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Any good tips for interesting food shops in West of Scotland?

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justchilli Mon 22-Jun-09 21:37:11

We're off on a trip soon in a camper van and would love to visit farm shops, local bakeries, fish shops, delis etc. I've struggled to find much more than little Co-ops or Spars on the West Coast of Scotland. We can't afford to eat out much but would love to support local producers if we could find them. We're travelling between Ullapool and Arran roughly.

runnervt Mon 22-Jun-09 21:46:14

Loch Fyne oyster bar has a shop too which looked nice.

brimfull Mon 22-Jun-09 21:48:44

not a food shop but you must pay a visit to nardinis .It is in Largs which is a lovely town.

NumptyMum Mon 22-Jun-09 21:51:14

If you're near Loch Fyne, there's the oyster farm shop which sells more than oysters, see www.lochfyne.com/. Oban probably has various delis, and they will often sell Scottish products. The Isle of Arran itself has very good cheese, lots of shops/delis stock it in Glasgow so probably same elsewhere. There's also this shop near Fort William: www.lochaberfarmshop.com/

Check out the Taste of Scotland website, it has food producers too:
www.taste-of-scotland.com/scottish_food_products.html
and the Scottish Tourist board have a website for foodies that you can search for food attractions/tourist attractions eatscotland.visitscotland.com/.

Mmm. Feeling hungry now. Off to eat another Tunnocks caramel wafer.

sausagerolemodel Mon 22-Jun-09 22:04:26

any chip shop for a deep fried mars bar (or pizza). Make sure its accompanied by a big swi9g of irn bru. :-)

justchilli Tue 23-Jun-09 18:18:52

Thanks - some v useful links. We've visited the Loch Fyne shop a couple of years ago and it was fab. Just need more of the same. Will hunt through the links.

fatjac Wed 24-Jun-09 09:05:19

Lots of places in Arran too. The cheese shop just out of Broddick has a great Deli. Try googling to find local farmers markets. Most places have one at least once a month so you may be lucky.

mistlethrush Wed 24-Jun-09 09:43:45

Really good smokery: www.smokedsalmon.co.uk/ - also do teas and have a nature trail and you can feed the fish....

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