Event Preview: Taste the Wild Festival

Taste of the wild festival Scottish food fortnight




Taste of the wild festival Scottish food fortnight



Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight Enjoys a Taste of the Wild

Taste the Wild launches on Saturday 10th September in Mallaig Harbour. The event will celebrate Highland artisan producers and showcase the skill and finesse of a selection of top West Highland chefs.

Taste of the wild festival Scottish food fortnight


The Big Fish Debate will be hosted by Shirley Spear, Chair of the Scottish Food Commission, the panel will debate the controversial and current issues affecting Scotland’s fishing industry such as the impact Brexit may have on the sector.


Jak O’Donnell, Ambassador of Taste the Wild and Chef Proprietor of The Sisters Restaurant, said:
“The Big Fish Debate is an incredibly worthwhile discussion between everyone linked to the fishing world. I’m excited to be sitting on the panel among five key influencers in this industry. Fishing and food affects everyone in one way or another, so I encourage you to come along and find out more about it.”

“Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight is an opportunity to recognize the wealth of produce that is available 365 days a year. During these two dedicated weeks we can stand on our soap boxes and let the UK know about our great Scottish food and the producers, fisherman and farmers that work year round to deliver our greatest export. Our larder is world-renowned let’s show everyone how much it means to us.”

As well as a harbour-ful of the Highland’s finest stallholders, chef demonstrations and talks will take place in the The Fish Market from 11:10am – 2:30pm.

A ‘Scran & Dram’ dinner and ceilidh will see the festival off in style. Four of the Highlands top chefs will each create a course to offer a truly one-off dining experience. Tickets are available from Eventbrite.


For more information on Taste the Wild visit http://www.westhighlandfoodfestival.com
Taste of the wild festival Scottish food fortnight




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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