Five great Scottish YouTube video recipe channels to follow

The rise in popularity of YouTube and sites featuring recipe gifs like Tasty and Tumblr have led to video blogging becoming even more popular and accessible than ever before, here are some of the best Scottish video recipe blogs on YouTube.

Published 7th Oct 2016
Updated 7 th Oct 2016

AboutScotland - Recipes of the month 

AboutScotland is the YouTube channel of, the official gateway site for Scotland, and for the Year of Food and Drink created a monthly recipe for Scottish cuisine.

Featuring some of the best seasonal Scottish ingredients including Scottish salmon, oats and lamb, and recipes like Traditional Cranachan, seared Scottish salmon with glazed vegetables and Grandma's Famous Oaty Biscuits, it's a great channel for exploring some new ways to enjoy Scottish cuisine.

Unsurprisingly, our pick of the bunch has to be a dessert, chef Alastair Nisbet's recipe for Scottish Pancakes with Mixed Berry Coulis & Chocolate Ganache is a definite stand-out and one we can't wait to try.

ScotScran - Series One

Combining Scottish humour and traditional recipes to great effect, the ScotScran series was created  by Andrew Scott, a comedian and film maker from Banff, and Chris Geddes, a musician from New Zealand.

The selection of videos are hosted by larger-than-life Dodie McMuckie, whose Buckie brogue adds to the humour and highlights some traditional Scottish recipes as well as providing some laughs with a Scottish comedic character that wasn’t stereotypically from Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Our favourite is the first recipe for Brose but to be honest all of the videos are brilliantly done and the most recent recipe for shortbread is a brilliant example of how good these videos are.

So far there are four episodes, but Andrew has confirmed that there will be 13 in total, with Halloween, Christmas and Hogmanay specials on top of that.

Visit Scotland - Food & Drink

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Focusing more on educational vidoes, as well as teaching you how to cook, Visit Scotland's Food and Drink channel is a great way to while away a few hours learning about Scottish cuisine.

The 15 second Burns Supper videos are great fun and the whisky and food pairings are a great way to learn not only about Scottish cuisine but also Scotland's national drink.

Our favourite recipe features one of our favourite Edinburgh-based chefs Fred Berkmiller, who is challenged to create a great dish using Aberdeen Angus beef.

STV Scotland - Scottish recipes

The most comprehensive playlist on YouTube, the STV channel has no less than 24 videos with great recipes from Arbroath Smokie Risotto and Stovies to Maw Broon's Drop scones and Dundee Cake.

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Our pick of the recipes has to be the recipe for a classic Burns Supper - haggis, neeps and tatties.

Ecuisine Learning - Scottish Menu

A lot of people cook without really taking in the basics and these videos are designed to help you learn the skills of cooking as well as the recipes.

Breaking down the four courses - starters (Haggis, neeps and tatties as well as Cullen Skink), main (Venison) and dessert (Cranachan) -  into easily manageable videos is a great way to learn to cook these famous Scottish dishes.


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