The founding of the royal burghs in the 12th century changed how food was regulated. Bread, meat, drink and imports were strictly monitored and prices were set by burgh courts.
Is Scottish food just haggis, whiskey, neeps and tatties, fried Mars bars and Irn Bru? Each month food history enthusiast Sarah Gowanlock will be uncovering the real taste of Scotland by exploring it’s rich food history, from the Stone Age to today.
In a time when the majority of our food is imported, this series will allow you to take a closer look at how earlier Scots fed themselves and discover why oats were so important, what bog butter and guga is, how the food system changed after World War II and much more.