Scottish Berries with Meringues and Cream

A group of Scottish market gardeners in Angus set up a co-operative to grow raspberries in the early 20th century. Their strawberries were already popular, but they judged that rasps would also ripen well in the gentle heat and long hours of Scottish daylight. Scottish raspberries soon became the dominant British supply.

About Catherine Brown

Catherine Brown is a food writer, author, teacher and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (Scot.). Noted for her food columns in The Herald (Glasgow) for over two decades, she was also a presenter, with Derek Cooper, of Scotland’s Larder. She can be visited at

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