Spring Food Festival at Glamis Castle offers local traders first opportunity to meet face-to-face with customers in over a year

Glamis Castle is hosting a Spring Food Festival, showcasing quality produce from a variety local food and drink traders. Taking place in front of the castle from 11am-4.00pm on Saturday May 29, 2021, the family-friendly event will feature a dedicated food and drink area offering visitors a taste of Angus.

An array of Scottish food and drink companies will have a presence at the Festival including Brown Street Brewing Company, The Littlest Herb Company, Turadh Distillery, Strathearn Cheese, Glenkilrie Larder, Carnoustie Distillery, Woodmill Game, Screaming Peacock and Spice Harmony.

The local traders are excited to be part of the event offering many the first opportunity to see potential customers in ‘real life’ at an event of this kind since the beginning of the Coronavirus Crisis in early 2020.

Daniela Mather founded Spice Harmony, a homemade chutney business in 2018 and had been building the business through attending markets, food shows and Highland Game events before the rise of Coronavirus. Since then Daniela has diversified by growing the business’ online presence, selling her chutneys through wholesale avenues and has now opened her own shop, ‘Coorie’, in Broughty Ferry. She can’t wait to be back at events and seeing people face-to-face to talk about her products. Daniela said:

“I’m looking forward to meeting people in person and chatting about my chutneys. Shows like Glamis Castle’s Spring Food Festival have a special atmosphere, especially when there are lots of people attending. That’s something I’m really looking forward to experiencing again.”

The Comrie-based Strathearn Cheese Company are hoping to build their presence in the Angus area. As a food supplier to many hotels and restaurants, the business also faced many challenges due to the knock-on effect of many hospitality venues being closed. Andrew Wilson, co-founder of Strathearn Cheese Company said:

“This will be a great opportunity to showcase our cheeses. We look at the Spring Food Festival at Glamis as being a terrific re-launch of our cheese directly to customers and an opportunity to introduce our cheese to lots of potential new customers in a great location.”

The iconic Angus visitor attraction has a busy events calendar planned for the summer and is looking forward to welcoming more people to Glamis after such a difficult period for so many. Helen Buchanan, General Manager at Glamis Castle, said:

“We are thrilled to be hosting the Spring Food Festival here at Glamis Castle, offering many local food and drink traders one of their first opportunities to meet with customers in a lively and vibrant outdoor event environment. We hope many people will come along to see the very best of Scottish produce on display and support our local businesses after such challenging times.”

As well as the many food and drink traders, there will be an outdoor food operator on site offering visitors options for a tasty lunch or snack. Also, Glamis Castle Kitchen, a stunning original Victorian kitchen experience is currently hosting newly launched afternoon teas, an exciting lunch menu and a table d’hote offering, curated by the Castle’s new Executive Chef, Kevin Hanlon.

Local traders will be on hand to sell their produce. Please see below a list of confirmed suppliers to date:

  • Brown St Brewing Company
  • Carnoustie Distillery
  • The Littlest Herb Company
  • Turadh Distillery
  • Strathearn Cheese
  • Glenkilrie Larder
  • Woodmill Game
  • Screaming Peacock
  • Spice Harmony
  • Just Herbal Teas
  • Lizzie’s Biscuit Box
  • Good Life Farming
  • Falls of Dochart Smokehouse
  • DH Beers Ltd
  • Candy Dreams
  • E & O Fish
  • Cakes by Alli-Baba
  • Feragaia
  • Baked by Belle Truffles
  • Hometown Cheesecakes
  • Denhead Farm Produce

To book tickets for the event, please select the date 29th May from the Gardens and Grounds ticket availability options where a £3 supplement fee will be added per transaction: