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The first Arran Festival of Food and Drink is in full swing and there are still three days left to catch the last of the action.
For the last nine days events to promote Arran produce in all its glory have been held at venues across the island attracting a whole host of locals and visitors – all with the single interest in good food and drink.
Organized by Arran’s Food Journey over the course of the festival, 24 foodie events are being held over the 12 days by 30 of the island’s hospitality businesses, producers and community organisations.
The festival also covers three key themes – sustainability, collaboration and knowledge – and those taking part have served up an enticing range of exceptional food and drink hospitality experiences across the two weeks.
A centerpiece of the festival was the farmers’ market held at Bellevue Farm which attracted large crowds throughout the day with activities including turkey racing, a competitive omelette challenge, the Isle of Arran Music School Pipe Band and stalls galore.
A spokesman for the event said: ‘We had a great day at our festival farmers’ market.
‘A massive thank you to all the stall holders, the pipe bands, our omelette makers, all our helpers, Arran Eco Savvy, Arran’s Food Journey and everyone who came along to make the day such a success.’
And still to come over the weekend is a three-course, matched-whisky lunch at the Lagg Distillery today (Friday), Beer, Boar and Live Music at the Douglas Hotel tomorrow (Saturday) and rounding off with the Bellevue Barn Dance and Buffet Barbeque on Sunday September 25.
Check out all the events still to come along with booking info at: https://www.arransfoodjourney.com/festival/