Cashmere, Whisky and Fine Food

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Scottish Food and Drink Trails

Scottish Food and Drink Tours has been born out of a family which has produced Scottish Food and Drink for generations. Family kitchen tables laden with the best local food and drink and over hundred years of recipes passed from mother to daughter.

We want to support our local food and drink producers, our local shops, local farmers and foragers. We have taken time to build connections and partnerships with Scottish Food and Drink businesses who make real handmade food with a lot of passion.

  • 4-6 Hours
  • Groups 1-4 People
  • Scottish Borders

You leave Edinburgh and travel to the Scottish Borders. This area of Scotland boasts beautiful landscapes, fascinating history, and the flourishing textile industry.

Start the day surrounded by Scottish Cashmere in Hawick, the world capital of cashmere. You will find the rarest yarns in the world behind Hawick’s industrial frontage. Here, lambswool from Australia and cashmere from Tibet is knitted into luxurious garments that grace the catwalks across the world. Pick up some tips for next season’s colours as well as designer collections at reduced prices.

Next, have a dram of whisky at the Borders Distillery to recover after your shopping spree. Located in a landmark building in the centre of town, this new distillery brings the production of single malt back to the Scottish Borders.

Once you are shopped out, it’s time for fine dining. You go to a high-end gourmet restaurant for a long and lazy lunch. An amazing meal made with local, sustainable and traditional ingredients is a perfect way to end an indulgent day.

History, foodie facts, secrets and surprises along the way.

Start & End Location

We will confirm your pickup location by email prior to your tour date. This is normally Edinburgh city centre or at our premises in Midlothian.


Group 1-4 people (Ages 18+):

  • 1 Person:** £250

Price Includes

All food and drink tastings and lunch, unless stated otherwise. Free Scottish tap water will be provided on the tour.

Minimum Age

18 + as our tours often include alcohol tastings.



Physical Difficulty Level

Suitable for most fitness levels. However, many of the places we visit on tours/experiences are not accessible to people with poor mobility.

Dietary Requirements & Allergies

Please let us know about your requirements at the time of booking because it may be difficult to accommodate your needs on the day.


Tours run rain or shine.


Comfortable clothing appropriate to the weather.