Huntly’s “A Bite on the Side” edible trail is the concept of local artist Norma D Hunter and links two woodland areas in the town with a series of plantings providing free food beneficial to health and for everyone's enjoyment.
The edible trail consists of various " planted spots " i.e. an orchard in the primary school yard and one in a housing estate, s fruit bushes in local parks and herbs at the railway station and in local streets and drives. Also wild edible plants are identified where naturally occurring along the route. The whole route can be walked approximately 5 km or any part of it. A map/leaflet was developed and is made available in the local library and tourist office and it has it's own face-book page https://www.facebook.com/BiteOnTheSide. Local people and school children helped plant and continue to maintain the route and it had an official opening in August 2013. It has featured as an event walk in the town's Hairst festival for the last 2 years. Recently the public health co-ordinator of Kincardine and Deeside has asked help from Bite on the Side to develop a similar project in their constituency called "Tasty Trails"