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Grampian Food Forum - The food and drink industry in Grampian is an important part of the local economy and accounts for one fifth of all food and drink produced in Scotland. We have the finest ingredients on our doorstep such as water, seafood, red meat, poultry, game, berries, vegetables and oats.

The Grampian Food Forum is delighted to support the food marquee at the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival and would like to encourage visitors to sample and buy some of the local produce that is on offer. The Grampian Food Forum is a partnership between the local food and drink industry and Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeen City Council, Moray Council, Scottish Enterprise Grampian and HIE Moray. The Forum advises the public sector organisations on the needs of the food and drink industry so that programmes and projects can be put in place, which are focused on the actual needs of the industry.

For further information, please contact Elizabeth Mathie, Grampian Food Forum on  or 01224 664334.


bulletAberdeen Fudge Company
Delicious traditional toffee, fudge and nougat
Balkerach, Rathen, Fraserburgh, AB43 8UL
Tel: 01346 532439
bulletBlack Isle Brewery
Our mission is to produce a range of top quality organic beers packaged in recycled materials. The barley and hops used are grown on organic farms, without artificial fertilisers or herbicides. We at Black Isle Brewery believe that our beer is the best for both you and the environment.
Tel: 01463 811875
bulletCaithness Cheese
Operating as a family business, we will be offering a selection of delicious Caithness cheeses in eight different flavours including Plain, Smoked, Chive, Garlic, Mustard, Black Pepper, Chilli and Horseradish. All our cheeses are produced on our farm made with milk from our own herd of Friesian cows.
bulletCommunity Foods Initiative North East (CFINE )
(CFINE) promotes health and addresses food poverty by increasing access to affordable, healthy food. It does this by supporting Community Food outlets and providing a ‘Fast Fruit’ service to schools, nurseries and other community facilities in Aberdeen.
All our breads are freshly baked on the premises at Crannach Coffee Shop, Cambus O’ May, Ballater, using organic ingredients and a small amount of sea salt with no additives or preservatives.
The inspiration for our bread came from small village bakeries of the past and present who believe in taking time over making bread. The traditional slow fermentation process used to make Crannach bread is responsible for the development of a good crust, aroma, taste and digestibility - appeals to all the senses in one bite!
bulletDownies of Whitehills (Fishmonger)
As well as top quality fresh Scottish fish, Downies supply frozen fish, naturally smoked fish such as Finnan haddock, hot-smoked mackerel hot-smoked salmon as well as naturally smoked cod, haddock and mackerel fillets. There is now an internet shop. Note that Downies is a major sponsor of the Food Fair.
Tel: 01261 861204
bulletFood for Thought
We sell fresh fruit and vegetables as well as a selection of fine Scottish and International cheeses, free range eggs, olives, oils and vinegars, preserves, dried fruit and nuts, fresh bread, smoked fish and charcuterie, freshly ground coffee, confectionery and much more.
The Brae, New Deer, Turriff. Tel 01771 644366
bulletWm Fraser & Son (Butchers)
A choice selection of meat products from a local butcher
Tel: 01261 851208 (Gamrie)
bulletGilchrist's Confectionary
A must visit stall for all those with a sweet tooth
4c Willowtree, ALNWICK, Northumberland
Tel: 01665 570160
bulletGlendaveny Jams and Chutneys
Glendaveny Jams and Chutneys are traditionally made at Willowbank in the Glendaveny area of Buchan. Home grown and local sources of fruit are mainly used to give that special North East flavour and distinctiveness as experienced and enjoyed by our forebears. No artificial preservatives or flavours are employed. Don't delay! Give your baps, scones and bannocks their rightful accompaniment.
Willowbank, Glendaveny, Peterhead, AB42 3DY
Tel: 01779 838301
bulletGrampian Oat Products
Oat millers & packers, Scottish produce in both retail and industrial park sizes of oatflakes, jumbo oatflakes, oatmeals, oatbran and oatflour.
Tel: 01261 843330
bulletHebridean Whisky Liqueur Company
Lord Nelson's Spiced Rum Liqueur, our flagship brand, is a delicious combination of finest Demerara rum, caramel and spices. You will have the chance to taste this superb tipple, along with our wonderful range of whisky based liqueurs and Italian fruit liqueurs. Our liqueurs look great and they all come in beautiful bottles which means that, as well as treating yourself, you can stock up on lovely gifts for your friends and family too! Hebridean Liqueurs also offers a superb mail-order service.
Tel: 01436 679935 (Helensburgh)
bulletHome Bakery (Buckie) Ltd
Established in 1958, we are a family bakery producing a full range of everyday bakery products and speciality, novelty and wedding cakes. Renowned for our traditional softies.
Well Road, Buckie AB56 1LJ
Tel: 01542 832024
bulletHuntly Herbs
This organic herb nursery produces more than 100 varieties of herbs, sold as growing plants and more than a dozen varieties of organic potatoes including unusual and heritage varieties. They also have a range of chutneys, jams & jellies made using organic ingredients including their own fruit, vegetables and herbs. Also raspberry jam and rowanberry jellies made from fruit picked in the wild.
Tel: 01466 720 247 (Gartly)
bulletMoray Ostriches
We produce a wide range of vacuum packed ostrich meat fillets, burgers, sausages and mince. We will also be cooking ostrich burgers and steaks to eat on the day.
Contact Mr Alasdair Boyne, Brandston Farm, Lochhills, Elgin IV30 3LX
Tel: 01343 842819
bulletPampered Chef
We are committed to providing opportunities for individuals to develop their God-given talents and skills to their fullest potential for the benefit of themselves, their families, our customers and the company. We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of family life by providing quality kitchen products, supported by service and information for our Consultants and customers.
Tel: 01344 293 900 (Berkshire)
bulletPortsoy Ice Cream
This is the place to buy homemade ice-cream. We stock a wide range of flavours and sorbets, which are all made in our Portsoy premises. Our friendly staff are always available to help and advise customers. Portsoy Ice Cream continues to extend its range of hampers, Belgian chocolates, wines and spirits and a visit is highly recommended. Contact Alex Murray on
01261 842279.
bulletRitchies of Aultbea (Black puddings)
Home made black and white puddings and haggis with samples cooked before your very eyes - irresistable!
55 Mellon Charles, Aultbea, Ross Shire, IV22 2JL
Tel: 01445 731040
bulletSarah's Heavenly Fudge
Our range is hand made in Huntly using only the freshest ingredients and with a vast array of flavours including Glen Morangie whisky, mouthwatering mint chocolate swirl, strawberry cream, lemon meringue, strawberry/champagne, double chocolate chip, rum and raisin, creamy caramel and the unique Iron Brew. Whatever your taste, there's something for you! 
bulletStrawberry Grange Fruit Farm
Home grown strawberries, (and raspberries and blueberries) are the base for a wide range of tasty strawberry desserts including strawberry kebab, strawberry and chocolate, and strawberry tarts, all freshly made in front of our customers.
Wood End, Peterculter, Aberdeen
Tel: 01224 735769
bulletSweet Milk Cheeses
Wester Lawrencetown cheeses are hand-made with milk from our own organically reared cows. We use GM-free vegetarian rennet. SWEET-MILK is based on the traditional Dunlop recipe, brought in 1688 by Barbara Gilmour from exile in Ireland. CAROLA was developed in the style of the cheeses made on the crofts of the North-East of Scotland. GLEN MORAY CAROLA is a rind-washed version of the original CAROLA, commissioned by Glen Morangie in celebration of the local single malt.
Wester Lawrenceton Farm, IV36 2RH, Tel : 01309 676566
bulletThe Charterstone Group
Corporate gift specialists supplying personal or corporate labelling of Scotch Whisky, Wine, Champagne and other drinks. We also produce wedding favours, luxury hampers, unique gifts, worldwide ticketing service and client hospitality. Offering exceptional service with attention to detail and quick response. No order too small.
Tel: 01466 794555


Cookery demos with a local flavour

Macduff Loon Robbie Robertson is now an internationally acclaimed demonstration chef with Compass Group (UK and Ireland) see .

With the assistance of a company colleague (they are part of the Scottish Olympic Culinary Team) he will be demonstrating three times per day at the Food Fair using ingredients from the other exhibitors. Alan Stewart the Factory Manager at Downies will provide a live commentary.

One of this year's "must-see" events!