Fresh from Scotland’s Natural Larder

Bon AppetitThere’s nothing like a day of sailing in the fresh air to build up an appetite. That’s why good food is a key ingredient of any of our cruises. You will enjoy the best of Scotland’s seasonal produce fresh from our local suppliers:

  • hand dived scallops
  • melt in the mouth Argyll lamb and succulent venison from the island of Seil
  • Scottish salmon, smoked on the shores of Loch Feochan
  • artisan cheeses from the Isle of Mull
  • homegrown fruit from our own family orchard

Dinner onboardBefore setting sail, we start each day with a hearty breakfast. Oats are a staple of the Scots diet so you’ll usually find Colin, spurtle in hand, stirring a pot of his legendary porridge.  Couple this with a slice of Aryshire bacon, a tattie scone or a slice of the famous Stornoway Black Pudding and you’ll be ready for anything.

Throughout the day, we’ll keep you going with a plentiful supply of hot drinks and home baking or a healthy offering from the fruit bowl. At lunchtime we might stop in a sparkling Hebridean sea loch to enjoy a bowl of tasty home made soup and a platter of sandwiches.

Dinner tableYou could even find yourself landing fresh produce from the seas around us. Our fishing lines and lobster pot (or creel) are popular with guests, and mackerel, crab and langoustines often grace our table.

Evening is a time for relaxing, and as tantalising aromas drift from the galley, we’ll light the candles, raise a glass and share the day’s adventures over a mouth-watering dinner of freshly prepared Scottish fare.

Perhaps one of the most important ingredients of the Scottish larder is whisky, known as ‘Uisge Beatha’ or the Water of Life.  What better way to round off a day than with a warming dram of one of Scotland’s finest malts.  Slainte!

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Hello Pauline and Colin, Many thanks for giving us such a lovely holiday. It really ticked all the boxes of things we wanted to see and do, the company was great and we loved the food (although we are on a diet this week)!

Pat and John, Ayrshire

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