Locally Sourced Quality Scottish Ingredients
There is nothing we love better than receiving a delivery of top quality produce from one of our suppliers.
Given our location right in the heart of Scotland & Highland Perthshire we are literally surrounded by great produce. Scotland has a booming artisan food scene covering almost everything you could ever want to use in the kitchen or behind the bar.
When we first arrived and started sourcing produce we have to admit that locally roasted coffee was not high on our radar, but there it was!
Glen Lyon Coffee Roasters was about 18 months old and being roasted by Fiona & Jamie in the very next valley. If they climbed the hill behind their house/roastery they could wave to us across the moor. It is great working with small independent producers like Fiona & Jamie as we all appreciate the passion for quality that makes their coffee so good.
Have a look below at just some of the other great products we work with.
We are constantly on the look out for new produce & suppliers so if you know of anything we are missing out on then get in touch or better still send us a sample, we love samples!
Rannoch Estate – When in season we use venison from right outside our doorstep. We purchase entire animals and George our local gamekeeper selects us the highest quality venison available.
East Coast Cured – East Coast Cured is a family charcuterie business based in Leith, Edinburgh, specialising in the production of traditional, and contemporary, slow cured Scottish pork, beef, venison and poultry.
MacDonald Bros. Butchers – Since 1928 the MacDonald family have been sourcing the best meat from local Perthshire Farms. Now in the hands of the 3rd generation, Rory Macdonald sources the best & often unusual cuts that Steph is looking for.
Glenorchy Farm – Fiona & Tristan run this truly small scale family farm. They have rare breed pigs, lambs and some dexter beef. Whenever possible we buy full animals from them. Based in Glen Orchy they are just along the road from Bridge of Orchy Station so our delivery takes just 28 minutes.
Great Glen Charcuterie – Just 3 train stops north of Rannoch lies Roy Bridge the home of Anja and Jan Jacob. They set up Great Glen Charcuterie over 10 years ago and produce a range of charcuterie using sustainable sourced wild venison.
St. Brides Free Range Poultry – If you think of an idyllic chicken farm, you probably picture deep grass and happy chickens walking around – well that’s exactly what St. Brides do. A small family run farm located just outside the picturesque village of Strathaven.
George Campbell Fishmongers – Established in 1872 and now in its fourth generation, this family run business has partnerships and links with fishing boats and markets stretching from Peterhead to Scrabster. Sourcing us the highest quality fish from Scottish markets before transporting it all the way to our kitchen door in Rannoch.
Inverawe Smokehouse – Inverawe Smokehouse began in 1974 with just one smokebox. Today they are one of the most renowned smokehouses in Scotland and holders of the Royal Warrant. Their products are famous for their gorgeous smoky, full-bodied flavour. Based in Taynuilt near Oban we use their smoked salmon as well as the reknowned & award winning smoked Loch Etive trout.
Gigha Halibut – Based on the small community owned island, Isle of Gigha, they specialise in the artisan production of sustainable Scottish Atlantic Halibut. The Gigha Halibut system is unique, it uses a land-based system of aquaculture where the water is pumped straight from the Atlantic and into tanks. All Gigha Halibut are hand reared with a certified organic diet using 100% fish trimmings.
We use fresh halibut and also their fantastic Smoked Gigha Halibut. Smoked to order, each halibut It is allowed to rest and then the fillets cured for a day, they are then traditionally smoked using oak chips made from whisky barrels from the Kilchoman Distillery on Islay.
Our Kitchen Garden – We grow as much of our own salad leaves & herbs as possible with some other interesting and sometimes random vegetables. Having set up our own kitchen garden and installing a Premier Polytunnel we are busy learning what will grow in our Rannoch micro climate.
Mark Murphy & Partner – Since 1981, Mark Murphy and Partner Ltd has become the largest family-owned fruit and veg merchant in Scotland. They take pride in sourcing and supplying the finest Scottish seasonally grown produce and are committed to supporting local farmers and producers whenever possible. With a base just along the road near Pitlochry they deliver our bulk vegetables and fruits which are often sourced from farms around Perthshire.
Blacketyside Farm – For over 20 years the Todd family have been farming the land near Leven. They provide us with the finest Scottish strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.
Dairy & Eggs
Graham’s Family Dairy – Like most of Scotland we use products from the iconic Grahams dairy. It all started in 1939 when the Graham’s moved to a small farm at Bridge of Allan, now the third generation are at the helm of what has become one of Scotland’s most successful brands. We use their butter and milk on a daily basis.
Yester Farm – Yester Farm Dairies is a family run, award winning artisan dairy, producing a full range of top quality dairy products on the family farm, in the East Lothian village of Gifford. We use their cream and natural yogurt.
Katy Rodgers – Katy Rodger’s multi-award winning Artisan Dairy produce a delicious range of natural dairy products using whole milk from their herd of outdoor grazing British Friesian cattle. They keep the products simple and do not use any more than three ingredients in any of them. We use their stunning Crème fraiche and also Knockraich crowdie cheese. If you are passing Knockraich Farm be sure and pop in to the fantastic Courtyard Cafe.
The Cress Co. – The company started in 2004 with a small lock up and a second-hand van working with five or six Scottish fine food manufacturers who were looking for better distribution throughout Scotland. They now distribute fine foods from hundreds of small and artisan producers with a great selection of Scottish Cheese from the likes of; Errington Cheese, Strathearn Cheese, Dunlop Dairy, Highland Fine Cheeses, Isle of Mull Cheese, and many more.
The Egg Shed – Based just down the road in Ballinluig we love these organic free range eggs just as much as we love The Egg Shed’s simple mission statement: “To provide Organic Free Range Eggs at a reasonable price, and as fresh as they can be”
Enough said really!
Heather Hills Honey – Starting off with just one hive in 1945, Heather Hills Farm now have 1300 hives across Perthshire and Deeside – the most beautiful and unpolluted parts of the UK. This relatively small-scale ensures the hives are regularly and well spaced out in small batches by zones. This means that the bees have plenty of opportunity to roam – up to a 5 mile radius of each hive – giving a superior quality product.
Summer Harvest – Producers of multi-award winning ‘Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil’ which is grown, pressed and bottled on their family farm in the heart of the fertile Strathearn Valley in Perthshire. They take great care in sowing the seed and using traditional rotational farming techniques to nurture the crop to produce ‘cold pressed rapeseed oil’ of the highest quality.
Isle of Skye Sea Salt – A short trip on the train takes you to Mallaig and the ferry terminal to Skye, home of some amazing produce. Isle of Skye Sea Salt is a multi-award winning premium quality product made entirely from the pure, clean waters of Loch Snizort. As well as great provenance, it is the only sea salt made in the UK using just the sun and wind.
Bo Tree Pepper– Scottish Pepper? Well this is as close as you can get. A Scotsman settles with his Cambodian wife and sets up a pepper farm in the Kampot region. Sending the best peppercorns back to his sister, right here in Perthshire, for distribution. BoTree Kampot Pepper is like regular pepper amplified by 1000% It’s hotter, more aromatic, richer, muskier, more floral, more complex and simply more peppery than any other pepper.
Glen Lyon Coffee Roasters – We love using Fiona & Jamie’s Highland roasted coffee beans, it is literally the fuel that keeps the kitchen running. Our guests seem to love it too!
Eteaket – Started in 2008 when ex-lawyer, Erica Moore, had a moment of clarity and realised she wanted to do something more fulfilling with her life. Erica had a passion for the power of proper leaf tea to make the everyday better.
Wooleys of Arran – A multi generation family bakers base on the Isle of Arran. Wooleys are fomous for their traditional oven baked Arran Oaties (Oatcakes), the perfect accompaniment to oue Scottish cheese selection.
One of the most enjoyable things about foraging is the way it compels a greater awareness of one’s surroundings – the need to slow down, pause and look.
Like most areas of Scotland, Rannoch Moor is full of an abundance of edible wild produce. All the 25 ingredients shown in this picture however, were found within 100m of our kitchen door.
As the seasons progress the produce available changes. Spruce tips make excellent syrups, Sheep Sorrel leaves have a wonderful tart lemon flavour, Rowan berries can be added to curing mixes for fish, while autumn brings an abundance of mushrooms to the forest floors.
Keen to develop an understanding of the place in which we live, Steph has been working with Monica Wilde Forager learning about the rich natural larder available to us and how to bring some of the wilderness into her kitchen.