Local businesses showcase top produce in Taste of Tartan marquee at Crieff Highland Gathering

Visitors were treated to a delicious food and drink experience at the Taste of Tartan marquee at this year’s Crieff Highland Gathering.

Sponsored by Crieff Succeeds BID (Business Improvement District), the popular marquee showcased an array of local businesses who, due to the BID’s support, were able to take a stand free of charge in the marquee.

The Taste of Tartan food and drink marquee has proved a hit with both local and international visitors since its introduction in 2016 where local vendors offer visitors the chance to ‘try before you buy’.

Amongst others, local vendors included The Crieff Food Company, Tower Bakery, The Handy Shop and Glenturret Distillery.

John Laurie, General Manager at The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery, commented:

“The team at Glenturret were delighted to have a stand in the Taste of Tartan Food and Drink marquee this year where we showcased our whisky range. Our drams proved to be very popular with visitors and the stand was busy all day. It was a great way to engage with the Crieff community and visitors from all over the world to share with them what we have to offer. Crieff BID’s support of the Taste of Tartan marquee is a perfect example of what the BID is established to do – help Crieff businesses to showcase their talents and ultimately support the development of local businesses in the area.”

Jamie Landale from The Crieff Food Company was pleased to see that large numbers attended the event in spite of the traditional Scottish weather. He said:

“You don’t really expect to sell much jam at a highland gathering and we are here first and foremost to support this fantastic local event.  We actually sold really well at the event and are delighted that the weather hasn’t stopped visitors enjoying what has been a great day.”

Neil Combe, Manager of Crieff Succeeds BID, said:

“We are delighted to have been able to support local businesses by sponsoring the Taste of Tartan marquee at this year’s Crieff Highland Gathering. There was a wonderful selection of food and drink stands for visitors to explore, from whisky to jam to redberries to shortbread and everything in between. I’m sure visitors thoroughly enjoyed ‘trying before buying’ and the businesses involved relished the opportunity to showcase the very best of what Crieff and the wider Perthshire area has to offer.”

To find out more about Crieff Succeeds BID go to www.crieffsucceeds.co.uk