Whilst Orkney is widely known for its thriving folk scene – and the arts as a whole – so too is it renowned for its stunning produce, be it meat, fish, dairy, baking, confectionary, preserves or drinks, all making the best of the island’s resources.
Born from a pristine environment of rolling green fields and clean seas, Orkney’s distinctive and remarkably varied range of food and drink truly encapsulates the essence of the islands, reflecting the character of an enterprising community where excellence really matters.
Once again we are very pleased to be partnering with Orkney Food & Drink to bring a wide variety of local traders and produce to the festival, alongside world class music – offering the best of what Orkney has to offer on one plate.
Thanks to extra funding support, as part of Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2015, this year we are delighted to host Orkney Food & Drink’s Orkney Aisles showcase at the festival weekend – a marketplace opening up Orkney’s larder for both takeaway and take-home food and drink, between 12-4pm on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at Stromness Pier Head.
There’s a refreshing honesty and authenticity about Orkney’s wonderful produce, from our locally reared premium beef and sustainably fished crab, lobster, scallops and salmon, to our award-winning beers, ice-cream, oatcakes, fudge, cheese, baking and whisky. Quality is the thread that runs through it all and we like to think the standards set by our dedicated and experienced producers are unrivalled.
Needless to say, it all tastes great, but don’t just take our word for it, come and try for yourself!