From a 17 th century beekeeping manual to a 20th century photograph of fish gutters in Stornoway, this gallery is a snapshot of the historic diversity of both Scottish produce and the occupations involved in bringing these foodstuffs to the public.

'Milk-meats and oatmeal, several ways prepared, and kail and roots dressed in several manners, is the constant diet of the poor people...with this kind of food they enjoy a better state of health than their southern neighbours.'

Edward Burt, 1750s