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17 foods that only people from Scotland will know

Scotland’s cuisine is far more varied, rich and exciting than many people give it credit for, with many of the country’s regions from the highlands and islands to the lowlands providing exciting dishes.

However, many of these are not as well known outwith Scotland’s borders - from sweets and desserts to breakfast items and savoury favourites, here are 17 foods that only people who grew up in Scotland will know what they are. (Main picture: Square sausage, credit: Naomi Vance)

Also known as square sausage, square slice and Steak slice - a roll and Lorne sausage is a weekend breakfast staple for many a Scot.

1. Lorne Sausage

Also known as square sausage, square slice and Steak slice - a roll and Lorne sausage is a weekend breakfast staple for many a Scot.
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Usually reserved for Burns night, Cranachan is made using whipped cream (or crowdie if you want to be truly authentic), honey, fresh raspberries, and toasted oatmeal usually soaked overnight in a little bit of whisky

2. Cranachan

Usually reserved for Burns night, Cranachan is made using whipped cream (or crowdie if you want to be truly authentic), honey, fresh raspberries, and toasted oatmeal usually soaked overnight in a little bit of whisky
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Potato scones (or tattie scones as they are more commonly known) are another versatile breakfast staple, usually made with left over potato, flour and butter.

3. Potato (Tattie) Scones

Potato scones (or tattie scones as they are more commonly known) are another versatile breakfast staple, usually made with left over potato, flour and butter.
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This wonderfully named regional favourite is a rich, suet-based fruit pudding usually made with spices and dried fruit.

4. Clootie Dumpling

This wonderfully named regional favourite is a rich, suet-based fruit pudding usually made with spices and dried fruit.
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