When in Scotland eat…

Post written by Kate Robinson.
Despite the cold weather and somewhat isolated location, tourists love to visit Scotland. You might think that London draws in all the tourists who visit the UK…..but the Scottish capital is just as popular and the region has other attractions such as the Highlands. If you are lucky enough to have airline tickets to Scotland and are planning your holidays, here are some of the most traditional dishes you should try.

1. Haggis

Haggis is the most renowned dish in Scotland and it is made of sheep’s heart, liver and lungs minced with onion, oatmeal and other ingredients. They are cooked inside the stomach of the animal for a couple of hours and this is eaten on Scottish National Day.

2. Scotch broth

This is a soup which consists of barley, stewing lamb or mutton, carrots, turnips, cabbage and leeks. This is often served as a starter in restaurants and is the perfect dish to warm you up on a cold Scottish day….which is most days.

3. Scotch pie

This is a pie which is filled with minced mutton and it is sometimes referred to as a mince pie.

4. Scotch egg

Scotch eggs are a popular snack in Scotland and are sometimes served with salads. They are made from hard boiled eggs which are wrapped in sausage meat and then coated in breadcrumbs and fried.

5. Cabbie claw

This dish originates from the north-east of Scotland and Orkney and it is made of haddock, cod or whiting.

Remember that if you have just decided to go on your next holiday to Scotland or perhaps you already have the flights book, these are some of the dishes you should consider sampling.


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