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015 - SCOTLAND: January - June 2015
Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions, Expos
(See also: 2014 - 2012)

January 18-20, 2015  Scotland's Specialty Food Show
Glasgow, Scotland
Welcome to Scotland’s Speciality Food Show 2015.  The show brings together 140 exhibitors offering the very best fine food products from Scotland, UK and overseas. The fair regularly attracts a thousand buyers from delicatessens, farm shops, speciality food retailers and food halls as well as providing an opportunity for gift shops to purchase food and drink products to complement their ranges sourced from the gift fair.


March 4-5, 2015  ScotHot 2015 - Glasgow, Scotland
Scotland's premier event for the Scottish foodservice and hospitality industry. The event attracts around 300 exhibiting companies, almost 8000 visitors and is unrivalled in delivering a quality audience from Scotland and the North of England.

March 4-5, 2015  Scottish Culinary Championships
Glasgow, Scotland
29Th Scottish Culinary Championships are back and bigger than ever before.  See live cook offs, dazzling cold displays plus much more at these hugely successful Championships with a heritage dating back over 50 years.

April 30-4, 2015  Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2015
Speyside, Scotland
Five magical days and over 350 events.  Come to Speyside and discover the passion behind the world's finest whiskies.  Themed on Whisky, Food, Music, the river Spey itself and the Heritage & Culture of Speyside, the 2015 Festival offers visitors a wide range of quality events.  Speyside looks forward to welcoming whisky lovers, old and new, from across the world, who want to explore the traditions behind the unique Speyside Single Malt Whiskies and discover the passion behind them.  What makes them special, how small differences in location can make a huge difference in taste, what Master Distillers do to make their whiskies special.

May 1-31, 2015  Whisky Month
During the Year of Food & Drink Scotland 2015, the country will be celebrating its fantastic natural larder – and rightly so. And what better way to celebrate than with a dram of the finest Scotch whisky? May is Whisky Month when we pay homage to our national drink, or 'uisge beatha' as we call it – the ‘water of life’. Join in the merriment with our packed calendar of excellent events throughout the month, including whisky festivals, tastings and more.

May 27, 2015  Scotland's Beef Event
Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland
The event, which is being organised by the SBA (Scottish Beef Association), will be held by kind permission of the Alexander family at Mains of Mause, Blairgowrie, Perthshire.  Peter and Murray Alexander run a suckler herd of 1000 Limousin cross cows and a commercial flock of 2000 Blackface and Mule ewes extending over four units.  Adopting the theme of beef from the hills, the event is being designed to demonstrate all the latest technologies for sustainable beef production.



2014 - SCOTLAND: January - June 2014
Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions, Expos
these events waiting for new dates

April 14-20, 2014  Canned Food Week UK - Scotland
Canned Food UK promotes a healthy balanced diet, including a mix of fresh, frozen, dried and canned food.

April 23-26, 2014  Paisley Real Ale Festival
Paisley, Scotland
This April, Paisley Town Hall again plays host to the annual Paisley Beer Festival. Now in it's 27th year, the biggest beer festival in Scotland once more brings the widest range of ales and cider available in one location.  We will feature over 160 different real ales from all around Scotland; the English bar will be sourced from Lincolnshire; as well as a Foreign Beer bar which boasts draught and bottled beers from Europe.

May 17, 2014  Celtic Cook Off - Loch Fyne, Scotland
The best Chefs in the Celtic Regions in Competition.  Saturday 17th May at the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar starting at 7pm.  Six chefs,  six dishes, four judges, one winner. Established in West Cork, this is a fun competition between top chefs from the Celtic Nations who are judged on their preparation of dishes made with local ingredients

May 17-18, 2014  Loch Fyne Food Fair
Loch Fyne, Scotland
A feast of West Coast food, wine and entertainment.

May 19-25, 2014  National Vegetarian Week
UK, Various locations, Scotland
National Vegetarian Week (NVW) is the annual awareness-raising campaign promoting inspirational vegetarian food and the benefits of a meat-free lifestyle. Celebrated by the Vegetarian Society since 1992, the Week is now an established event that gets bigger and better every year. (also:

May 28-29, 2014  Aquaculture UK 2014
Aviemore, Scotland
The UK's premier aquaculture exhibition and conference, focusing on current developments and products in the fields of aquaculture technology, fish feed, fish health, training, fish farmer networks, equipment and more.

May 29, 2014  Seafood And Whisky Tasting
Edinburgh, Scotland
With many a Clan battle by sea and land, this signature Clans & Drams event celebrates a Scottish union of the very best seafood and SMWS whiskies, served with some entertaining tales from Jimmy Buchan of BBC series, Trawlerman.  Expect a delicious 3-course seafood feast along with a flavoursome selection on 5 Society drams.

May 30-June 1, 2014  Gardening Scotland
Loch Fyne, Scotland
Gardening Scotland is Scotland’s National Celebration of Gardening and Outdoor Living.  If you want to find the best plants, catch the latest gardening trends, find a designer to transform your own garden or ask the experts about anything from growing vegetables to keeping bees, then this is the one Show that you won’t want to miss!  Loch Fyne Oysters will be there with a selection of seafood dishes to keep your stamina up! Look for the Food from Argyll tent next to the Floral Hall.

June 1-8, 2014  Slow Food Week 2014
Various Locations, Scotland
With a host of fabulous foodie events all around the country and with the support of more chefs than ever before, this year’s Slow Food Week is Set to be the biggest and best yet.  Slow Food Week 2014 will see the introduction of 7 new Forgotten Foods, 7 new Chefs to the UK Chef Alliance and a variety of events.  Providing a forum to reinforce Slow Food UK’s work with local artisan producers and suppliers to preserve British edible biodiversity.  Slow Food Chef Alliance celebrations and fund-raisers will be taking place in England, Scotland and Wales.  Founded in Italy in 1989, Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

June 13-15, 2014  Fyne Fest - Loch Fyne, Scotland
A selection of over 30 of the best ales and scrumpies from around the UK, together with excellent food from Loch Fyne Oysters and Winston Churchill Venison.

June 14-15, 2014  4th Annual Crail Food Festival
Crail, Scotland
Crail Food Festival is now entering its fourth year and to date has attracted over 9,000 visitors to our pretty little village or historic Royal Burgh as we are rightly known .

August 8-10, 2014  Foodies Festival
Inverleith Park, Edinburgh, Scotland
Foodies Festival, the UK’s largest celebration of food & drink returns to Edinburgh Inverleith Park this year!  Each year the ever-growing festival sees tens-of-thousands of visitors flock from the surrounding areas to feast on a vast array of culinary activities, making Foodies Festival the social event of the summer.  We have top chefs cooking in the Chef’s Theatre; wine, beer, and cocktails in the Drink’s Theatre; join top pastry chefs in the brand new Chocolate, Cake, Bake and Preserves Theatre, and kids can learn to cook too in the Children’s Cookery Theatre.


SCOTLAND: January - June 2012
Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions, Expos
these events waiting for new dates

March 22-24, 2012  Fishing, Aquaculture & Seafood Expo
Glasgow, Scotland
The new programe will include topics that are at the heart of the fishing industry: the political European policy on fishing, retail & food services, consumer-friendly market potential, processing, aquaculture, and more. Enjoy sensational seafood demonstrations by top chefs.

May 7-11, 2012  6th World Fisheries Congress
Edinburgh, Scotland
Presented by the World Council of Fisheries Societies,  a non-profit, nongovernmental organisation that currently includes 12 scientific and professional fisheries societies and affiliated organisations world wide.

May 27-30, 2012  8th World Potato Congress
Edinburgh, Scotland
The global potato industry event, a 'must attend' event for anyone involved with the potato supply chain from producers to policy makers.



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