On our site, we already have most of what you would want out of a trip to Scotland: history, beautiful old buildings, Loch Ness at your toes and enough sports/activities to make you never want to go to the gym again. But what about food? The Highland Club of course is a self-catered accommodation, with a fully equipped kitchen. We’ve already told you exactly where to go for food in Fort Augustus Who cares about restaurants when you can make the best food around with fresh Scottish ingredients? But where can our guests go to get Scottish farmed and fresh ingredients?
As we are in the Highlands, and Fort Augustus is not a major city, you may need to make a trip out to nearby towns, such as Dumnadrochit, Fort William or Inverness, but if you’re following our tips for activities you’ll hopefully be heading that way anyway!
Lochaber Farm Shop
24.7 miles from The Highland Club
Just outside of Fort William, this farm shop stocks local produce including pork, lamb, venison and beef (suppliers are listed clearly in the shop). Other products sold are free range eggs and cheese, as well as bacon and chicken from MacBeths of Forres, local seasonal vegetables from Glenfinnan Organics, sweet treats from Highland Sweet Treats, and jams and chutney from Rose Cottage Preserves! Ready-made meals and homemade baking (cakes such as carrot cake, lemon drizzle or their famous Orkney Fudge Cheesecake) are even made on site, delicious and Scottish produced in every sense.
For those who have food allergies, dietary goods that are Dairy Free, Gluten Free, wholefoods and organic products can be found here too. And any visitors with children can find child-friendly toiletries and biodegradable nappies can also be bought here.
If you’re looking for Scottish food that you can meld into your own delicious dinners in the comfort of a Highland Club apartment, or even some delicious ready to eat meals, you do not need to go any further.
For more information:
Unit 5, Lochaber Rural Complex,
Torlundy, Fort William
COOP, Drumnadrochit and Inverness
Scotmid Food Co-Op, Drumnadrochit, is 18.7 miles from The Highland Club
COOP Food, Inverness, is 34.3 miles from The Highland Club
If you’re looking for more fresh meat, Murdoch Brothers, a Scottish award winning butchers, stocks to the COOPs in Drumnadrochit and Inverness. The meat is described as being treated with “the same care as if you had come into our shop yourself”. Pick up fresh sausages, burgers and home cured bacon amongst other products in these relatively nearby Co-op stores!
Drumnadrochit opening hours:
Mon-Sat: 7am to 10pm
Sun: 8am to 10pm
74 Telford Street, Telford Retail Park
Inverness opening hours
Daily: 6am to 10pm
33.8 miles from The Highland Club
A local fishmongers in Inverness, which stocks plenty of fresh fish including smoked and oily fish, shellfish including oysters and lobsters as well as venison and game meat.
8-10 Queensgate Arcade
Monday: 8:30am to 1pm
Tuesday to Sunday: 8:30am to 5pm
Whilst there are no farmer’s markets in Fort Augustus, there are two within an approximate 30 mile radius from our front door:
Inverness Farmer’s Market
33.7 miles from The Highland Club
On the first Saturday of every month on the High Street in Inverness.
The produce sold here includes fresh seafood, fresh meat from local butchers and fresh baked bread from local patisseries. For a full list of products and lists of dates, please see: http://www.invernessfarmersmarket.co.uk/
Dingwall Farmer’s Market
41.7 miles from The Highland Club
On the second Saturday of every month. Taking place on the High Street in Dingwall, this farmer’s market also sells produce made by local businesses and organisations. Find fresh bread, meat, jams and a variety of other good fresh Scottish produce!
For more information please visit: http://www.farmshop.uk.com/events/dingwall-farmers-market/
Beyond local Scottish products, food can also be bought at the M&S Food Hall and Morrison in Fort William, or an online delivery can be brought straight to your Highland Club home via Tesco. The local Londis in Fort Augustus (10 minute walk from The Highland Club) also stocks food and groceries for everyday use.