Show launch for food and drink guide

A new free guide to the food and drink of the Borders will be launched at the Royal Highland Show which opens today at Ingliston near Edinburgh.

Entitled The Scottish Borders Food Journey, the 32-page booklet highlights the historical roots of the local food culture and identifies some of the people behind the region’s developing contemporary culinary scene. It also contains practical information on places to buy, eat and enjoy Borders food.

The guide will be available on the Borders Food Network stand in the food hall where more than 20 producers from the region will be featured.

Jane Warcup, from the Scottish Borders Food Network, explained: “This new guide has been produced in association with The List magazine and features an informative mix of feature articles, photography, maps and top tips on where to eat, drink and buy local produce in the Scottish Borders.

“It will be given out free of charge to visitors to the Highland Show and we hope it will act as a lasting reminder of the Scottish Borders’ excellent culinary offer.

“The Borders has so much to be proud of and one of the region’s many attributes is the fantastic producers, speciality food retailers and restaurants, hotels and cafes we have.

“Spread across the whole region, they enable visitors and locals alike to enjoy the delicious, high quality local food and drink.”

The production of the booklet was supported by the Scottish Borders LEADER programme.