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A Fife food round up26 Jul 2012
Whether you're looking for venison, chocolate or whisky, Fife's got it - start the search here
An introduction to Fife's menu: what’s grown, reared, made and landed in the region, and where to find it.
An overview of the food and drink of Angus11 Jul 2012
Get an introduction to the region's menu with our round-up
From fruit and veg to whisky and beer, our round up will take you through Angus' larder. What to buy, where to buy it and who grows, rears, makes or lands it, this summary is a starting point for the region's food and drink.
The story behind Arbroath smokies9 Jul 2012
Its name now protected by law, the Arbroath smokie is one of Angus's enduring food emblems
Nowadays in the Fit o’ the Toon, the area of land given to attract fishermen to Arbroath in the 1800s, there are still many artisanal fishmongers making smokies in their backyards to their own subtly different family methods.
Usan Fisheries: The last salmon netters in Angus, Scotland9 Jul 2012
Coastal-caught salmon is a controversial delicacy
The quality and importance of Scottish salmon is perhaps best reflected by the passions and controversies it can stir up. John Cooke looks into the issues surrounding salmon netting.
Electric Man8 Feb 2012
A patchy, if well intentioned, Edinburgh-set comic comedy
(12A tbc) 98min Shot in Edinburgh on a micro-budget, comic shop comedy Electric Man declares its intentions from the off: this is to be no social realist kitchen sink drama, typical of the UK film industry, but rather a light-hearted love-letter to…
Best of 2011: Scottish food producers20 Jan 2012
The brewers, smokehouses, bakers and cheesemakers on the rise
2011 wasn’t a fun year for small business but food and drink in Scotland continued to make advances with impressive new products, new producers, new markets, growing food festivals, and an increased awareness of the value and importance of local food…
How Eyemouth is clinging to centuries of fishing heritage10 May 2011
The Scottish fishing town on the North Sea coast
There’s a part of the Borders that’s seafaring, with a direct link to the fish of the North Sea. Catches from Eyemouth’s last dozen boats are packed in ice or landed live on the harbour by 6am, and on the fishmonger’s counter by opening time at 9am in…
Smoking Scottish seafood with peat17 Sep 2010
The unmistakable whiff of peat smoke is something we associate with crofting townships or whisky distilleries. For a few Scottish ﬁsh smokers, it’s the sweet smell of success, as David Pollock discovers.
Seafood theme to East Lothian’s 3 Harbours Arts Festival 201020 May 2010
Kirstin Innes finds out why East Lothian’s 3 Harbours Arts Festival has a whole new fishy wing
Fife’s fishing industry is ready to take the next step towards sustainability10 May 2010
Ronald Kerr talks to Pittenweem fishermen’s spokesman Billy Hughes
The fortunes of Fife’s fishing industry may fluctuate like the spring tides, but the sea continues to exert a compelling hold on men such as Billy Hughes. Having entered the industry as an apprentice fish auctioneer in the 1960s, the secretary of…
Chefs' choices: Key chefs pay tribute to the food of Fife10 May 2010
Praise for Anster cheese, Falkland beef and locally-grown fruit and veg
Geoffrey Smeddle on Anster Cheese Fife is hugely fortunate to have its own landmark cheese production farm, the St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company, home of Anster cheese. Ever since first tasting this traditional, unpasteurised cheese, we have always…
The Tay Salmon Fishery10 May 2010
An extract from Tay Salmon – Net Fishing Memories
Net fishing on the Tay started several hundred years ago and, by the mid 1700s, had become a huge business, with exports to several countries. Trade blossomed further when ice (stored in ice houses) was used to preserve the fish while in transit…
Coatbridge fish and chip shop voted best in UK21 Jan 2010
Scottish chippy makes a splash and batters the competition
A family-run fish and chip shop in Coatbridge, near Glasgow, has won a UK-wide fish and chip shop competition. Atlantic Fast Food was announced as the winner of the National Fish & Chip Shop of the Year awards.
Site specifics: Deep Sea World9 Jul 2009
What is it? Dah-duh. Dah-duh. Dah-duh dah-duh dah-duh … That was a textual rendering of the Jaws theme, right? Right! Because this fortnight we’re focusing on Scotland’s own shark haven, Deep Sea World! You’re chipper today We just really…