Food and drink
Day of the Region returns this September with another exciting and varied programme of free events and activities organised by communities across Dumfries & Galloway.
This year’s activities include a fun run, a village tug-of-war, a huge outdoor film screening, an LGBT Pride celebration, community BBQs, circus skills workshops, crafting demonstrations and loads of live music.
Balgay Farm opened its gates on 21 February for an event to teach school children about local farming and food production.
The free Food & Farming Day was organised by the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) Perth & Kinross, sponsored by the Scottish Government's Food and Drink Industry Division.
Over 900 pupils are taking part a project which encourages classes to grow and harvest their own potatoes from scratch.
The Mr Jazzy Potato Project is organised by the Perth & Kinross Initiative of the Royal Highland Educational Trust (RHET) and sponsored by WCF Horticulture, a leading packer and supply chain manager to the horticultural sector, specialising in seed potatoes.
This year's BBC Food and Farming Awards are now open for nominations.
Is there an outstanding food or drink producer in your area? Do you know an amazing cook? Is there an inspirational farmer you think deserves special recognition?
You can make your nominations for the annual BBC Food and Farming Awards in the following categories:
Scotland Food & Drink are carrying out a short online survey to gather views to help grow the food tourism sector in Scotland.
Food tourism includes any tourism experience in which a person consumes and/or learns about food and drink that reflects the local cuisine, heritage or culture of a place. This includes the active pursuit of unique and memorable eating and drinking experiences as well as agri-tourism.