Food and drink

The next stage in making Scotland a global leader in sustainable and regenerative agriculture has been launched.

People are being urged to take part in a consultation on the Scottish Government's forthcoming Agriculture Bill.

The Scottish Government climate change plan has committed to reducing agricultural emissions by 31% by 2032.

The consultation covers a range of key themes including:

Stranraer Oyster Festival is inviting contenders to battle it out for the title of Scotland’s Shucking Champion. Taking place on Saturday 3rd September 2022 at the popular Festival, the Scottish Shucking Championships returns after a two year Covid-enforced break.

Lighting A Spark: Sharing Inspiring Stories about Land Use across Scotland

The webinars are an opportunity for people living in rural areas across Scotland to come together and share inspiring stories about land use, land use change and delivering benefits to local people as well as national priorities.

A total of 24 projects from across the country have been awarded funding of £110,000 to promote and showcase quality regional produce.

The latest round of the Regional Food Fund (RFF) was launched in April this year to support the development of local food and drink projects with grants of up to £5,000.

From Croft Gate to Croft Plate Event 1 – Growing Fruit and Veg in Lewis and Harris

An opportunity to see the work being done by Lewis and Harris Horticultural Producers – guided tour round the polytunnels and allotments at the Lews Castle College site, followed by a Q&A session with members of the Producers.  There will also be a presentation from Laura McEwan from Horshader Community Development who will talk about community allotments and her work with Hebridean Tree Ark, a native tree nursery .

Work to reform Scotland’s aquaculture regulatory processes is underway with the first meeting of a new strategic advisory group.

Community Business Forum - Model Margins by Product Area

This Zoom discussion aims to give a guide to ‘typical’ margins that can be expected in different product areas.

All input and suggestions from participating community businesses welcome.

Scottish Community Pubs Network Zoom

 Free and open to all Scottish community pub group committees, volunteers and advisers: network, troubleshoot and chat.

 About this event

Environment Minister Mairi McAllan has responded to the UK Government Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill in a letter to Mr George Eustice MP and Mr Alister Jack MP. You can read it in full here.

Scottish Parliament have passed the Good Food Nation bill after a Stage 3 debate.