Scottish Food and Drink Trails has been born out its owners Isobel MacEwan love of her country’s larder. Isobel has spent the last 30 years working behind the scenes in food and drink businesses across Scotland. She believes now is the time with the growth of food tourism to bring her love affair with Scottish food and drink and Scotland together. She wants to get tourists and local people. To get behind the scenes of food and drink businesses, to meet the hardworking heroes and taste their food and drink, to give them a unique, memorable experience.
Scottish Food and Drink Trails have just launched their first summer season of tours and experiences leaving from Edinburgh with an inaugural tour Day Tour Tea, Smugglers and the Queen.
The highlights. In the morning guests will gain backstage access to Gunsgreen house in Eyemouth where they will hear about Scotland’s Tea smuggling past. Drink Kombucha in the Georgian Dining room. Hear about how Kombucha is being made from Tea in the town. Then in the afternoon visit a Tea Company who has been trading since 1812. See how tea is blended and have time to blend their own Breakfast Tea.
The inaugural tour takes place on Friday 28th of June. More dates to be released shortly.
What makes this tour unique? It is bringing four different business together for a collaboration. Gunsgreen House in Eyemouth, Left Field Kombucha and Edinburgh Tea and Coffee Company. The tour has already won a collaboration award from Scottish Food and Drink. As is it meets the criteria of the Food Tourism Scotland Action Plan to boost food and drink tourism in Scotland will aim to deliver an additional £1 billion to Scotland’s economy by 2030.