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Scottish Food and drink events not to miss this November

Looking to get the best out of Scotland's Year of Food and Drink? Here are some great Scottish food and drink events not to miss this November

Published: November 2, 2015
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Dundee Oktoberfest - Dundee

4th November

(City Square, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, DD1 3BB)

Picture: Oktoberfest Dundee

Picture: Oktoberfest Dundee

This year, Dundee has gone Oktoberfest-mad. Their huge event - complete with a massive 1,500 people tent - kicks off with five hop-soaked days at the City Square, commencing from the 4th November.

Entrance is free on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. On Friday there will be a £5 entrance fee and on the busy Saturday a £10 entrance fee (Available at the door). Alternatively, we offer a package with food, beer and seat reservation starting at £13.50 - Book Tickets.

Gino's Italian Escape - Aberdeen

5th November

(Aberdeen Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1QS)

The Black Grape restaurant opens in historic building on The Royal Mile

Celebrity Chef Gino D'Acampo will be taking to road and heading to Aberdeen to present his very own cookery show, sharing his love of Italy and some delicious signature dishes with a live audience.

Cambolicious - St Andrews

7th November

(Cambo Estate Gardens, Kingsbarns, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8QD)

Food Q&A: MasterChef: The Professionals 2022 contestant Sagar Massey


A small, family orientated festival which showcases the best in Scottish craft beer and cider, Cambolicious is also a celebration of local music, local food & drink and games!

Enjoy a winter festival of family fun with hot cider and fairy lights to create a truly unique atmosphere.

Summerhall’s Beer FestivALE - Edinburgh

Scottish School Food Awards winner, Alastair MacDonald, on his day cooking for Fettes College

6th november

(Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH9 1QH)


The third Summerhall Beer & Spirits FestivALE with Thistly Cross, Williams Brothers Brewing, Barney's Beer, Pickering's Gin, The Rum Surgery, Hanging Bat, Luckie's of Fife, Usher's of Edinburgh, Carbon Smith and plenty more.

The ticket price (£8) includes access to the stalls, music, brewery and distillery tours (day sessions) DJs (evening sessions) and four beer tokens that can be exchanged at the event bars for £4 worth of drinks.

Chompsky & Co Paint their new food truck - Glasgow

7th November

(The Glue Factory, 22 Farnell Street, G4 9SE)

Chompsky is giving the next member of the family - a food truck - a makeover before it hits the streets of Glasgow. They've morphed this into one of their biggest events to date in one of the coolest venues in the city.

Head up to the Glue Factory in Maryhill to check the progress of the Recoat time on the truck and get yourself a scran while you are there. There's also live DJs, a pop up coffee supplier by the name of It All Started Here and artists exhibiting and selling their work. For more details check the Facebook event page.

BBC Good Food Show Scotland - Glasgow

6 Nov 2015 - 8 Nov 2015

(SECC, Exhibition Way, Finnieston Street, Finnieston, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G3 8YW)

Michel Roux Jr. will be appearing. Picture: BBC GFS

Michel Roux Jr. will be appearing. Picture: BBC GFS

Set to be a great day out at the BBC Good Food Show Scotland this November. The Show will have great entertainment with guest stars including Tom Kitchin, Mary Berry and James Martin, and fine food and drink, dozens of stalls, great shopping, and plenty of inspiration - an essential event for food and drink fans.

SIBA Scotland beer festival - Glasgow

12 November - 14 November

(Drygate, 85 Drygate, Glasgow G4 0UT, 0141 212 8815)

Picture: Drygate

Picture: Drygate

Drygate Glasgow has announced that it will play host to the SIBA Scotland Beer Festival from the 12th-14th November.

With the very best beers that Scottish brewing has to offer and an opportunity to try the newly crowned Champion Beer of Scotland - winner of the SIBA’s competition which takes place on Thursday 12th - the festival will also feature over 50 breweries, live music and great food.

Entry to all sessions are free with pints from just £2!

Glasgow Christmas continental market - Glasgow

13th November

(Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8LL)


Picture: CM

Returning to St Enoch Square this Christmas, the festive market will be operating every day from Friday 13th November to Sunday 20th December 2015. The much anticipated Christmas Market is to be home to many continental traders from across the globe, bringing a selection of products and flavours, traditional to their origin countries including France, Germany, Spain Italy and many more!

With festive traders and plenty of delicious food and drink - this year there will even be a trader from Lapland - it's sure to be a fun way to take a break from all the retail madness.

Foodies Festival Christmas - Edinburgh

13th-15th November

(EICC, The Exchange, 150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE)


Featuring top chefs, an Artisan Christmas Market, a Champagne Ski Bar and a Scottish Gin Theatre, the Foodies Festival Christmas aims to transform the EICC into a culinary wonderland.

Enjoy master classes while sampling and shopping from over 150 artisan producers in the Christmas Market and indulge in flavours from around the world in the Street Food Village.

Half And A Half - Edinburgh

14th November

(Holyrood Park, 1 Queen's Drive, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH8 8HG)

Join experts from the Scotch Whisky Experience and Stewart Brewing for a whisky and real ale taster session. Sample Scottish ales and whisky from all four regions while admiring the magnificent Holyrood Park.

Glasgow whisky festival - Glasgow

November 14th

(Hampden Park, Hampden, Glasgow)


The ever popular Glasgow Whisky Festival returns and will be taking place at Hampden Park this year, due to the recent closure of its usual venue, the Arches.

With over 35 whisky stands and loads of other exhibitors, you'll be hard pushed to find a more exciting or dynamic whisky festival this year.

Fallen Brewery food and beer tasting event - Glasgow

18th November

(32 Hughenden Road, G12 9XP Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Definitely sitting near the top of the current cream of excellent Scottish brewers Fallen Brewery will be making a return to Café Source Too - following the hugely successful West End Beer Festival - to host a meet the brewer and beer and food tasting night.

Tickets cost £25 per person and will include a 3 course meal (each dish paired and cooked with one of the beers) and a 7 beer tasting. Get in touch via Facebook or stop by their restaurant to secure a place.

Festive Foodie Fancies at Hopetoun - South Queensferry

19th November

(Newton, Hopetoun Wood, Broxburn EH52 6QZ, tel: 01506 830716)


Hopetoun Farm Shop will host an exclusive Christmas shopping evening to showcase new products and Christmas best sellers.

During the evening event customers can pick up everything they need for their upcoming Christmas feasts, and will be treated to 10 per cent off all items in store (excluding food pre-orders, alcohol and gift cards).

The perfect opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts for foodie lovers, customers can create bespoke hampers with products from a selection of Scotland's finest food suppliers along with its own award-winning meat, game and poultry from the Hopetoun Estate.

Drinkmonger's Christmas Fair - Edinburgh

21 Nov 2015

(Akva, 129 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QG)


Drinkmonger's Christmas Fair is your ideal opportunity to try the wines and spirits you want to drink with your turkey dinner, your Christmas party or to gift to your nearest and dearest.

They will be showcasing an array of wines, spirits and beers from around the world presented by some of the country's top suppliers.

Perth Festival of Chocolate - Perth

21st & 22nd November

(King Edward Street, Perth City)

Picture: Perth

Picture: Perth Festival of Chocolate

The Perth Festival of Chocolate is Scotland’s largest outdoor chocolate festival entirely devoted to the delights of the cocoa bean.

The ultimate chocolate shopping experience, you'll be spoiled for choice with a variety of artisan chocolatiers, chocolate gifts ideas and chocolate cooking demos.

Dornoch Whisky Festival - Dornoch

27th - 29th Nove

Scotland's newest whisky event, the Dornoch Whisky Festival, aims to showcase the very best in Scotland's whiskies from the Northern Highlands.

There will be tastings, events and distillery tours as well as some very special whiskies available, including the 2014 from the closed Brora distillery and Balblair’s Distillery hand bottling (2002 cask strength).

Drambusters Whisky Festival - Dumfries

28th November 

(Drambusters Whisky Shop, 11 English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2BU)


Another amazing whisky event for the month of November, Drambusters is a fun festival set in the borders with a huge passion for our national drink. There will be a massive selection of great whiskies on offer - over 200 to sample - as well as a few rums, gins, liqueurs thrown in for good measure.

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