning hotel and restaurant via the Who Sells It? pages on this website - just click on Eastern.....and it will take you there!

KELSO FARMERS MARKET - held every 4th Saturday of every month - a great place to try and buy locally produced foods and drink.  Read more about the market on the Who Sells It? page of this website - click the tab above and go to Eastern Borders.



The Farmers Market runs every Saturday from 10 am until 3 pm with an array of fresh and unique local produce available to try and to buy - direct from the makers.  You will find the Farmers Market on the High Street outside the Eastgate Theatre (where you can also get a good cup of coffee or tea!).



Scottish Borders - a traditional larder

Robert Burns spoke of southern Scotland as a ‘land o’ cakes’ - his reference was not to any sweet confection but plain oatcakes and barley bannocks, baked on an iron girdle over the fire. Wheat wasn’t really grown in the Borders until the late18th century, as oats and barley were more reliable crops -  so wheat flour for bread was a later introduction to daily fare.

Whilst we still enjoy oatcakes today, the barley bannock has now disappeared. It was made by heating milk with a knob of butter and a pinch of salt, adding the barley flour until it swelled into a pliable dough. The bannock was baked until thin and crispy, with a slightly moist centre, and eaten hot.

The yeasted wheat Selkirk bannock reputedly made its first appearance around 1859, deliciously incorporating sugar, spices, and dried fruit. Queen Victoria is said to have enjoyed Selkirk bannock on a visit to Abbotsford House in 1867, after which the demand for these succulent, sultana-stuffed breads soared. It endures as a delicious Scottish Borders delicacy – whether eaten fresh or toasted, warmed and spread with butter – or made into a delicious variation of standard bread and butter pudding.

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