The Scottish Borders produces some of the most delicious food in the country, much of it unique to this corner of the world.
Its landscape is rich in diversity, from the rolling Southern Uplands to the beautiful Berwickshire coast.
It is a region which is home to farmers and cooks who are deeply committed to producing food of outstanding quality.
On our doorstep, we can buy farm cheeses, organic breads and bannock, tasty meats and charcuterie as well as fresh berries and vegetables to eat at home.
Visitors to the Borders look to enjoy regional fare on the menus of many excellent pubs, cafes and restaurants.
This October, the Scottish Borders Food and Drink Network will be producing and distributing a new directory of local delicacies, and where to eat them.
Coordinator Louise Butler said: “20,000 copies will be published and distributed this October for residents and visitors to pick up free of charge.
“This is in an endeavour to encourage people to buy local produce and enjoy it on menus when eating out.”
The completely free directory will list all of the region’s producers, shops, delicatessens and eateries, bringing together a single source of information on where to buy and where to eat local food.
If you would like to have your business listed, it costs nothing but a few moments of your time to submit your details.
For information on how your business can get listed, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scottish Borders Food and Drink was set up in 2006.
It involves local food businesses (producers, hoteliers, restaurateurs and food shops), who are individually committed to developing and showcasing the Region’s food.
Network members produce, use on their menus or stock in their retail outlets high quality fine food and drink products from the Scottish Borders.
Benefits for companies listed in the directory include access to Meet the Buyer events, discounted stand space at exhibitions, discounted rates on social media assistance and even the promotion of their businesses through Scottish Borders Food and Drink’s Facebook and Twitter.
Working in conjunction with Scotland Food and Drink, the national industry organisation, members can also received help with access to legal advice, utility savings, problems over intellectual property rights, as well as, in some cases, access to research and development tax relief
Further details can be found online at www.bordersfoodnetwork.co.uk.