RESTAURANTS, hotels and coffee shops across Angus will be offering special Tartan Day Menus featuring traditional Scottish dishes throughout this year’s festival.
The menus, which will run from March 29 to April 7, aim to highlight the high quality ingredients produced in the county and the vital part they play in the local economy.
Councillor Mairi Evans, Angus Council economic development spokeswoman, said: “It’s very fitting that the festival will highlight the local, fresh, high-quality ingredients that play such a vital part in ensuring eating in Angus is such a highly-enjoyable experience.
“The Taste of Angus Festival in September showcases our local food and drink and it’s wonderful that, thanks to the Tartan Day Scotland Festival, Angus businesses have been provided with another high-profile opportunity to highlight their commitment to local produce.”
In Montrose, The Park Hotel will again be taking part in the festival after the success of its involvement last year. Manager Allan James said that Tartan Day Menu prompted “a fantastic response” from both new and regular customers.
Mr James, who is also manager of The Links Hotel, said: “In 2012, we decided to offer a Tartan Day Menu as a way of promoting the high quality, local produce we use and it proved to be highly-popular. The menu was certainly a win-win situation for us and we had no hesitation about participating in this year’s Tartan Day Scotland Festival.
“We will be offering menus in the Park Hotel and the Links Hotel at lunchtimes and in the evening. At both hotels, we are passionate advocates of local produce and our Tartan Day Menus are a wonderful chance for us to highlight this.”
Other participants include the Victorian Kitchen Restaurant at Glamis Castle, the Drovers Inn at Memus, Darlings Coffee Shop in Arbroath and The Pear Tree Restaurant in Auchterhouse.
A full festival events guide is available from leisure centres, ACCESS offices, libraries, museums and tourist attractions across Angus, online at www.tartandayscotland.com or by calling 01307 473262. Updates are also posted regularly on the Tartan Day Scotland Facebook page.