Oats and barley play an important role in Scottish food and drink. One of the best ways to start the day is with a hearty bowl of porridge, and barley is central to the creation of both Scotch whisky and ales.
There are a wonderful range of cheese and dairy products available across Scotland, from the popular Isle of Mull farmhouse chedder, to Scottish Dolcelatte and delicious ice cream, of all flavours.
Scottish fish and shellfish are the envy of Europe, with a vast array of different types of fish, prawns, lobster, mussels, oysters, crab and scallops found round the extensive Scottish coastline.
Berries thrive in the cooler Scottish summers where long daylight hours help them to ripen with plenty of flavour. Scotland is also famed for its seasonal honey, with its distinct rich taste.
If you like game and can afford it, splash out on grouse, the most highly prized of all game birds, or pheasant, which tastes a little more like chicken.
Scotland is famous for producing some of the best beef, lamb and pork in the world. It's a reputation built on generations of experience in breeding and raising livestock.
With rolling green fields, a temperate climate, the dedication of Scottish farmers and, not to forget, plenty of rain, Scotland's larder is a perfect place for many veggies.