BBC chefs try a sample of Oban

Nick Nairn, left, and Dougie Vipond, join Michelin starred chef Billy Boyter and crime writer Val McDermid in the second episode of The Great Food Guys.

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BBC Scotland’s The Great Food Guys served up the starter in its new series last Thursday night, and this week’s episode includes a visit to Oban.

Hosts Nick Nairn and Dougie Vipond are celebrating the fantastic range of food and drink Scotland has to offer in their country kitchen, located in Fettercairn in Aberdeenshire.

‘We are back at our countryside kitchen to cook some great food inspired by our road trips,’ said Dougie.’

In the second episode of this eight part series, the duo are focusing on wild food and on the menu is Gnocchi with Smoked Haddock and Wild Greens. Joining then in the kitchen are Michelin starred chef, Billy Boyter from The Cellar in Anstruther and top crime writer and fellow Fifer Val McDermid.

Recorded before lockdown restrictions took effect, the programme will also feature sample sessions – out on the road with the Landward van – with locals in Oban.

Other guests who will feature later in the series Still Game’s Jane McCarry, comedian farmer Jim Smith, TV presenter JJ Chalmers, Call the Midwife’s Laura Main, River City’s Sanjeev Kohli and weather presenter Judith Ralston.

The Great Food Guys, which is produced by BBC Studios The Documentary Unit Scotland, goes out at 8pm on Thursday evenings and is repeated on BBC One on Saturday mornings at 11.30am.