7 Great Scottish food and drink events not to miss this July

Published 30th Jun 2015
Updated 30 th Jun 2015

Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink is in full swing and if you feel like you are missing out don’t worry we have you covered.

Here’s some of the best upcoming events not to miss this July:

Savour 2 - Edinburgh

(5th July, Summerhall, Edinburgh)

"Savour your way around the united flavours of Edinburgh"

Edinburgh's Summerhall (pictured) plays host to a food festival this summer that aims to celebrate Scottish craft producers and brewers. There will be tasting sessions, cocktail mixing and expert talks.

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Birra Morreti Grant Tour - Edinburgh 

(9th-11th July, Summerhall, Edinburgh)

The west Highland hotel with 'Scotland's best restaurant' and access to tranquil island

Italian food just got even more exciting as the Birra Moretti Gran Tour returns for a second summer of great food, beer and company. Kicking off at the Summerhall in Edinburgh on the 9th July, the event will run through to Sautrday the 11th and will showcase authentic Italian cuisine from a selection of regions across Italy.


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Enter our competition for your chance to win two tickets to the Gran Tour here.

Isle of Arran Food And Drink Festival - Arran

Scotland's first official 'Tartan Army Pie' for Euro 2024 launched by prize family bakers

(11 July, Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran)

The natural evolution of the Blackwaterfoot Beer Festival, the Isle of Arran Food & Drink Festival now showcases not only beer but wine, ciders and real ales. The Festival also places the emphasis on Arran's wonderful produce. So why not come along and try some cheese, oatcakes, tablet, and Arran Dairy Ice Cream.

Sumptuous local sea food freshly prepared in our shore front marquee plus live music throughout the day.

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Border Union Show Kelso

Prize Scottish fish and chip shop transports foodies back to 1940s with prices

(24th-25th July, Springwood Park, Kelso)

Springwood Park is the beautiful setting for the Border Union Show, Kelso’s annual agricultural festival.

The showground, which is adjacent to the world famous Junction Pool of the rivers Tweed and Teviot with a magnificent view of the Abbey and the unique five arch bridge, will host a food fair, retail stands and livestock competitions.


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Summer Real Cider Festival - Edinburgh

(15th - 21st July, The Jolly Judge, 7 James Court 493 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh)

Love cider? Well this one's for you. The Jolly Judge returns with its biggest cider festival yet featuring over 25 real cider and perries available over the week.

Expect Jolly Judge favourite producers Gwatkin Cider, Westons Cider Mill, Hecks Cider Farm, Oliver's Cider and Perry Ltd. Thistly Cross Cider, Cairn o Mohr Real Fruit Wines and many more new ciders.

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West End Beer Festival - Glasgow

(31st July - 1st August, Cafe Source Too, Hughenden Road, Glasgow)

Many of Scotland's best upcoming breweries, including some veterans, will be showcasing their beers in the first ever West End beer festival at the end of the month.

The Good Spirits Co will also be in attendance to promote their new Beer and Wine store. Definitely one for beer lovers.


Facebook: Glasgow West End Beer Festival 2015

Edinburgh Food Festival - Edinburgh

(29th July to 2nd August, George Square Gardens, Edinburgh)

Edinburgh foodies rejoice, Edinburgh Food Festival is heading to George Square Gardens. Showcasing a celebration of producer market stalls and street food vendors as well as an exciting programme of talks, live cooking demonstrations, visitors will be spoiled for choice.


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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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