A Taste of Country Living

Updated: Mar 25

Award-winning Dubai chef Scott Price and his wife Emily return to the UK to open a luxury Scottish holiday cottage, with an emphasis on excellent food and local produce.

Scott Price moved to Dubai in 2010 to take on the role of head chef at Gordon Ramsay's Verre restaurant, and has enjoyed critical acclaim for his contributions to the UAE's food scene over the course of the last decade. Following his tenure at Verre, Scott went on to open a number of the UAE's most celebrated dining-spots, including Folly and Table 9 by Nick and Scott, alongside friend and fellow chef Nick Alvis.

He and his family have now returned to the UK and alongside his wife, Emily, Scott has taken ownership of a farmhouse and small-holding in Eastriggs, with an adjoining cottage which is now available for holiday lets.

The move to Scotland represents for Scott and Emily the realisation of a dream that they first began discussing more than twelve years ago, when the couple were both working for Gordon Ramsay in London.

Emily says: 'When the opportunity to buy Moorside Farm came up, we both knew it wasn’t to be missed and we relocated to Scotland in the summer of 2021. We have huge plans for the future of the farm – there is honey to be made, beer to be brewed, fruit and veg to be grown and harvested, pizza ovens to be fired up.'

Having now settled into their new home, the couple are keen to offer guests a taste of country living at the Moorside Cottage, located on the grounds of the farm. As a couple who have made a living from their love of great food ( – alongside Scott's culinary ventures, Emily has worked as a food writer), they have made it a priority to '[celebrate] Scotland and all the local produce and producers the country has to offer' as they start their latest chapter at the Moorside Farm.

Scott and Emily offer two dining options for guests staying at Moorside: a 'Heat and Eat' menu prepared on the farm before your arrival, or a restaurant-style menu prepared by Scott for those celebrating a special occasion.

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