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Scotland’s larder

We are well known for our whisky and our rich natural larder stands us in good stead as a holiday destination which can offer diverse, quality food and drink experiences to the visitor. Learn more insights regarding food and drink and how they enhance the visitor experience.

Opening up Scotland’s larder to our visitors

Published October 2017

Food and drink

Find out about the role of food and drink in the visitor experience, including a menu of foodie facts and activities such as trying local food and dining out.

Food and Drink - Insights from the Scotland Visitor Survey 2015 and 2016

Published May 2017

Craft Beer

Read about the growth of craft beer in Scotland, it’s association with small independent breweries and its links with provenance, authentic experiences and millennials.

The growth of craft beer and the Scottish tourism industry

Published July 2016


Facts and insights on whisky tourism, including visits to a whisky distillery and the 5 distinct whisky regions of Scotland.

Whisky tourism - facts and insights

Published March 2015

Additional research on food and drink

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