Our Scottish Year of Food and Drink in 2015 was such a huge success that we are continuing our producer showcases throughout 2016!
Our weekly spotlight on individual producers is a chance for you to celebrate Scotland’s natural larder and quality produce by meeting producers face to face and tasting their products for the first (or second or third) time.
If you’re like us, climbing tall buildings and hills around Edinburgh isn’t always at the top of your To Do list.
Here’s an exciting opportunity to change that!
The Monumental Challenge is an invite to local Edinburghers between October 8 and December 8 2016 to climb all 430 steps to the top of the Scott Monument on Princes Street and Nelson Monument on Calton Hill.
With us so far?
Register your success at the top of both by getting your ticket stamped and be automatically entered to win an exclusive package of experiences including…ta da…a £100 shopping spree at Cranachan & Crowdie.
Don’t you just hate it when your gluten intolerance stops you enjoying your favourite Scottish treats? Well never fear, as Cranachan and Crowdie’s gluten free range is here! They stock a terrific range of gluten free goodies, with much more choice than your average supermarket. Say goodbye to compromising on crumbly, bland biscuits; instead choose from shortbread, ginger snaps and cookies as well as oatcakes and cakes during their busy Christmas season. So treat yourself! You gluten-free heroes deserve it.
Having trouble finding something to go with your gluten free oatcakes? No problem. Choose from Henshelwood’s range of gluten free chutneys.
What’s in store for 2016 you ask? 2015 has been the Year of Food and Drink in Scotland and we filled every Thursday with producer pop-ups in the shop. They were popular with visitors and we learned (and tasted) a lot so we plan to continue this throughout 2016.
We intend to introduce new and exclusive producers to our customers! We believe we have the largest selection of Scottish products on our shelves and we want to continue supporting small, artisanal producers while celebrating and promoting Scotland’s natural larder and quality produce.
Word of mouth is the easiest way to uncover truly local shops, sometimes off the beaten track or still in the early stage of business. We always ask friends for their recommendations when we plan a short break in Europe because we trust them…and they’ve already done the research.
We have been included in The Telegraph’s piece about Edinburgh Shopping and it’s worth scrolling through the entire list of 30 independent shops to reach us at #24 and Pinnies & Poppyseeds at #31. We love it when our fans save the best for last.