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for street eats. for street eats. Street Food Scotland looks looks into the history, into the history, culture and impact of street impact of street food, and examines its spread across spread across the country, with stories focusing on some its popular proponents. It’s available from Black & White Publishing and costs £20 in hardback. Jacqueline O’Donnell who has been running her Sisters restaurants (Jordanhill and later Kelvingrove) for over two decades has announced her retirement, with service ending at her Kelvingrove restaurant just before Christmas. Few people have done more to promote Scottish producers and our national cuisine than Jak, whether in her own kitchen or in front of the television cameras. For all your services, we salute you. Happy retirement!

Keith Braidwood are not only celebrating 25 years in business this year, but their classy rural cottage restaurant has also won its Michelin star for 2020 again. That’s 21 consecutive years, the longest run of any Scottish restaurant. Ever. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie is

also the highest placed Scottish restaurant in The Good Food Guide’s Top 50 UK restaurants. Entering that hallowed list for the first time is Cail Bruich in Glasgow, while round the corner at Number 16 (Byres Road) they celebrated the guide’s award for Best Local Restaurant in Scotland. Further west at Loch Fyne, Inver toasted a double whammy: in the Top 50 for the first time and co-owner Pam Brunton grabbing the prestigious Chef of the Year award.

Food writer and frequent reviewer for our Eating & Drinking Guide, Ailidh Forlan, has authored a book delving into the nation’s passion


The recent award season has sprinkled its annual stars, bibs, and other gongs around the country. The Michelin Guide dropped one star apiece on Condita in Edinburgh’s Southside and the Isle of Eriska Hotel (doing a comeback kid). New Bib Gourmands ie where you’ll get fed well for under £30 went to Tom Kitchin’s the Bonnie Badger in East Lothian, Provender Melrose in

the Borders and Merienda in the capital’s Stockbridge area. Losing a grip on its Michelin

star was Paul Kitching’s 21212 in Edinburgh, while seven regulars retained their single stellars. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles kept its unique (for Scotland) two Michelin stars despite chef Fairlie’s untimely death this year. A special hats- off to Braidwoods in Ayrshire. Wife and husband Nicola and

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