Once known for foods such as deep-fried chocolate bars, Scotland now has plenty of eateries that serve high-quality Scottish fare made from the nation’s excellent fresh meat, fish, and produce. Following are some recommended culinary favorites.
Considered the quintessential Scottish dish, haggis combines ground beef with oats, spices, and salt to make a savory comfort food.
Other sausages such as black pudding (blood sausage) get rave reviews, along with the Scottish salmon and other seafood.
Look for fish supper (fish and chips) for a casual meal at any time of day.
Top off a meal with sweet treats such as shortbread and Scottish tablet, a delectable crystallized fudge.
Scotland produces some of the best whisky in the world, thanks in part to the purity of its water.
Day trips from Edinburgh offer a closer look at the traditional methods used at whisky distilleries such as Famous Grouse, Glengoyne, or Deanston, followed by tastings of their spirits.
Choose to combine a whisky tasting with sightseeing on a full-day tour to destinations such as Loch Ness, the Rosslyn Chapel, or the Scottish Borders.
See more on a multi-day tour to regions like Speyside or the Isle of Islay, where you can visit several whisky distilleries and small towns, all set in a spectacular landscape.