Media Release: Festive fun at Loch Leven’s Larder

LOCH Leven’s Larder in Kinross, Perthshire is the ultimate one-stop-shop for all your Christmas needs!

Gifts, decorations and food galore, you can grab everything you need for the perfect Christmas celebration.

The Larder is getting into the festive spirit by offering the first 50 visitors on Saturday 4th December the chance to grab themselves a tasty gingerbread man. This ultimate festive treat is the perfect way to start your Christmas shopping!

Late-night shopping on 16th and 23rd December until 9pm means busy parents can make the most of the eclectic mix of store cupboard essentials, locally-grown and sourced produce, quality designer home wares and quirky gifts.

Santa will be visiting the Larder for one day only on Sunday 19th December.

Don’t miss the chance to visit him in his enchanting grotto! Tickets are £5, which includes a gift and a delicious piece of gingerbread.

Emma Niven, head of the business at Loch Leven’s Larder, said:

“At Loch Leven’s Larder, we love to offer something special and a bit different so this year we have really gone all out for Christmas! Late night shopping makes a big difference to our customers who don’t have the time during the busy working day and a visit to Santa is always a hit with children.

“Here at the Larder, we consider ourselves to be a one-stop-shop for all your Christmas needs, meaning you can pick up everything from decorations and tableware, to gifts and food.

“We can even create bespoke hampers to suit your needs – the perfect Christmas gift for a discerning foodie!

“You can even order your turkey and pick up all the trimmings for the perfect Christmas dinner.”

A tasting weekend will take place on 27th and 28th November where visitors will have the chance to meet 16 of the Larder’s suppliers including Puddledub Pork, Wicked Chocolate Co and Scottish Liqueur Centre.

Two cooking demonstrations will be taking place at 11.30am and 2.30pm and visitors will be able pick the brains of chef, Brian, who will be on hand to help conquer Christmas cooking queries.

Jeremy Wares, formerly of 63 Tay Street and The Anglers Inn in Perth, will also be making an appearance to promote his new frozen food company, Jeremy Wares Food.

If you’re looking for a break from the bustling Christmas shopping atmosphere, the Larder boasts a restaurant that features a stunning menu using some of the finest seasonal ingredients, grown and served at their best by the Larder’s chefs.

It is also perfectly situated so diners can enjoy the beautiful views of the Loch.

Festive afternoon tea for two is available from Wednesday 1st December for £15.95.

Loch Leven’s Larder is giving away a rocking horse worth a whopping £1,000. Raffle tickets are £5 and the draw takes place on Christmas Eve.

For more information on Loch Leven’s Larder, visit


Issued by threebrand PR, on behalf of Loch Leven’s Larder.

Notes to Editor:

Loch Leven’s Larder offering:

  • Daily seasonal vegetables are available, straight from the local farm.
  • Fresh bread is made daily on the premises.
  • Products stocked include – Kilduncan Eggs, Puddledub Pork, Rannoch Smokery, Edinburgh Shortbread House, Wicked Chocolate Company, Tyrells Crisps, Caledonian Coffee Company, Heatherslaw Bakery.
  • Homeware stocked include – Ness, SIA, Hume Sweet Hume, OXO, Carrie Elspeth, Cowshed, Burt’s Bees, Aigle, Johnstons of Elgin.
  • The constantly evolving Larder gives you a differing experience on every visit with the seasonal offer changing be it Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter.
  • The Larder gift shop is a delightful mix of Scottish, Norwegian and European influences with a twist on tradition, featuring quirky gadgets, quality designer home wares, luxury cashmere and heavenly treats that are almost too good to eat!
  • The family has invested heavily in continuous improvement of the Larder since opening, thanks to Emma Niven, head of the business, including doubling in size to increase square footage (315m2 – 600m2) in 2007.
  • Loch Leven’s Larder employs 68 people, all from the local area, providing locals and visitors with a charming alternative to supermarkets and chain stores with the opportunity to buy fresh, local Scottish produce to take home, or to sample when cooked at its best.
  • Loch Leven’s Larder pride themselves on seasonality and make no apology for not stocking strawberries in December or asparagus in January.
  • For this to happen they need to stick to ‘true seasons’, with seasonality at the heart of the business. Offering home-grown produce (vegetables and fruit) from the grounds of the surrounding family farm, along with some of the finest Scottish, British delicacies from speciality cheeses, cold meats, chocolates and home baking, together with food and gifting influences from France, Italy and other areas of Europe.
  • Loch Leven’s Larder is open seven days a week, 9.30am – 5.30pm (last hot food orders 4.30pm).
  • The Larder will be closing at 3.00pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
  • To contact the Larder, please call 01592 841000; Channel Farm, Milnathort, Kinross, KY13 9HD.

For further information, over the phone interview or images please contact: Sarah Dedecker 0131 454 2030 or Gillian Hamilton

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