Food festival a first for Wigtown and Bladnoch

If whisky, words and wisdom weren’t enough, this year’s Spring Festival in Wigtown will also be providing a fabulous celebration of Scottish food.

Delicacies from across Dumfries and Galloway will be featured in the Wigtown and Bladnoch Food Festival to be held on the town square on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 May.

There will be familiar favourites among the stalls like Galloway Fudge, Barlochan Beef, Clash Farm, Bee-Provided and Sulwath Brewery but the event will also feature new businesses like the Meros Dairy from Moffat who use locally-sourced organic milk to create halloumi cheese, and Green ricotta and yoghurt.

The high quality of the festival has also attracted artisan producers and businesses from further afield like Heart and Soul Food from Oban, Sugar Wings from Glasgow and Stark Produce from the Isle of Arran.

The Saturday is World Whisky Day and there are events featuring award winning food journalist Catherine Brown in conversation with Mike Marshall, Martin Armstrong talking about his love of the malt and a murder mystery event which has more than a whiff of spirit about it in the evening.

Fiona Murphie, secretary of the Association of Wigtown Booksellers said: “What could be more perfect in this year of Homecoming Scotland than to celebrate the food and drink of the region? We’re delighted to be welcoming so many excellent food producers to Wigtown along with award winning whisky experts.”