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Scottish Oats and Porridge – Alan Meikle


Alan Meikle from Hamlyn’s of Scotland explains all about growing and milling oats.

Listen in to learn more about where oats are grown in Scotland and how oats are milled into different products such as pinhead oats, flaked oats or bran. Alan also answers some controversial questions about how to make the best porridge and shares some quirky porridge recipes.

Useful links

To find out more, check out Hamlyn’s of Scotland website
Follow on Instagram: @hamlynsoats or Twitter (X): @hamlynsoats

Date for the diary – 7th Oct 2023 – Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship

For oat recipe ideas check out Hamlyn’s of Scotland – Recipes: Recipes Archive – Hamlyn’s Of Scotland (

and…find out why oats are a useful food for menopause: 5 Scottish foods to support menopausal women

Food Connections Podcast

The Food Connections podcast aims to help you learn more about the food you eat and connect with those who make it.

The Food Connections podcast is created and produced by Dr Laura Wyness, Nutrition Research and Communication who is also one of Scotland’s Regional Food Tourism Ambassadors #ScotFoodAmbassador

Intro music produced by James Mosaic