Strapping sheep shearers, horsemen and women wearing impossibly fitted clothes, and quack commandos rounded up by a blind sheep dog, are some of the eclectic combination of attractions at the 2015 Royal Highland Show running until Sunday 21 June.

Here at Avocado Sweet however, we try not to be too undignified in our rush to the food hall, now known as Scotland’s Larder Live.   The event hosts over 100 food and drink suppliers including Mhor Bread, hopefully fronted again this year by the lovely Tom Lewis – he’s pictured below, in front of a pile of huge meringues at last year’s Show. Tom Lewis describes his family as farmers who have diversified into food and hotels which is somewhat of an understatement as both hotels, Monachyle Mhor and Mhor84,  are very stylish places to stay – then there’s Mhor Fish in Callander, a posh chippy which is both a restaurant and takeaway. The Show will be delighted with him though – he is a prime example of the connection between the farm and food on our table.

Other food suppliers include Seriously Good Venison and East Lothian Food and Drink, pictured below at last year’s show.

The show kicked off yesterday (Thursday 18) and finishes around 5pm on Sunday 21st June. Tickets online at £25 for adults (16-65) and children go free if accompanied by a paying adult.IMG_1443 Mhor_Bread 543ea1a0c0Seriously_Good_VenisonEast_Lothian_Food_and_Drink