The Cairngorms National Park is an area not only of spectacular landscapes and rich heritage but also a place where excellent food and drink is grown, reared and produced. Dramatic, rugged and wild – the nature of the landscape nurtured in the Cairngorms National Park is reflected in the food and drink within. Few regions in Scotland encapsulate the traditional and world famous cuisine of the country as well as the Cairngorms – venison from deer that range across the hills, beef from Highland cattle and hardy rare breeds, salmon and trout from pristine rivers and lochs and whisky from age-old distilleries. Beyond those headliners are other delights: bread from a 400 year old mill, word leading gin, award winning beer and wild food for the foraging.
2015 is Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink and it’s a chance to celebrate Scotland’s fantastic natural larder and exceptional natural produce, as well as the landscapes, people and culture that make our food heritage so unique.
If you’d like to find some fantastic local produce and learn about the passionate people behind the scenes view the Cairngorms Larder publication for more info, take a look at our Food and Drink Trails and check out the businesses below to help plan your time here in this stunning part of the Highlands of Scotland across the Aviemore, Angus Glens, Royal Deeside and Strathdon, Tomintoul and Glenlivet and Atholl and Glenshee areas.
The Larder is edited by Donald Reid; all entries are included solely as a result of editorial selection by The List.
Remember that by buying local you are helping to support the local economy, reducing food miles, creating jobs and benefitting local producers. Buying local helps farmers and land managers to keep caring for this special place.