Food and drink

Lyth Arts Centre will host one of 12 Unexpected Gardens around Scotland as part of the Dandelion programme teaching communities about the art and value of growing food and other plants.

Applications are now invited for a fund to support Scottish food and drink suppliers and producers to invest in future growth as part of the Food Processing, Marketing and Cooperation Grant Scheme (FPMC).

The next steps in reforming Scotland’s aquaculture regulatory system have been outlined by the Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon.

Speaking at an industry sector conference in Aviemore, Ms Gougeon announced the formation of a consenting task group to make rapid progress on streamlining the aquaculture consenting system.

Today (28th April) marks the beginning of the Dandelion programmea six-month creative celebration of growing, music and community rooted in Scotland but with an international outlook, and with sustainability at its heart. 

Study Visit to The Black Bull, Gartmore - IN-PERSON REGISTRATION

A half day event for all Scottish community pub groups, whether just starting out or open and trading.

The community-run Stranraer Oyster Festival is set for a return between 2nd and 4th September 2022 - book your tickets here.

Regional Food Fund offers grants of up to £5,000 to support projects and initiatives that promote the development of food and drink across Scotland.

A programme of new grants has been launched by Sustain as part of the Food for the Planet project.

New measures to make Scotland a world-leader in managing fisheries stocks have been published for consultation.

Views on a draft future catching policy are being sought along with plans to roll-out Remote Electronic Monitoring systems for boats fishing in Scottish waters.

Progressing the Right to Food in Scotland

The Scottish Government and our local authorities are responsible for a wide range of activities that affect how easy or difficult it is for people in Scotland to afford healthy, culturally appropriate and sustainable food. In this event, we will explore how national and local strategies to reduce the cost of living are affecting household budgets and people’s ability to afford food with dignity and choice.