First Perthshire Eat Week to launch in August


Perthshire is to get a new 10-day food festival in August to celebrate the area’s growing foodie scene and encourage residents and visitors to support local businesses.

Perthshire Eat Week will see food, drink and hospitality businesses offer exclusive deals and discounts on a range of dishes and produce and follows the inaugural Perth Cocktail Week held during May which saw almost 2,000 people tap into local deals.

The majority of businesses who took part in Cocktail Week are also supporting Perthshire Eat Week including Scott Findlay, owner of Perth’s The Cherrybank Inn who said, “It was a great incentive for people to get out and try what the different places had to offer. Not only in terms of the drinks and cocktails, but also the food and whatever other products like events the businesses have to offer.”

Andrew McDonald of St John’s Bar and Restaurant in Perth city centre, has also signed up, hoping that Perthshire Eat Week will help introduce the restaurant to more new customers. He said: “Perth Cocktail Week proved to be a resounding success, with our business experiencing a significant surge in first-time visitors and over 600 cocktails sold over the first weekend alone. Our signature cocktail, The Green Velvet, was a particular hit, with many patrons raving about its unique kiwi flavour profile.”

Perthshire Eat Week has been organised by Agency with support once again from Perth and Kinross Council, and with the backing of regional food and drink group, Great Perthshire. Alice Christison, director of Agency, said, “We are delighted to be bringing a second event to the Perth area following the success of Cocktail Week. There was a lot of interest from businesses outwith the city centre, so it is great that Eat Week will allow the wider Perth and Kinross business community to get involved.”

Picture: St John’s Bar and Restaurant Kitchen Team