Sourcing Scottish food and drink

Scottish produce is hard to beat. From our world-renowned whiskies and award-winning meat and seafood, to small-batch gins, craft beers, and innovative baked goods, Scotland is the home of quality and flavour. Whether you’re looking for high-quality traditional products, or something a bit more unusual, our supply chain can provide what you’re looking for.

The home of top-quality food and drink producers

With our clean waters and unspoiled landscapes, Scotland is blessed with a fantastic larder of the finest food and drink. We’re famous around the world for our top-quality produce – for example, Scottish lobsters are on the menu in over 20 Michelin-starred restaurants in Tokyo alone and more whisky is sold in one month in France than cognac in a whole year.

Our talented producers are passionate about their craft and are dedicated to satisfying the growing international demand for our premium food and drink products.

Interesting in expanding your food and drink business to Scotland, rather than sourcing Scottish food and drink? Get more information on our food and drink sector page.

Did you know?

Scotch beef and lamb has Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status

Scotch whisky accounts for 25% of all UK food and drinks exports

Scottish salmon was the first foreign product to gain France’s prestigious 'Label Rouge' quality mark

Top French chefs get a taste of Scotland

Watch our video to hear how 23 master chefs of France got on during their trade visit to Scotland. And discover why Scottish food and drink products are in great demand all over the world.

What food and drink products can Scotland supply?

Looking for something unique?

Our food and drink suppliers are experts at creating unique products for global markets. Watch the video to find out how Scottish brewers, Innis & Gunn, produced beer matured in Islay whisky barrels at the request of a Swedish distributor.

If you’re looking for something specific that you can’t find on the market yet, Scotland has the suppliers, expertise and innovative thinking to help. Read about the future of flavour - how Scotland is bringing innovation to the food and drink industry. 

Supplying niches: gluten free, organic, vegan & health food

If you’re looking to fill a food niche or cater to more dietary requirements, Scotland’s suppliers can help. We can provide a wide range of innovative gluten free, organic, vegan and health foods to international markets. These include baked goods, beer, cheese and meat imitations, grains and flour. In fact, even our famous haggis is now available in gluten free and vegan versions.

In 2017, Scotland had 123,000 hectares of certified organic land, 371 organic producers and 212 organic processors. After grassland and grazing, cereal farming makes up the second biggest use of our organic land. These raw materials can then be used further down the supply chain to create high quality products.

Whether you’re a wholesaler, retailer, foodservice operator, importer or an agent, if you're interested in buying the very best Scottish food and drink products, our international team is here to help you.

Opportunities in food and drink

Interested in expanding your business to Scotland’s food and drink sector? Find out more about how this sector is performing, what opportunities there are and what support is available.

Soil essentials – data and farming

Find out how Scottish company SoilEssentials is transforming the agriculture industry using data from satellites, drones and weather models.

Your local office

Interested in sourcing Scottish food and drink, or other Scottish products or services? Your local Scottish Development International office can provide information and help you find the right partners.