Traditional Scottish Food

We started Scottish Scran to learn more about traditional Scottish foods and how to make them, both for us and our two small boys who are born here in Scotland. Here’s our collection of all the traditional foods that this journey has led us to try. We hope you’ll try them with your family too.

Below you’ll find the most popular Scottish classics mixed with some of the lesser-known traditional dishes that we’ve loved recreating!

There are so many recipes to explore we’ve had to create the list below to help you navigate around them all. Just click on the heading you want to see and enjoy.

Looking for something specific? Just type its name into the search bar.

Traditional Scottish Breakfast

Breakfast in Scotland is more than just a Full Scottish. There are a lot of tasty elements that you’ll love making at home and adding to your morning routine… or at least to your weekend brunch!

Traditional Scottish Soups

If you’re in search of a delicious Scottish starter to kick off your meal or simply a hearty bowl of soup to tide you over until dinner, Scottish soups offer a wide variety of options that are sure to satisfy your soup-based cravings.

If you’re looking for more Scottish Soups and Starters, click here.

Traditional Scottish Mains

The obvious Scottish Main Course is Haggis, that’s why it’s front and centre on our list.
But Haggis isn’t everything, and there are some amazing Scottish mains that are made in family homes across the country, which you will love trying with your family.

Traditional Scottish Sides

Some of our traditional Scottish sides have been made in Scotland for hundreds of years and are still enjoyed today. You can almost taste the history in each of these recipes.
Plus, if you’re looking for the perfect accompaniment to any Haggis dish, you have to try our whisky sauce!

Traditional Scottish Desserts

We’re not going to lie; this is our favourite group of Traditional Scottish recipes.
Scotland has so many wonderful traditional foods, but it really does know how to make an amazing dessert. Who would have known that a mix of whisky, oats, cream and raspberries would work so well, for example!

For more Desserts that are a little less traditional, click here.

Most Popular Traditional Scottish Sweet Baking Recipes

Scotland deserves to be renowned for its delectable and irresistible sweet treats. These mouth-watering bakes can be found everywhere, from birthday parties to Hogmanay celebrations, and even in Scottish cafes and bed and breakfasts. They are truly a delight for anyone with a sweet tooth.

If you want to deep dive into our Sweet baking recipes then click here and enjoy everything from brownies, blondies, tarts, scones, biscuits and more!

Most Popular Traditional Scottish Savoury Baking Recipes

If you’re not a fan of sweet, Scottish cuisine has got you covered. With numerous traditional recipes that have their own unique histories and flavours worth trying, you’re sure to find something to your liking.
The below are some of the most traditional recipes a perfect mix of Morning Rolls, Bannocks and pies!

If you’d like to try some more savoury bakes many of which have a Scottish twist then, click here.

Scottish Drink Recipes

There’s no getting away from the fact that whisky is one of Scotland’s biggest exports, and because of this we’ve loved learning more about it beyond using it in our recipes. We’ve also had fun making some amazing gin-based drinks too!
It’s a hard life.

Other Scottish Recipes

There is so much more to Scottish food than tradition. Not every recipe has to have a history that can be traced back hundreds of years. Some are new and just as tasty, and some are a mix of delicious Scottish products or produce to improve other recipes.
Like the sound of this?
Then have a look at the recipes below and let us know what you think!

Haggis neeps and tatties with whisky sauce

Haggis Recipes

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Tablet Ice Cream in a bowl

Recipes with a Scottish Twist

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Sweet Scottish Baking

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Haggis Sausage Roll Recipe

Savoury Scottish Baking

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