Scran season 6: A taste of Lanarkshire Larder

The latest episode of our podcast Scran is now live.

Published 3rd Oct 2022
Updated 10 th Oct 2023

This week we are in beautiful Lanarkshire, in the heart of Scotland, an area with a long tradition of food production.

Rosalind went along to visit some of the businesses who now make up Lanarkshire Larder, a regional food group that includes food and drinks producers, restaurants, cafes, pubs, hotels and farm shops, all of whom share a passion about the provenance and quality of products they sell.

First up, everyone's favourite - cheese. Rosalind met Selina Cairns who runs Errington Cheese and who founded Lanarkshire Larder.

Next up was a visit to Thankerton farm to speak to owner Michael Shannon who rears and produces all the meat for his butchers and supply shop - Damn Delicious.

Moving on to Strathaven, Rosalind sat down with Theo Giameos, owner of Roasted.

His business ethos is very much focused on sustainability, locally sourced products, social consciousness and environmentally friendly practices.

Then it was a quick stop to speak to St Brides Poultry where Rosalind chatted to owner Robert about the family business and Christmas turkeys.

Finally you'll hear Rosalind chatting to Andrew and Linda Smellie of Greenhall Country Cafe and Farm Shop.

They have been growing and expanding a business; the original idea for which was born at a dinner party where they served crocodile, ostrich and wagu beef.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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