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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:
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..........
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.
SCOTTISH BORDERS FOOD & DRINK DIRECTORY 2017
FREE to pick up and take home!....or to download from this site - just click the Food Trails tab at the top of the page.....
A bumper guide to Scottish Borders food and drink producers, suppliers, cafes and restaurants - PLUS great recipes to try, features and delightful images. Pick up a copy in Tourist Information Centres, cafes, shops and venues across the region...... OR for convenience - you can also download a copy from this site by going to Food Trails and Recipes - just click on the tab above.
Food and Drink Network enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you will enjoy the Directory and it will lead you to try lots of new food and drink from the Scottish Borders - and eat out at some of our great hotels, restaurants and cafes
DIARY DATE - WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT OUR FORTHCOMING AGM
October 24th 2017 : 6.30 - 8.00 pm : Born in the Borders, Lanton, Nr Jedburgh
AN EVENING WITH SHIRLEY SPEAR
There are certain people in Scottish hospitality who need absolutely no introduction and Shirley Spear of the The Three Chimneys is one of them.
Since she and her husband Eddie bought a small croft on the Isle of Skye in 1984, she has been a beacon of culinary excellence for the nation. Not just an incredible chef, but also a tireless promoter of the Scottish hospitality and tourism industries, Shirley will be sharing her insights on everything from local food to just how damn hard it can be to run a restaurant!
As a native Borderer (from Peebles), we are delighted that Shirley has agreed to come and talk to the Network, and we urge you to join us for what we are sure will be a fabulous evening!
Email Jemma Reid To book your FREE place. Please RSVP by 20th October at the latest.
LOOK ! A SET OF FOOD AND DRINK TRAIL LEAFLETS - including the Borders Railway route
We've produced a great set of Food and Drink Trails to guide you around shops, hotels, cafe's and direct you to producers across the Scottish Borders, from Peebles to Eyemouth. Pocket size to keep in the car or your bag, so they are always handy. Available to pick up FREE in venues across the region - OR - click on the Food Trails and Recipes tab at the top of this page to download the trails and other items as pdf's.
We hope you will enjoy the journey!
PEEBLES FARMERS MARKET
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.