Graeme1Born and raised in Scotland, I am passionate about the colours, flavours and heritage of my homeland.  My cooking is inspired by the rich food and drink landscape of this beautiful and rugged country, always staying committed to fresh, seasonal and local produce.

My recipes explore the rich natural larder of Scotland, whilst highlighting niche producers who focus on provenance and welfare. My aim is to also bring heritage recipes to life with a contemporary feel, celebrate the cosmopolitan nature of Scottish cuisine and highlight some of the historical effects on the Scottish food landscape. Through my blog I hope to also dispel some of the popular misconceptions of the cuisine of Scotland.

My recipes and articles have been published in Guardian Cook, Daily Record, Food 52, Quality Meat Scotland, Sunday Post, Great British Chefs, and Scots Magazine online among others.

Contact me at scotslarder@gmail.com



  1. Different cuisines and different flavours – but the reason our blogs are connected is because you share a passion for your homeland and to me that’s the only reason I blog. Here’s to the love of our land always being the ‘filter’ with which we speak x

  2. mmmmm, cheese. I take my hat off to anybody brave enough to make their own cheese!

  3. Hi Graeme,

    I am new to blogging and just found your pages while searching for others blogging about Scottish food. I like your sentiments, which fit well with many of my own – food provenance, local, seasonal produce. Keep up the good work! Thanks, Tracey

  4. Hi,
    I’ve recently inherited the Velvet Elvis Facebook, with more social media to be added soon. I saw our bar & grill listed on your site while trawling through some online reviews, and wanted to say thank you for the kind words. It’s a little late I know, but sincere nonetheless.

    I also loved the images you used in the review and wondered if we might use them on our Facebook page please? We would of course give full credit to your site and link to your own Facebook book in return.

    Thanks again!

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