Buying great Scottish produce – in Scotland
Posted 13 September 2011 - 11:48 PM
However I figure there must be some places that you can buy great Scottish produce actually in Scotland?
I'm looking for places which are in or driving distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow.
Anyone know a reliable source for:
- a butcher for well aged Angus beef - or even better, some kind of rare-breed beef
- fresh grouse and other game birds
- seafood, particularly langoustines
The irony is that I could find these things (reasonably) easily in the West Midlands but struggling to identify sources in Scotland!
Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:38 AM
Well, I'll start by answering part of my own question. William Christie in Edinburgh can get grouse - think it should be ordered in advance.
Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:18 AM
Eddie's Seafood Market - Edinburgh
Macallams of Troon - Glasgow
Allans (Hyndland) Butcher - Glasgow
Ramsay of Carluke - http://www.ramsayofcarluke.co.uk/ - Carluke, outside Glasgow
Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:40 AM
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 04:48 AM
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:05 PM
Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:34 AM
Posted 16 September 2011 - 07:52 AM
One entrepreneur a few years ago established her own distribution business and now we can find the fish in the grocer and at farmer's markets they have in the summer. For quality local meats I had to start asking around and finally hit upon a local farmer that has gotten himself the government approval to sell his products in his shop. It isn't easy to do that around here.
You have to make friends with the local chefs and start asking the locals where stuff is...it usually is out there but not easily found.
My sister lived in Scotland years ago and for her local fish, they hired a local fishing boat that would take their name and when he had about 8 or 10 people on the list he would arrange a fishing day. They would fish for hours and freeze what they came home with. I went with them when I visited and met some great people and we ate fresh cod and mackerel for that week. Best fish I ever had and it was one of the things I enjoyed most on my visit there.
Not much help for your request for stuff now, but I have felt your pain and it took years to figure some stuff out where I live, but when I did, I found some great stuff.
Posted 19 September 2011 - 02:19 PM
For fish, I find you cannot beat Eddie's Seafood in Roseneath Street
Do have a look at my blog too. edinburghfoody.com - there are plenty of treasures to discover, such as Sunnyside Farm, Great Glen Game etc
Edited by dellis453, 19 September 2011 - 02:22 PM.
Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:54 AM
I wasn't in Edinburgh for the market but that's an excellent tip.
In the end I found young grouse at George Bower's for £9 a pop.
I also found good seafood and smoked salmon at G. Armstrong's over the road.
And Eddie's is a great market - no langoustine (bad weather) but great fish.