Video food blog: Arbroath Smokies

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ARBROATH Smokies originated in Auchmithie, a small fishing village a few miles north of Arbroath, once populated with fisher folk of Scandinavian origin.

The Arbroath Smokie is recognised at the highest levels in Europe. It has official protection through the Protected Geographical Indication, putting it on the same stage as products like Champagne and Parma Ham.

Arbroath Smokies are the subject of this week's video blog. Picture: Contributed

Arbroath Smokies are the subject of this week's video blog. Picture: Contributed

This means the name Arbroath Smokie can only be used to describe haddock, smoked in the traditional manner and within Arbroath. Only the very best haddock can be used to produce an authentic Smokie.

The Arbroath Smokie is just one of the many quality Scottish products to enjoy this globally recognised status joining products like Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Scottish Salmon which are renowned for their exceptional taste and used by leading chefs the world over.

The eyes of the world will be focused on Scotland as the country plays host to the 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2014 Ryder Cup and celebrates Homecoming Scotland. These events are expected to welcome thousands of visitors from all over the world who will all be lining up to sample some of our finest wares helping to solidify Scotland’s global reputation as a Land of Food and Drink.

• To find out more about Scotland’s best artisan and large scale producers, finest food and drink offerings and to see the foodie coverage from some of this year’s most anticipated events visit

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