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VegetarianVisitor Guide to Scotland 2015

Vegetarian friendly accommodation & eating out in Scotland from Highlands and Islands including Hebrides and Skye, Loch Ness, Glencoe, Ben Nevis, Glasgow , Edinburgh to Galloway and the Scottish Borders

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Scotland has some delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes to sample- even a vegetarian / vegan version of Haggis (The national dish of Scotland - offal and other left over, unwanted bits of animals boiled in a sheep's stomach) and mince 'n' tatties. If you know where to look, you can find some delicious culinary treats. Scottish vegetarian history tracks back to the sixties via Cranks of London and Hendersons of Edinburgh  but now that  vegetarian legacy has infiltrated even the outer reaches of the Hebrides

Places such as the legendary Ceilidh Place in Ullapool stood out from the crowd just because they had an excellent vegetarian option on the menu. So unusual and avant garde was this blatant subversive vegetarianism back in the day, local police were forbidden by their superiors to drink in The Celidh Place bar in this alleged den of anarchy.

In the mid 1990's, despite having no road to it, the notorious Taigh Na Mara vegan guest house on Loch Broom recieved national newspaper, TV and radio coverage, won national Vegetarian and Vegan Society awards and put Highland vegetarian catering firmly on the Scottish map  with their guidebook Scotland the Green, a vegetarian burger and hot dog stand at a local waterfall and the notorious Rainbows & Wellies Cookbook.

These days there are Scottish B&B's, vegetarian pubs, delicatessens, clubs, hotels, restaurants, cafes,  vegetarian  haggis, vegetarian beer and even  a famous vegan  dairy free cheese made on the Island  of Bute.  Even Glasgow  has embraced vegetarianism and offers everything from an all day veggie breakfast with vegetarian haggis to gourmet vegan a la carte menus.

Scotland , particularly  the Highlands ( from beyond Fort William to the vast area north of Loch Ness and Inverness) have some of the most unspoilt landscapes in Europe and is bubbling with wildlife. The bears and wolves are gone but lots more animals survive and around the coast, otters, seals, dolphins, whales and porpoises can be spotted .See Summer Queen  cruises in Ullapool. Scotland is also a birdwatcher's twitcher's paradise.

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Entries in the guidebook are grouped geographically in sections and within each section alphabetically by county, then town or village, then name. 

Vegetarian SCOTLAND 2015



Aberdeenshire & Moray



Claggan Farm Vegetarian B&B

01340 871935

Wester Elchies, Aberlour, Moray AB38 9SB



Located outside Aberlour, Claggan Farm boasts beautiful views of the River Spey and offers secluded and peaceful accommodation. Guests have private access to the rooms and sitting/dining room and are welcome to spend time in the garden and enjoy the views. We offer a vegetarian and vegan balanced menu composed with organic wholefood ingredients.

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Cafés, restaurants, pubs


Belmont Filmhouse Café/Bar, tel 01224 343507, 49 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JS

Serving traditional and International food from light snacks to full meals, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Website:  Contact:

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Hartleap Bed and Breakfast

tel 01750 82363

Yarrow Valley, near Selkirk TD7 5NQ



Hartleap Bed and Breakfast Borders Scotland


 Stay in an idyllic rural setting in the heart of the unspoilt Border hills, yet only one hour’s drive from Edinburgh. Enjoy delicious home-cooked meals using locally-sourced or home-grown produce. Traditional comfort with contemporary style creates a luxurious retreat.

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Cafés, restaurants, pubs


Damascus Drum Cafe Hawick Borders Scotland Vegetarian


Damascus Drum Café & Bookshop, tel 07707 856123, 2 Silver Street, Hawick TD9 0AD

See display advert above.

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Dumfries and Galloway


Cafés, restaurants, pubs

Abbey Cottage, tel 01387 850377, 26 Main Street, New Abbey, Dumfries DG2 8BY

Situated beside historical Sweetheart Abbey, we serve morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon tea, baked or cooked on our premises. Also gift shop stocking preserves and crafts from around the region.

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Edinburgh and Lothian




Ardgarth Guest House

tel 0131 669 3021, fax 0131 468 1221

1 St Mary’s Place, Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2QF




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Tastefully adapted from a large Victorian home, in a wide, quiet street with easy parking. City centre 20 minutes by bus, short stroll to sandy beach and a promenade that is the envy of Edinburgh! Single, double, twin and family rooms, some en-suite. Cots/high chairs available. Ground floor rooms fully equipped for disabled people.

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Cafés, restaurants, pubs


Peter Potter Gallery, tel 01620 822080, 10 The Sands, Haddington, East Lothan EH41 3EY.   C a


David Bann Restaurant, tel 0131 556 5888, 56-58 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SX.   R L c


Filmhouse Café Bar, tel 0131 229 5932, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ

Serving traditional and International food from light snacks to full meals, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Website:  Contact:

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Henderson’s Bistro, tel 0131 225 2605, 25 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR

Elegant, intimate yet relaxed, the Bistro offers a tempting range of international vegetarian flavours. Open seven days from noon. Email, website

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Henderson’s @ St John’s, tel 0131 229 0212, 3 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EP

This café, situated in atmospheric barrel-vaulted surroundings in Edinburgh’s West End, boasts a garden terrace for al fresco dining. Open every day. Email, website

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Henderson's Restaurant, tel 0131 225 2131, 94 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR

Scotland’s legendary vegetarian restaurant, offering delicious, wholesome food, nightly live music and fabulous contemporary art in the Janet Henderson Gallery. 8am til late Monday-Saturday. Email, website

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Kalpna Restaurant, tel 0131 667 9890, 2-3 St Patrick Square, Edinburgh EH8 9EZ.   R L c F


The Piemaker, tel 0131 558 1728, 38 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1LL and tel 0131 554 3155, 61 Great Junction Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 5HX

We are located in the heart of Edinburgh, trading on South Bridge since 1995, and are now also in Leith. With over 30 different meat, veggie and sweet fillings we have something for everyone. We also offer catering size pies for events - General enquiries - Website

Quality coffee, soups, burgers, sandwiches, cakes, doughnuts and of course PIES!

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Pillars of Hercules Organic Farm, tel 01337 857749, Strathmiglo Road, Falkland KY15 7AD

Our fully organic café serves delicious vegetarian food daily. We are now often open on weekend evenings as well, with a licensed bistro menu that is mainly vegetarian.

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Glasgow and Central Scotland


Cafés, restaurants, pubs

 Flying Duck bar, Glasgow, Scotland

The Flying Duck, tel 0141 564 1450, 142 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3AU

Lovingly trashy underground bar with cheap n tasty vegan food by day, uplifting free wheeling club by night., email: See display advert above.

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Mono Bar Cafe Glasgow Scotland


mono, tel 0141 553 2400, 12 Kings Court, King Street, Glasgow G1 5RB

Vibrant café/bar/venue in Glasgow's Merchant City offering a wide range of delicious vegan fare and microbrewed soft drinks. Mono is also home to Monorail Music and Good Press bookshop & gallery., email: See display advert above.

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Stereo cafe bar Central Station Glasgow


STEREO, tel 0141 222 2254, 20-28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow G2 6PH

City Centre café/bar near Central Station. Breads, pies, cakes baked on premises. Healthy sit-in or take-away. Great salads and coffee., email: See display advert above.

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 the 78, pub restaurant bar glasgow Scotland

The 78, tel 0141 576 5018, 14 Kelvinhaugh Street, Glasgow G3 8NU

Delightful pub in west end of Glasgow serving delicious and healthy animal-free food. Organic drinks, real ales, real fire, 1927 gramophone!, email: See display advert above.

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The Aurora Café, tel 07543 651235, East Stables, Tir na nOg, Balfunning, Balfron Station, by Drymen, Stirlingshire G63 0NF

The Aurora Café is a warm and welcoming café situated at Tir na nOg Holistic Centre. We provide delicious homemade vegetarian food in the form of snacks, light meals and cakes. Email:




The Scottish Highlands 



Nevis View, tel 01397 772447, mobile 07570 133425 14 Farrow Drive, Corpach, Fort William, Inverness-shire, Highland PH33 7JW.   PH  INS CatB Ve NS Acc6


Cuildorag House

tel 01855 821529

Onich, near Fort William, Inverness-shire, Highland PH33 6SD




Cuildorag House Fort William Inverness Highland Scotland Ben Nevis Glencoe Guest House Vegetarian


Stay and relax in our comfortable Victorian house set amongst spectacular lochs and mountains. Large delicious breakfasts and evening meals (often organic and from the garden). Days walking, mountain biking, touring, exploring Ben Nevis, Glencoe, Ardnamurchan, castles, steam trains…

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Suilven B&B

tel 01854 612955

Rhue, Ullapool, Ross-shire IV26 2TJ



Enjoy a warm, homely welcome at Suilven B&B: vegetarian, vegan and special diets; home-made, local, Fairtrade, organic products in a self-built, environmentally friendly, zero CO2 house with spectacular views over Loch Broom.

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Cafés, restaurants, pubs


Riva Restaurant, tel 01463 237377, 4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 3NE.   R L a


The Riverdale Centre, tel 01463 250589, 105-107 Church Street, Inverness IV1 1EY.   C a w org F


Courtyard Café Cawdor Castle, tel 01667 404401, Cawdor, Nairn, Inverness-shire IV12 5RD.   C L a w org F (open 1st May to 2nd Sunday in October)


Tina's Tearoom at the Station, tel 01349 865894, Station Square, Dingwall, Ross-shire IV15 9JD.   C a


The Ceilidh Place, tel 01854 612103, West Argyle Street, Ullapool, Ross-shire IV26 2TY.   R/C/P L a w org F

The Western Scottish Islands 



The Old Croft House Vegetarian B&B

tel 01470 532375

6 Carbost, Skeabost Bridge, by Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9PD



 Old Croft House Portree Isle of Skye Vegetarian B&B


Come for a relaxing stay in our beautiful 19th-century croft house. We aim to provide a B&B experience that is a bit special, with stunning views, breakfasts that are truly indulgent and great hosts, who will really look after you.

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Cafés, restaurants, pubs


Ellishadder Art Café, tel 01470 562734, Ellishadder, Culnacnoc, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9JE.   C c org F

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