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From the surf to the turf and whisky to craft beer, Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire have long been serving up some of Scotland’s most premium local produce.
Full-flavoured, hearty and comforting, the original Cullen Skink packs a powerful punch. Aberdeen Angus beef is much-prized. Dean’s rich traditional shortbread is made here in Huntly. And Ellon, just north of Aberdeen, is home to craft beer revolutionaries Brewdog.
It’s no coincidence that Aberdeenshire has produced these world-class favourites: this region is known for its produce. It’s known for the seafood – Peterhead is Europe’s largest white fish seaport, Fraserburgh the biggest for shellfish. Then there’s the well-stocked rivers – some of the best in the world for salmon and trout.
The clean clear springs and moorland peat that help to produce the perfect dram. For the visitor there’s every chance to taste the place: A traditional fisherman’s rowie or buttery - the local breakfast roll – flat, flaky and rich. A succulent steak. The freshest sea food, from fine dining at the harbour mouth to fish and chips on a prom (your pudding – homemade ice cream from the shop just up the street). Contemporary and creative menus, slow food and local produce – in quirky city cafes, coastal pubs and country houses.