Food and drink

The Marine Fund Scotland (MFS) is now open for applications for the 2024-25 financial year.  The deadline for applications to the first round of MFS for 2024-25 is 9 May 2024, and applicants are asked to ensure that they have their application and supporting documentation submitted by this date.

Tasting Tayside & Fife 2024

Following the success of the Tasting Tayside event at Arbikie Distillery last year, outstanding producers from Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perthshire are coming together once again, in a networking event that allows guests to experience world class local food and drink and find out more about how to stock it.

Atlantic salmon is often referred to as the King of Fish, reflecting its important role in Scotland both culturally and economically with angling making a key contribution to many rural areas. 

Horticulture – Crop Choice, Rotations and Marketing Produce

Planning on growing and selling veg from your smallholding or croft?

This online talk and discussion for smallholders and crofters is about maximising income from your holding with profitable cropping.

There are several Scottish Government online consultations currently open, which are of direct relevance to rural and island communities.

Consultations are an important part of government policy development, where views and insights garnered are used by policy areas to develop and inform policies that in turn can be progressed into new Bills or Laws.  Online consultations are a key tool in supporting this activity.

Small Space Growing

TTF's Green Shoots project's eighth monthly community workshop is a hands-on opportunity for us to gather to learn and share tips all about growing food in small spaces. It's amazing what can be got out of a square metre bed, up a fence or even on windowsill. Suitable for seasoned gardeners or those just starting out.

Green Shoots project workers Martin and Barney will facilitate this workshop. We'll be covering topics such as:

A consultation on banning the use of cages to house laying hens for egg production has been launched this week.

Views will be sought on phasing out the use of enriched cages, which offered more room to nest, roost, scratch and rest than the previously used battery or barren cages that were banned in the UK in 2012.

The Scottish Government has launched consultation on the National Good Food Nation Plan (NGFNP), seeking views on the plan.

NatureScot has launched a new online service as part of work to modernise deer and wildlife management systems in Scotland.