Vegetarian Britain (3rd edition)

Scotland Updates

Vegetarian Britain 2006

Updates to the third edition as at 9 March 2015


NEW Meadowlark No. 39 vegetarian cafe, 39 Argyle Place, Edinburgh EH9 1JT. (near The New Leaf) Tel: 0131 225 1220. Open: Sun-Mon 08.30-16.00, Sat 9.00-17.00.

NEW Natural Foods Etc vegetarian café and health food shop, 55 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH9 8JQ. Tel: 0131 662 0820. Open: Mon-Fri 9.00-18.30, Sat 9.00-18.00, Sun 10.00-18.00. and

Ann Purna restaurant in Edinurgh is now called Bindi.

Black Bo's in Edinburgh has closed. (page 422)

Stereo vegan bar and music venue has moved to 20-28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow G2 6PH. Tel: 0141-222 2254. (page 443)

NEW The 78 vegan cafe-bar and music venue, 10 Kelvinaugh Street, Glasgow G3 8NU. Tel: 0141-576 5018. Open: Mon-Fri 12.30-24.00. Sat-Sun 12.00-24.00. In the premises that previously housed Stereo, Glasgow now has a fourth vegetarian and vegan pub (the others are Mono and the 13th Note). Impressive range of dishes prepared in a largely organic kitchen, and everything is homemade on the premises from scratch and absolutely everything is free of any sort of animal product. Also look out for some unusual theme nights. Menus on website.

NEW Usha’s vegetarian Indian restaurant, 2 Byres Road, West End, Glasgow G11 5JY. Tel: 0844 884 9399. Open: Sun-Thu 12.00-22.0, Fri-Sat 23.00. and

NEW The Flying Duck vegan pub, 142 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3AU. Tel: 0141-5641 450. Open: Mon-Thu 13.00-01.00, Fri 13.00-03.00, Sat 14.00-03.00, Sun 14.00-01.00. Vegan food served till 10pm, soup, sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, quesadillas, wedges, mezze platter, tacos, nachos, ice-cream, all £5 or under.

NEW Tramway vegetarian café-bar, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE, Tel: 0141 276 0953. Open: Mon-Sat 9.30-16.30, Sun 12.00-16.00; kitchen closes an hour before closing time. In an arts centre.

CCA Cafe and Bar, Glasgow now has all vegan food, making it Glasgow's fifth vegetarian pub! (page 445)

Grassroots Cafe in Glasgow has closed.

NEW Foxwood vegetarian bed and breakfast, 11A Ullinish, by Struan, Isle of Skye IV56 8FD. Tel: 01470-572331. A new house designed by the owner, standing in 4 acres of land surrounded by countryside, mountains and moorland, sea and islands, green fields with sheep and cattle. 3 separate areas: large twin ensuite with own lobby; double with separate single room, large bathroom with sauna, jacuzzi bath and shower; large family ensuite with double and single bed, with lobby and space to prepare snacks. £30 per person. Children £15 in family room, no charge for baby. JJ’s Bistro, with lots of vegetarian and vegan food, is 5 minutes by car. Treatments available in the house or nearby include acupressure, aromatherapy, cranio-sacral therapy, Feldenkrais, holographic repatterning, Human Givens therapy, hypnotherapy, massage, psychotherapy qi gong, raw food living, reflexology.

NEW The Old Croft House, Isle of Skye vegetarian bed and breakfast, 6 Carbost, Skeabost, By Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9PD. Tel: 01470-532375. Open: all year. 19th century former crofthouse is beautifully located next to the River Snizort, with views over the hills and plenty of walks from the door. They are perfectly positioned central to Skye and only 4 miles from Portree. One double en suite room from £25 per person, with private patio. Children welcome. Dogs welcome.

NEW Jacksons Wholefoods, Isle of Skye 2 Wentworth St, Portree, Skye IV51 9EJ. Tel: 01478-613 326. Open: Mon-Sat 9.00-17.00, Sun closed. Conveniently near the main square and harbour/quay, so they get lots of tourists stocking up here. Local sourdough bread comes in on Tuesdays. Fridge and freezer with vegan cheeses, meat substitutes, tofu, Swedish Glace. Lots of vegan chocolate. Bodycare. Supplements. Ecover cleaning. MC, Visa. They are part of Highland Wholefoods distributors and can order in anything else you need

NEW Woodland Vegetarian Guest House & Yoga Retreat Woodland, Rosehall, By Lairg, Sutherland IV27 4BD. Tel: 01549-441715 before 8pm. Open all year. 1 double, 2 twins/double (beds can be zipped together), £21 per person per night, single £25. Children welcome. No pets. One owner is vegan and there are amazing optional mostly organic evening 3-course vegan meals for £12.50 (open to non-residents).

Pinto's restaurant in Argyll has closed. (page 441)

For the latest listings get a copy of the new Vegetarian Scotland, 180 pages, £8.95, published February 2012.

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