According to the Scottish Government around £2.5million is generated every day from the food and drink industry – and even during a poor summer the excellence and individuality of our ice creams are a sure-fire hit.
For that reason dairy products are to be the focus of several events in August, with leaflets having been produced that allow both visitors and local people to find their way to the very best places to taste ice cream.
“I’m delighted to hear that Scotland’s first ever Ice Cream Trail has been launched,” Moray MSP Richard Lochhead said, adding: “Our dairy produce is among the best in the world – and it extends to so much more than milk.
“It is great that this has been launched during the year of Food and Drink and could not have been timed better than for the start of Delicious Dairy Month in August.”
The shops included on the trail includes Stew ‘n Drew’s shop on Harbour Street in Hopeman, Miele’s famous shop on Clifton Road in Lossiemouth as well as Miele’s on the High Street in Forres (not connected) – and the Fochabers Ice Cream Parlour on the village’s High Street. Also included is the Cullen Ice Cream shop on Seafield Street.
The initiative was launched at the Milk Barn in Falkirk, for whom Suzannah Reid commented: “We’re delighted to be part of Scotland’s Ice Cream Trail and look forward to welcoming lots of new visitors as a result.”