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Scottish Grub on the Go: Unmissable food & drinks you need to try whilst in Scotland!

Updated: Apr 4

A land where the landscapes are as rich as the haggis, and the hospitality as warm as a well-aged whisky.

There’s no better way to explore than hiring a campervan in Scotland to tour this bonnie land. Giving you the freedom to uncover its culinary treasures, from the bustling markets of the Lowlands to the serene lochs of the Highlands.

Seaview parked up from one of our tartan campervans - Scottish scenery

As you set off in your Campervan, imagine the wind tangling your hair (if you still have some) while you navigate through Scotland's scenic routes, each turn unveiling a new gastronomic delight.

There's nothing quite like the joy of cooking your freshly bought seafood by the campervan as the sun dips below the horizon, painting the sky in hues of orange and pink.


Your foodie adventure can take you all across Scotland if you want it to, from the rugged coastline to the picturesque forested hills of the Highlands.

For seafood, we recommend sampling the freshest Scottish fish and shellfish from local markets or fishmongers.

From Scottish salmon from the river to plump oysters and juicy mussels from the sea, you don’t want to miss out on this country’s amazing coastal cuisine.

Also, make sure you warm up with a steaming bowl of Cullen Skink, a traditional creamy fish soup only found in Scotland!

Or, if you want something more filling, try getting a portion of fish and chips: this is a classic British staple, and there are plenty of chippies all across the country that will give you it in an authentic style.

If you’re more of a meat lover, however, try heading inland or towards the Highlands where there’s plenty of venison and beef.

If you really want to be authentic, we recommend giving mince and tatties or neeps and tatties a try!

These meals are very traditional, especially during holidays such as Burns Night.

You can also find lots of local cheeses for enjoying on picnics. Mature Scottish cheddar has a real kick to it! For peak enjoyment, try and find a scenic spot to enjoy your dairy with some bread, maybe beside a loch or in a forest!

A glass of whisky sitting on rocks by the fire at a campsite

The Homeland of Whisky

Food isn’t all Scotland has to offer: if you like a drink, you’d be remiss not to immerse yourself in the world of Scotch whisky.

You can buy Scotch from most supermarkets, but we recommend touring a distillery or two for the best experience. Whisky distilleries can be found all over Scotland, but we recommend going for older, more established brands with a richer history.

Try and sample as many different drams as you can, and learn about the fascinating process and culture behind this industry!


Why not grab the keys to your Tartan Camper and start planning your culinary road trip?

You can hire one of our tartan-wrapped VW campervans, for as little as £279!

Here's to good food, great adventures, and the freedom of the road – the Scottish way!

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