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VegetarianVisitor Guide to Scotland 2014

Vegetarian friendly accommodation & eating out in Scotland from Highlands and Islands including Hebrides and Skye, Loch Ness, Glencoe, Ben Nevis, Glasgow , Edinburgh to Galloway ad 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 reached even the outer reaches of the Hebrides

Back then 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.

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 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 , particullarly  the Highlands 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.

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

Vegetarian SCOTLAND 2014

Touring around Scotland


Celtic Dream Tours Inc., tel (USA) 001 813 317 6039, fax (USA) 001 813 254 6404, 1715 W. Cypress Street, Tampa, FL 33629, USA



 Scottish Touring Holidays in Scotland Celtic Dream Tours

We specialise in small group tours that take you off the beaten track of Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland. For 2014 we have a new offering of Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly tours in Scotland. Tours of 10-12 nights start in April (see our website for details) and are limited to 16 people. We will be visiting all the beautiful historical sites around the country, while staying in properties like that shown above, the Culloden House Hotel near the battlefield in Inverness on a misty morning, that are very veggie/vegan friendly - dine with not just one choice on the menu but lots! Stay in Georgian Mansions, Coaching Inns, quaint Manor Houses and unique City Boutique Hotels, while travelling in style on a luxury midi coach. Sustainable travel at its finest.

Aberdeenshire & Moray



Claggan Farm Vegetarian B&B, tel 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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Hartleap Bed and Breakfast, tel 01750 82363, Yarrow Valley, near Selkirk TD7 5NQ



Scotland Borders B&B Selkirk Bed and Breakfast Hartleap


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

Scotland Hawick Damascus Drum Cafe & Bookshop

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

See display advert above.

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Dumfries and Galloway



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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



Ardgarth guest house Scotland Edinburgh B&B

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


The Engine Shed, tel 0131 662 0040, 19 St Leonard Lane, Edinburgh EH8 9SD

Tasty vegetarian menu / child-friendly atmosphere / light and airy with a natural wood floor / art exhibitions from local artists on the walls. Website: , email: .

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Filmhouse Café Bar, tel 0131 229 5932, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ.   C L a w org F


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

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Cafés, restaurants, pubs


Pillars of Hercules Organic Farm, tel 01337 857749, 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 about 50% vegetarian.

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Glasgow and Central Scotland


Cafés, restaurants, pubs

Flying Duck Bar Club Glasgow 

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

A cosy oasis of cool in the city centre selling hearty vegetarian food through the day and a club at night., email: See display advert above.

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 Glasgow Vegan Vegetarian cafe restaurant mono best ever ginger beer

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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 Glasgow Vegetarian vegan cafe Stereo bar takeaway takeout

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  Glasgow restaurant organic vegetarian vegan real ale pub bar west end

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 Scottish Highlands including Loch Ness





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


Cuildorag House, tel 01855 821529, Onich, near Fort William, Inverness-shire, Highland PH33 6SD



 Scotland Culdorag victorian B&B Fortwilliam Scotland

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


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


Loch Croispol Bookshop & Restaurant, tel 01971 511777, 2 Balnakeil Craft Village, Durness, by Lairg, Sutherland IV27 4PT.   R/C a


The Caberfeidh Restaurant & Bar, tel 01571 844321, Main Street, Lochinver, Sutherland IV27 4JY.   R/C/P L a

The Western Scottish Islands , Western Isles - Skye



The Old Croft House Vegetarian B&B, tel 01470 532375, 6 Carbost, Skeabost Bridge, by Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9PD



 Old Croft House Skye B&B Scotland Highlands

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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Ninth Wave Restaurant, tel 01681 700757, Bruach Mhor, Fionnphort, Isle of Mull PA66 6BL.   R L a org F


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

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