Coldstream exhibition celebrates 100 years of food in Berwickshire

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As part of Scotland’s Food and Drink in 2015 celebrations, an exhibition commemorating 100 years of food in Berwickshire is being held at Coldstream Museum.

Although Berwickshire is not renowned for any particular delicacy of great antiquity, the county has been a leader in the development of agriculture since the 18th century.

It is also an innovator in terms of food production. Visitors to the exhibition will see that far from being a sleepy agricultural county, over the years Berwickshire has proved itself as a hotbed of small food factories, many of which have developed exciting products.

Shopping and dining are also covered in the exhibition.

Shopping locally in small villages and towns in specialist shops has largely gone with most people going to superstores on the edge of the larger towns.

Dining has also changed, from elaborate Edwardian dinner parties to the TV dinner which can be bought specially packaged in shops.

Eating out has gone from being frowned upon to almost a sign of sophistication.

These are just some of the changes in consumer habits that are illustrated.

The exhibition runs at Coldstream Museum, 12 Market Square, Coldstream from August 29 to October 31.

Until September 30 it will be open Monday to Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm and 1-4pm and Sunday 2-4pm.

During October it will be open Monday to Saturday 1-4pm.