Food and drink
Galloway Beef will be the centrepiece of festive dinners across Scotland this year as Aldi champions Dumfries & Galloway’s iconic native cattle breed with the launch of a trio of Scotch Galloway Beef joints in all 96 of its Scottish stores. The backing for Galloways by Aldi has been described as ‘transformative’ by the Galloway Cattle Society, and the start of a process the Society hopes will ultimately lead to Galloway Beef becoming widely recognised as a premium brand.
The food and drink sector is getting £5 million to help its recovery from coronavirus (COVID-19) and prepare for Brexit.
A new joint industry and government plan containing more than 50 actions has been developed to assist in stimulating demand for produce in key markets and supporting businesses to capitalise on consumer demand.
Plans to commission a Scottish Centre of Expertise in Biodiversity have been announced as part of the new draft strategy for the environment, natural resources and agricultural research programme.
Forth Valley Food Festival provided a welcome boost for local food and drink businesses during the school October break (10- 25 October).
From rainbow bread making to picking giant pumpkins, Forth Valley Food Festival has a fun filled line-up for local foodies and families to enjoy over the October school break.
The annual festival, which is now in its third year, will take place 10th-25th October via a series of live social media cook-a-longs, podcasts by local producers and socially distanced events.
The founder of the East Neuk Salt Company has launched a funding bid to bring sea salt harvesting back to the East Neuk, restoring one of Fife's historic industries.
The aquaculture sector contributed approximately £885 million to the wider Scottish economy and supported 11,700 jobs in 2018, according to new research.