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Taste Cairngorms

The Cairngorms National Park plays host to a variety of events and festivals celebrating the very best of food and drink.  Each event honours very different products but they all have one common thread – the celebration of local, top-quality produce.  Food events take place throughout the year and have a wide ranging appeal, from foodie connoisseurs to those looking for a good family day out, so everyone with an interest in food and drink should be able to find something that will appeal.


3rd-19th October
Food & Fiddle Fortnight 2014

A two-week celebration of traditional Scottish music and delicacies in Royal Deeside, Ballater. Great food, drink, music events and competitions that are happening throughout Royal Deeside. 

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4th October 2014
The 21st Annual Golden Spurtle Porridge Making Championships

The 21st annual Golden Spurtle, World Porridge Making Championships takes place in the Scottish Highland village of Carrbridge on Saturday 4th October 2014.  The world title is awarded to the porridge-maker deemed to have made the best traditional porridge using oatmeal, salt and water.

The Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championships

5th-8th February 2015
Kingussie Food on Film

Kingussies’s annual winter festival – FOOD ON FILM – brings the big screen to the rural Highlands of Scotland in a unique way, to celebrate and explore the world of food with a feast of short films, documentaries and features to make you laugh, make you think and make you hungry.  With filmmakers and food producers gathering to share their passions and skills, the Cairngorms Food Hall showcasing the best of Highland produce, a Food Art Exhibition and a red carpet Film Award – it’s a recipe for a fabulous weekend!

Kingussie Food on Film Festival

30th April - 4th May 2015
Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Come and celebrate the Spirit of Speyside – its whisky, food, music, people, heritage and culture.  Distilleries, shops, bars, pubs, and entire villages welcome visitors with malt whiskies, special tastings, ceilidhs and a wide array of other entertaining events.
For five magical days immerse yourself in whisky, music, food and fun with ceilidhs and concerts, specialist whisky tours and tastings, gourmet meals, outdoor activities and fun events.

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival



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