In Season | Summer
Summer has finally arrived - take advantage of midsummer and enjoy long balmy days and the beauty of Scotland in bloom. Pack a picnic and find the perfect spot to relax and admire the view.
It's also berry season! June brings juicy strawberries and raspberries, followed by blueberries and loganberries in July and brambles and greengages in August.
Scotland is renowned for its berry farms, particularly Perthshire. Fruit and other crops thrive thanks to cool winters and warm summers, with enough but not too much rain and plenty of sunshine. For the freshest of berries visit the many farms around the country that allow you to pick your own fruit.
Seafood is also wonderfully varied over the summer months: from crab and grey mullet in June, to July's pike and pilchards and crayfish and skate in August.
Fruit - Cherries, Elderflowers, Gooseberries, Raspberries, Redcurrents, Strawberries, Tayberries
Veg - Asparagus, Aubergines, Beetroot, Broad Beans, Broccoli (green), Cauliflower, Courgettes, Cucumber, Lettuce, Mangetout, Mushrooms, Peas (shell), Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Spinach, Turnips
Game - Wild Trout
Fish & Seafood - Crab, Grey mullet, Salmon
Herbs - Parsley
Meat & Poultry - Lamb
Fruit - Blueberries, Gooseberries, Loganberries, Raspberries, Tomatoes
Veg - Aubergines, Beetroot, Broad Beans, Broccoli (green), Cauliflower, Celery, Courgettes, Cucumber, French lettuce, Mangetout, Mushrooms, Onions, Peas (shell & sugar snap), Potatoes, Radishes, Turnips
Game - Wild Trout, Venison
Fish & Seafood - Clams, Pike, Pilchards, Trout
Herbs - Fennel, Garlic, Sage
Fruit - Brambles, Blueberries, Gooseberries, Greengages, Loganberries, Plums, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tomatoes
Veg - Aubergines, Beetroot, Broccoli (green), Cauliflower, Celery, Courgettes, Cucumber, French beans, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Runner beans, Shallots, Sweetcorn
Game - Grouse, Hare Venison, Wild Trout
Fish & Seafood - Crayfish, John Dory, Skate
Herbs - Basil, Fennel, Garlic