Scottish Oats and Porridge - Alan Meikle

Episode 14,   Sep 28, 07:30 AM

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 (

The ‘Food Connections’ podcast is created and produced by Dr Laura Wyness, Nutrition Research and Communication ( one of Scotland’s Regional Food Tourism Ambassadors - Regional Food Tourism Ambassadors | Scotland Food and Drink




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