Catriona Thomson

My name is Cat Thomson and I am a freelance food and drink writer, based in the Scottish Borders. For the past couple of years, I wrote a weekly double-page spread called Scotland's Larder, for The Scotsman which told the stories behind food and drink and farming businesses. You can see some of my work at My work has been published in Scottish Field, The Sunday Post, Delicious Magazine, The Alba section of The Times, Scotsman Magazine, Scotland on Sunday, Press & Journal, Courier, Dram Scotland, Hotel Scotland, The Cryer

Special subjects

Scottish food, drink, chefs, suppliers and travel

Languages spoken


Regular work

Bi-monthly magazine The Cryer - East Lothian - I write food feature, food news

Advisory boards / Awards

I was runner-up in the Food and Drink Writer category at the 44th Scottish Press Awards in 2022 for my Scotland's Larder weekly series of articles and I was delighted to have been nominated again in 2023

Catriona Thomson