Visit Scotland have launched a new, free to use, online guide to help visitors better understand the countries food.
The guide includes the Aberdeen City and Shire Food and Drink Trail, describing it as“Miles of fertile farmland, crystal clear rivers and sparking coastline” and highlighting that the region is home to the fresh fish and the world-famous Aberdeen Angus beef.
With figures revealing that almost half of people (49%) visiting Scotland want to try local food, a new ebook by VisitScotland is hoping to encourage visitors to undertake a culinary tour of the country.
Available from 6 February on visitscotland.com, ‘A Taste of Scotland’s Foodie Trails’ combines details of Scotland’s food trails with information about relevant local businesses and interesting facts about each product.
The 10 Scottish food and drink trails within the book include: Malt Whisky trail, Seafood trail, Arbroath Smokie trail, Scotland’s chocolate trail, Scottish cheese trail, Real Ale trail and Outer Hebrides trail.
As well as highlighting places to experience great Scottish food, the ebook also offers visitors a taste of what else there is to do in the area from mouthwatering events to historic attractions.
Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland, said: “Scotland’s famous food and drink comes from its unique landscapes, unspoiled habitats and varied weather, which is perfect for producing a wide variety of high quality fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, meat and much more.
“This year, as we take Scotland to the world, we celebrate the role that food and drink plays in shaping our economic and tourism success.
“I hope this e-book provides some food for thought, not just for visitors but also people in Scotland. We have a world-class natural larder right here on our doorstep, the Year of Food and Drink provides the perfect opportunity to go out and enjoy it!”
To download a copy of the e-book visit: www.visitscotland.com.