Food trail on River Ness back in style for Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight on Saturday
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A popular Inverness street food zone will come alive this weekend to mark a Scotland-wide celebration of local produce.
The Highland Food and Drink Trail by the Cathedral will be featuring some all-time favourite nibbles and drinks on Saturday, September 16 with a side of live music to mark the Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight.
People strolling on the River Ness promenade will be able to taste the offers from Auld Smokey Pizza, The Angry Seagull Fish + Chips, Ollie’s Pops, Oregano Mobile Catering and JuicyNess Smoothie Bar.
Siobhan Neylon and Chris Giubarelli will be providing the soundtrack to the event and Inverness-own craft brewery Dog Falls will be pouring fresh pints on the day.
Highland Food and Drink Trail founder, Douglas Hardie said: "The Highland Food and Drink Trail is in its second year, and we have shown a commitment to developing both new local businesses, and local sourcing as a fundamental part of our street food offering.
"We were very proud to have been shortlisted for the Regional Food Award against some amazing completion in the Scotland Food and Drink Awards in Edinburgh last week. While we didn’t win, it was fantastic to be included with some serious big hitters.
"The Scotland Food and Drink Fortnight is an amazing initiative with events all over Scotland. This year seems to be the biggest one yet, but I think that is a reflection on a growing awareness, and interest in, locally sourced food and drink.
He added: "The Highlands and Islands of Scotland have an amazing culture of small, artisan producers of some of the best products in the world, and has a reputation for food and drink that attracts people from all around the globe. A study a few years ago said that almost every visitor here ranked the food and drink offering as one of their top 5 reasons for coming.
"Events like the Food and Drink Fortnight shine a light on these food and drink heroes, and raise their profiles for locals and visitors alike, showing us all what there is out there, from farm to fork."