Packed with brilliant moments, the Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015 is a chance to celebrate Scotland's fantastic natural larder and exceptional natural produce, as well as the landscapes, people and culture that make our food heritage so unique.
The farmland around the rivers provides the most fertile agricultural land in the area, but it’s not only valuable for the farming industry it supports. Because the Cairngorms National Park farms are relatively small, the low intensity farming that happens here creates habitat and supports lots of plants and wildlife that just wouldn’t exist otherwise.
For a truly authentic taste of the Cairngorms why not sample some local venison, beef or lamb maybe washed down with a locally brewed beer? For desert perhaps some local strawberries and to end the evening a dram from one of our world famous whisky distilleries?
If you want to plan your sightseeing and activities around great places to eat and drink then check out Local Food and Drink Trails in the Cairngorms. The businesses in this guide are dedicated to providing you with outstanding locally sourced and produced food and drink, a reflection of our culture, history and landscape.
To find some fantastic local produce and learn about the passionate people behind the scenes browse the Cairngorms Larder and for a comprehensive list of the many places to eat and drink in the Park go to www.visitcairngorms.com
In addition, the vast majority of our grocery shops and butchers in the National Park stock produce local to the National Park and wider area so a taste of the Cairngorms is never far away!