The Year of Food & Drink – The Icing on the Cake

Food & Drink

The icing is on the cake as Scotland celebrates the Year of Food & Drink, including a cake-themed celebration of our Capital city, a festival to inspire junior foodies and a gala which raises a glass to our national tipple, are just some of the mouth-watering events that will form the Year of Food and Drink.

Scotland’s outstanding natural larder will be showcased over the next 12 months at events the length and breadth of the country, including special events to raise awareness of the role food and drink plays in the country’s cultural identity and in shaping the nation’s economic success.

There will also be a number of new events designed to inspire and engage diverse audiences with Scottish produce, including the Children’s Food Festival in the Highlands (5-6 June) and Cake Fest Edinburgh (21 June) at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Whisky Month will also return in May, with events like Mhor Whisky Festival (23-24 May) and Whisky Stramash (23-25 May) inviting visitors and locals to sample Scotland’s national drink as well as explore both the traditional and contemporary blend of stories, circumstances, provenance and science behind our vast array of marvelous malts.

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