The Town of Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway has been featured in article titled “Does Castle Douglas, Scotland’s self-appointed ‘Food Town’, live up to the hype?” in the National Geographic.
The Article itself is very positive about the National Food Town, but the feature image that the world renowned magazine has used is of Tantallon Castle, which is 122 miles away from the small market town in south west Scotland.
The article, written by Ailas Sheldon and published on August 18th, 2023 says – Castle Douglas, a thriving market town at the heart of the county, branded itself ‘Scotland’s Food Town’. It’s a well-deserved title, given it’s home to more than 50 independent food businesses — pretty impressive for a place of just 4,000 people.
The article goes on to focus on several of the towns food business including highly popular restaurant ‘Mr Pook’s Kitchen’, Niko’s Greek Restaurant, The Sulwath Brewery and the towns selection of local butcher shops and bakery’s.
Images Credit Mr Pooks Kitchen
The Article states “Mr Pook’s Kitchen is the town’s top fine-dining establishment, run by chef Ed Pook. The Dumfries and Galloway coastline is painted above the open kitchen, reminding diners of the culinary diversity of the local landscape. “We want to put Dumfries and Galloway on a plate,” says Ed. The menu fuses classic French gastronomy with modern fermentation techniques and foraged ingredients. Venison, pheasant and Kirkcudbright scallops often appear on the menu, and local lamb is a speciality.”
We Agree with the National Geographic, Castle Douglas definitely offers a fantastic array of shops, cafes, bars, takeaways and restaurants, the town’s King Street is a lively and attractive place for shoppers and visitors to the region.
Even though the magazine, didn’t get their image for their article right, it is still fantastic for the region to be focused on.
You Can read the full article from the National Geographic by clicking HERE
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