Blair Drummond Safari Park has received a special award from VisitScotland in recognition of its locally-sourced food and drink.
Last October the Safari Park was assessed by VisitScotland to gauge the extent of the use of local food and drink on its menus. The attraction was then successfully awarded the Taste Our Best award.
Taste Our Best is a joint initiative between VisitScotland and the Scottish Government. Launched in 2013, the scheme is designed to recognise businesses including hotels, restaurants, cafes, takeaways, visitor attractions and B&Bs that not only offer a quality food and drink experience, but include and promote Scottish produce on their menus, to give consumers choice.
Catering Manager, Donald Maclellan said:
“Scotland’s reputation for quality food produce is second to none, so we didn’t have to go far to find the best ingredients.
We’ve been able to showcase some of the best local and Scottish food producers in our restaurants and cafes at the Safari Park.
The meat in our burgers comes from Simon Howie in Perth, our cakes and biscuits are made by the Big Bear Bakery in Glasgow, milk and butter from Graham’s Dairies in Bridge of Allan and even our tea is locally sourced from Eteaket in Edinburgh. We’re proud to say that we’re the biggest independent retailer of Inverurie-based Mackie’s ice-cream in the world!
It’s important to us that we source locally and we will continue to maximise our use of produce from sustainable, ethical and traceable sources.”
The Safari Park is closed for the winter and will re-open to visitors on the 21st March 2020.