When was the last time you ate venison, pheasant or grouse? In Britain there is an abundance of game but you are much more likely to find it on dinner tables in the rest of Europe.
Wild Rover Food hope to change that. Their 1961 Land Rover will be towing their ex-Army mobile kitchen to fairs and outdoor events in Scotland to cook and serve game.
Catherine Kilgour and Rob Wright believe that dishes like their venison chilli will help dispel the myths that game is difficult to cook, too strongly flavoured or too expensive. Still not convinced? Seafood and vegetarian dishes are also on the menu.
Like their ingredients, the couple have the provenance to support such credentials; both worked on farms before starting Wild Rover. Perhaps proof that early experiences are the most formative, Rob grew up on a farm near Belfast, and from an early age, Catherine was eating the game that her father had hunted and brought home. Then, in their late 20s, both left interesting careers – Catherine was a features writer with Scottish Field and Rob was a landscape architect in Belfast and London – to start Wild Rover.
So look out for the ex-landscape architect and the ex-features writer towing their bright purple kitchen from their new home in the picturesque village Charlestown, Fife to various locations in Scotland. You can catch them at Dalkeith Country Fair this Easter weekend, Stockbridge market, the Scottish Bike Show on April 15 at Balloch, The Big Tent Festival in Falkland and Culross Music and Arts Festival on 1 July.