Passionate about local food best describes Scottish Borders Food and Drink.

The Scottish Borders produces world class food and drink and it’s right here on our doorstep. Food in the Scottish Borders is produced to the highest standards and has not travelled halfway round the world to reach our places. Buying our food locally also helps to safeguard the supply of quality produce from Borders’ family farms.

Scottish Borders Food and Drink was set-up in 2006 and involves local food businesses (local food producers, hoteliers, restaurateurs and local food shops), committed to developing and showcasing the Region’s food. Our members produce, use on their menus or stock in their retail outlets high quality fine food & drink products from the Scottish Borders.

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Join The Scottish Borders Food & Drink Network

The Scottish Borders Food & Drink network not only provides a platform to promote the fabulous producers of this beautiful part of the world. It also attracts the many successful entrepreneurs who through their passion and enthusiasm have built successful businesses. Our members include chefs, brewers, growers, bakers, distillers, hoteliers, writers and enthusiasts for all things foodie. You may be surprised at some of the household names who have a home in the borders. At our regular networking meetings we share tips strategies as well as plan our events. If you would like to find our more, drop us a line or pop along to a meeting.

“Great companies, friendly people, excellent food and drink. The network brings together local expertise and promotes our businesses to a wider audience.”
Kerry Waddell - Giacopazzi's Wholesale Ice Cream


John Henderson


A leading Scottish food entrepreneur, in 2011 John founded Born in the Borders which is at multiple locations across the region. John also heads up the SBF&DN team

Jemma Reid


Jemma provides the SBF&DN with PR, marketing outreach and event management expertise as well as managing the internal communication.

Roger McKie


With his wife Bea, Roger runs the highly regarded Seasons Restaurant in the picturesque village of Gattonside. Roger also manages to find time to keep us all in order

Louise Butler


Louise brings a wealth of experience in promotion, PR, event management and provides the network with management and social media  coordination.

Bill Del La Hay


When not running the eclectic haven for foodies & bookworms that is the Mainstreet Trading Company, Bills photographic work is made good use of by the network.

Simon Clew


Simon has a background in technology, marketing and business development as well as being a dedicated foodie and baker. Simon develops & manages the website