Video: the making of Stornoway black pudding

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SCOTLAND enjoys an extensive natural larder with plenty to shout about - From fine cheeses and whisky to mouth-watering seafood and other delicacies.

In this video blog we see how producer Charles MacLeod prepares one of Scotland’s most famous products - Stornoway black pudding. Charles MacLeod’s Stornoway black pudding is produced from a family recipe on the Isle of Lewis and is famous for being a true ‘taste of the islands’. The business was established in 1947 and has been passed down through the generations with the recipe being a very closely kept secret disclosed only to a chosen few.

Picture: TSPL

Picture: TSPL

Stornoway black pudding is one of our country’s most renowned products which enjoys the much coveted PGI status (Protected Geographical Indication) putting it in the same category as produce like Parma Ham or Champagne in terms of quality assurance.

The video, which promotes the best of Scotland’s natural larder, sits within the dedicated TV hub,, where visitors can view clips from top Scottish chefs and producers as well as from some key 2014 events to gain insight into Scotland’s booming food and drink offering.

The major events of 2014 offer a great stage to showcase Scotland’s wares to the world, shout about our outstanding produce and promote ourselves as a true Land of Food and Drink as we head into next year which has been dedicated as a Year of Food and Drink.