It's not long now before we can enjoy longer days and sunnier skies (hopefully). which only means one thing. It's festival season.
With this in mind, we take a look at some of the top food and drink festivals that are making a return to Scotland, starting from this month.
Tickets: £16 per session
North Hop first hit Aberdeen in 2015, and has gone from strength to strength ever since - with subsequent festivals taking place across cities in Scotland.
The festival, which runs from 30th-31st March at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC), is set to boast a number of exhibitors from Aberdeen and across Scotland celebrating craft beer, cider, gins and artisan spirits, cocktails, and a selection of street food vendors.
As well as this there will be an impressive line-up of up-and-coming Scottish music acts.
Tickets: from £10 for a day pass (Friday) and £80 for weekend camping)
Taking place over the spring bank holiday weekend, this foodie festival has grown to become a much-loved addition to the spring/summer lineup in Scotland.
Hosted by the owners of Monachyle Mhor Hotel (who also own cool motel Mhor 84), this festival is fun for all the family with a great selection of food and drink, and events such as the annual raft race.
In addition to this, there are also theatre, music and dance events happening all weekend.
Whilst the whole festival is a food-lovers haven, it’s the Friday night that goes all out thanks to the coveted 5-course Mhor Feast, which is cooked by five different chefs, and only available to a lucky 100 guests (pre-booking essential, tickets £70).
Tickets: from £5
Back by popular demand, this Glasgow foodie fest takes place by the iconic Riverside Museum on the banks of the Clyde.
This year's festival is dedicated to showcasing Scotland's finest street food, including vegan options.
There will also be a farmers market of local and sustainable Scottish produce and a fish and shellfish area promoting the best of Scotland's harbouring seas.
Those in search of a beverage will enjoy the range of cocktails, wines and craft beers, as well as coffees and juices.
Tickets: from £5, average around £12
Part of Edinburgh's Science Festival, GastroFest is a mini festival which mixes gastronomy and science.
Food producers, chefs and mixologists will explore all experiences of eating and drinking through demonstrations, workshops, exhibitions and talks.
From Baking in Space, Cheeseology 3.0 (top of our list), how to create a £1 meal and a talk on giving up meat to save the planet, this festival has something for all tastes and ages.
Tickets: from £42.50 for a day ticket, no camping
Set up in 2010 by the Fyne Ales team as a small beer, music and local food festival, Fynefest has grown over the years from 350 visitors in the early days to over 2000 to date.
Celebrating Scottish produce, the award-winning festival takes place in the Fyne Ales brewery estate and this year will play host many fine producers such as Loch Fyne Oysters, Winston Churchill Venison, Highland Hog Roast and Babu Bombay Street Kitchen.
The festival will also serve over 200 different beers in the Courtyard Bar and Brewery Tap Room and Brewer’s Bar and Cocktail Lounge.
For those looking to soak up the beautiful scenery, a drink can be enjoyed at the Walker’s Bar located an hour’s walk up Glen Fyne in an old bothy.
Live music is also a big part of the festival, and a range of bands playing an eclectic mix of music will be on stage from the Friday night.