“It boasts hot porridge doused in whisky, fresh ostrich meat, organic beers and hunks of wild boar, and it nestles under the battlements of one of the country’s most imposing castles. Welcome to the farmers’ market in Edinburgh, officially crowned as the best in Britain.

Now six years old, the Edinburgh market is one of the few in Britain to open every weekend. Its award from Country Life, to be handed over by the magazine’s editor, Mark Hedges, tomorrow, is the latest accolade. It has also been judged the UK’s best by the Farmers Retail and Markets Association (Farma), the national industry body.”