A Taste of Angus back again

Robert Spink with some of his smokies (kippers) at Arbroath harbour.

Robert Spink with some of his smokies (kippers) at Arbroath harbour.

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An eight day programme of mouth watering events is set to take place next month as part of the second annual Taste of Angus festival.

The festival, which will take place from September 6 to 14, will feature the very best of local produce, including freshly-picked vegetables, the finest Angus beef, venison from the Angus Glens, succulent lamb, free range pork, Forfar Bridies and of course Arbroath Smokies.

With the finishing touches currently being made to the programme, the festival’s organisers at the Taste of Angus campaign are reluctant to reveal too much about what will be happening.

However, they’ve confirmed that the Taste of Angus festival will be at Dundee Flower and Food Festival from September 7 to 9 and at Angus Farmers’ Market in Montrose on September 7 and Forfar on September 14.

The full programme for the Taste of Angus Festival will be revealed tomorrow (Saturday) at Arbroath Sea Fest, which takes place at Arbroath Harbour, where the aroma of freshly-smoked Arbroath Smokies provides a fabulous reminder of the diverse range of tasty foods available throughout the county of Angus.

“After the success of the inaugural Taste of Angus Festival in 2012, it’s wonderful news that it’s to be held again,” said Councillor Mairi Evans, Angus Council’s economic development spokesperson.

“The Taste of Angus Festival not only highlights the quality and variety of Angus food and drink but also encourages local people and visitors to support local businesses, reduce food miles and appreciate the benefits of the fresh, seasonal, local produce that is so readily available in our county.

“This is a fabulous part of Scotland for food, both at home and at the many excellent eateries across the county, and the Taste of Angus Festival will certainly make the most of this!”

To find out more visit www.atasteofangus.com.