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Scotland Food Festivals, Fairs, Expos, Exhibitions, and Food Shows; Beverage and Agricultural Events, etc.

January through June    -    July through December

2016 - SCOTLAND: January - June 2016
Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions, Expos

(See also: 2017 - 2015 - 2014 - 2012)

January 24-26, 2016  Scotland's Specialty Food Show
Glasgow, Scotland
Welcome to Scotland’s Speciality Food Show.  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.


January 31, 2016  Fife Food Fest - St. Andrews, Scotland
The Fife Food Festival is a unique annual food show in the heart of St Andrews, inviting all food lovers to experience the best of Scottish produce. Luxury Raffle, Canapés, Scottish Food Entrepreneurs and plenty of options. You name it, we have it.

April 20-23, 2016  29th Paisley Beer Festival
Paisley, Scotland
Scotland's largest beer festival is back and bigger and better than ever before.  From the 20th to the 23rd April, Renfrewshire CAMRA will be hosting over 230 of the best real ales from Scotland and champion ales from England, around 200 beers from the rest of the world, a large selection of cider and, for the first time at a beer festival, Scottish mead.

April 28-May 2, 2016  Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
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, 2016  Whisky Month - Scotland
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 14-15, 2016  National Mills Weekend
Various, Scotland
Celebrating the UK's milling heritage on the second weekend of May each year. National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of our milling heritage and provides you with a fantastic opportunity to visit mills, many of which are not usually open to the public.

May 25-26, 2016  Aquaculture UK 2016
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.

June 3-5, 2016  Gardening Scotland - Edinburgh, 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!

June 10-12, 2016  Fyne Fest - Loch Fyne, Scotland
BEER: In 2015 we had over 150 beers in cask and keg from 39 of the best breweries in the UK and worldwide. We also had 20 different ciders on offer.  FOOD: Serving up the best possible food to go with the best possible beers has always been a core part of what FyneFest is all about.  MUSIC: 2016 will see the return of some old favourites as well as lots of new bands for you to listen to throughout the weekend.

June 10-12, 2016  6th 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.

June 23-26, 2016  Royal Highland Show
Edinburgh, Scotland
The RHS is organised by RHASS (The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland.


2017 - SCOTLAND: January - June 2017
Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions, Expos

June 3, 2017  Vegan Festival Aberdeen 2017
Aberdeen, Scotland
The festival will attract thousands of people from all over the UK!  With around 150 companies exhibiting. There is no better way to market, promote and develop your vegan business this year.


2015 - SCOTLAND: January - June 2015
Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions, Expos

these events waiting for new dates

March 4-5, 2015  ScotHot 2015 - Glasgow, Scotland
NEXT EVENT IN 2017.  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
NEXT EVENT IN 2017. The 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.

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.

June 1-7, 2015  Slow Food Week
Various Locations, Scotland
During the week, our network of local groups, producers, chefs and other supporting businesses and organisations will showcase the diversity within our movement with a wide range of events around the UK, while several new foods and chefs will become part the Ark of Taste programme and Chef Alliance programmes.  Providing a forum to reinforce Slow Food’s work supporting traditional, local, artisan producers to help preserve British edible biodiversity, farm and tasting tours, lectures, dinner, celebrations and fund-raisers will be taking place in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.


2014 - SCOTLAND: January - June 2014
Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions, Expos

these events waiting for new dates

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 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.


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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