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Scotland In The Autumn – What's In Season

With the darker evenings starting to arrive and the weather growing ever colder, there is no denying that autumn has arrived, Bruce Bennett takes a look at what's in season.

Published: October 27, 2015

Through all of the dull weather and long nights, this season brings with it some of the most sumptuous produce that is sure to please the taste buds. But what are the main types of delicious fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood to look out for this season? Take a look at our guide below for an Autumn rich in amazing Scottish seasonal produce.


Picture: BB

Picture: BB

The main types of vegetables to enjoy in Scotland during the autumn are a spectacular range of hearty root vegetables. Including pumpkins, parsnips and turnips, this amazing splendour can be enjoyed as a vegetable bake or simply whizzed up into a warming soup.

For a soup with a little added twist, we simply love crumbling in some Highland Fine Cheese Strathdon Blue to create a wonderful creamy texture.

Leafy greens also make an appearance this type of year, with iron rich kale being readily available, a healthy addition to a roast dinner or a few slices of smoked venison.

Fish & Seafood


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Rich meaty fish and seafood makes a great addition to any dinner table this year with Lobster and Razor Clams being a firm favourite around Scotland's coastline. Why not try these in a hearty fish stew served with Duncan's of Deeside Family Recipe Oatcakes for a real depth of flavour.

Meat & Game

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Picture: BB

Game Birds are incredibly popular in the autumn, with duck, grouse and pheasant all readily available around Scotland. Autumn also marks the start of the red deer hind and roe deer doe season making venison the perfect rich smooth meat ideal for any Autumn recipe.

Perfect served as part of a charcuterie board or simply enjoyed in a sandwich, our range of delicious reed deer venison from Rannoch Smokery is the perfect Scottish seasonal meat that the whole family will enjoy.

What To Drink?


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With all of this amazing Scottish seasonal produce, nothing is better to accompany autumn than delicious Scotch Whisky, Scottish Gin and Wine.

All offering the same warming after taste with bold notes of peat and autumnal fruits, this incredible selection will take pride of place on any mini bar shelf this autumn. Why not try all of these brilliant blends within our selection here.

So this autumn make sure you make the most of all that Scotland has to offer with this incredible collection of Scottish seasonal produce.

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Bruce Bennett co-owns Fine Scottish Hampers and has a life-long passion for Scottish food and drink.

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