Food And Drink Festivals To Visit This Summer


Calling all foodies, this one is for you! We have rounded up some of the best Scottish food and drink festivals taking place across the country this summer and you are not going to want to miss out!

From stylish street food markets to whisky masterclasses and family friendly days out – your summer diary is about to get a whole lot busier!

The Regulars

Platform

Where: Argyle Street Arches, Glasgow
When: Held every week, Friday-Saturday, 12pm-12am, Sunday, 12-6pm.

In Glasgow’s City Centre, Platform offers an amazing array of street food every weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy the ever-changing selection of independent street food traders in one place whether you want to sit in or take it away.

Platform - Scottish food and drink festivals

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The Pitt

Where: Pitt Street, Edinburgh
When: Held every weekly on Saturday from 12-10pm and Sunday, 12-6pm

The perfect weekend activity is visiting The Pitt in Edinburgh for the best street food, some drinks and live music. The event celebrates delicious street food throughout the summer every weekend. The place is dogs-friendly as well and kids are welcome until 8pm.

Stockbridge Market

Where: Saunders Street, Edinburgh
When: Sundays from 10-5pm

As well as some seriously tasty morsels, Stockbridge Market also offers crafts and handmade goods from small local traders. This family of markets has expanded to include regular events around Edinburgh so check out their other dates and venue too.

The Gin Fayre

If you love gin, you will love this event, because it does not just bring the best of Scottish gin, but the bests from all over the world. Starting on 20 July in Perth, The Gin Fayre will take place in six different venues and dates across Scotland.

June

Edinburgh Whisky Festival

Where: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
When: 15th June 2019

As well as sampling a wee dram (or several!) from Scotland, the Edinburgh Whisky Festival is the chance to taste tipples from further afield with distillers from the USA, Japan and other parts of the world.

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Midsummer Beer Happening

Where: Baird Park, Stonehaven
When: 20th to 22nd June 2019

Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Midsummer Beer Happening is set to showcase more than a 120 beers along side the finest food options and local musicians to perform. Definitely one for the craft beer enthusiast in your life.

Skye Food and Drink Festival

Where: Isle of Skye
When: 24th to 29th June 2019

With events happening all across the beautiful Isle of Skye, this Scottish food festival is a true celebration of the area’s produce and offerings. From markets to masterclasses, this six day festival has plenty on offer for palates of all kinds.

July

Summer at Eden

Where: Eden Court, Inverness
When: 6th and 7th July 2019

On the 6th and 7th July Eden Court in Inverness will play host to arts, crafts and food at Summer at Eden. Discover some of Scotland’s amazing producers and makers in this free to enter event.

Spirit of Speyside Gin Experience

Where: Gordon Castle Walled Garden, Fochabers
When: 12th to 14th July 2019

The Spirit of Speyside brand is launching its new event to celebrate the best of Speyside gin. Head along for a chance to meet the distillers, enjoy a tipple and soak up the atmosphere in the beautiful surroundings.

The Spirit of Speyside Gin experience - Scottish food and drink festival

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Edinburgh Food Festival

Where: Assembly George Square, Edinburgh
When: 19th to 28th July 2019

Returning for the fifth year, this free event in Edinburgh will give you a taste of the best of food and drinks producers in Scotland. With options covering everything from vegan delicacies to tapas, this is definitely one for the foodie bucket lists.

August

Foodies Festival

Where: Inverleith Park, Edinburgh
When: 2nd to 4th August 2019

Foodies Festival is back and this year there will be everything from demonstrations by top chefs as well as all the opportunities you could hope for to sample everything from Champagne to dessert – sign us up!

Galloway Country Fair

Where: Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries and Galloway
When: 17th and 18th August 2019

The Galloway Country Fair brings together some amazing Scottish food and drink options alongside country pursuits and an array of activities for the whole family – all set within the beautiful surroundings of Drumlanrig Castle.

Alba Real Ale Festival

Where: Royal Tay Yacht Club, Dundee
When: 23rd to 29th August 2019

The event to spend your August Bank Holiday weekend on with your family or friends. The festival will showcase 40 real ales, ciders and lagers as well as food straight from the BBQ food and live music performances as well.

Alba Real Ale

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September

Distilled

Where: Elgin Town Hall
When: 6th and 7th September 2019

This year The Spirit of Speyside brand is bringing back Distilled, a festival to celebrate the best of Speyside’s whisky distillers alongside brewers and food producers. Indulge in the samples of offer and learn from the experts.

Dundee Flower & Food Festival

Where: Camperdown Country Park, Dundee
When: 7th and 8th September 2019

A weekend of fun, food and flowers, this weekend is for the whole family to enjoy. The Dundee Flower & Food Festival is set to have a mix of fabulous floral displays as well as baking and crafts.

 

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by Dora Pongracz