Scran season 6: Oysters, ales and tales - food and drink events in 2023

The latest episode of our podcast Scran is now live.

Published 17th Feb 2023
Updated 10 th Oct 2023

On this episode of Scran, we are taking some time to look ahead to some of the most exciting food and drink events in Scotland for 2023.

First up I talk to Romano Petrucci about the Stranraer Oyster Festival, born of a desire to inject some much needed tourism into the area.

Romano tells me how the festival came about and about the only remaining wild oyster bed in the whole of Scotland which lies just off Stranraer.

Next up I spoke to Cara Houchen, editor of The Staff Canteen, an industry website for chefs.

Cara also hosts Grilled a podcast attached to the site. They are bringing the podcast to The Gannet in Glasgow this March.

Cara tells me about the podcast and the famous faces that will be joining them for this exclusive evening of dining and entertainment.

Picture: FyneFest

Finally I'm joined by Jamie Delap, managing director of Fyne Ales and Fyne Fest.

Jamie's family business has been on the same site for well over 100 years and in recent times has become the location for Fyne Fest, a beer and music festival, which keeps growing in popularity.

Jamie tells me how this all came about and shares with us the exciting plans for this year's event in June.

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Bonus Scran - St James Quarter Seafood Festival Preview with Ka Pao and Duck and Waffle

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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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