Food and drink

The latest round of awards from the first year of the Marine Fund Scotland (MFS) has provided fishing businesses and marine organisations in coastal communities with £7.4 million in funding.

Showcasing Scotland 2024

Showcasing Scotland is the largest global food and drink trade event in Scotland. Spanning three days, the event opens doors to unparalleled commercial opportunities for national and international food and drink buyers and Scottish suppliers on a global scale.

Six Inches of Soil - Taking on the industrial food system

The Food Life Community Supported Agriculture Project are showing the film Six Inches of Soil which is the powerful story of remarkable farmers, communities, small businesses, chefs and entrepreneurs who are leading the way to transform how our food is produced and consumed.

Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon has called for ‘meaningful engagement’ with the UK Government over issues impacting Scottish food and drink businesses.

Scottish Festival of Real Bread returns

The festival welcomed almost 1,000 people last year and this February expects to attract even greater numbers with a line-up packed with events championing those who produce Real Bread, from soil to slice, and that cater to those who value its place on the table.


Grants of up to £2,000 to support early-stage community-owned pub groups are now available to help with initial costs and feasibility work as part of the Scottish Rural Network (SRN) support for Community Wealth Building and Community Led Local Development (CLLD).

March 2024 Scottish Community Pubs Network Zoom

Plunkett is delighted to invite you to our next online networking event for Scottish community pub groups. This evening’s free get-together is open to all community groups involved in a community-owned pub project in Scotland, whether you are at the ideas stage or are already open and trading.

Businesses and marine organisations in Scotland’s coastal communities will benefit from £14 million in grants from the Marine Fund Scotland 2023-24.

A total of 91 projects, with grants ranging from just under £1,000 up to £1.6 million, will support innovation and sustainable practices for the marine economy, including work to reduce carbon emissions. Projects include:

Ensuring everyone in Scotland can access nutritious, sustainable food is at the heart of new plans to transform the country’s food system.

Farm Retail Masterclass - Scotland's Agritourism Monitor Farms Programme

Starting at Macbeth’s Butchers which is a family run business that provides high quality meat products throughout the UK.

In the main, the beef is provided from their own farm, Edinvale, in upland Moray where they rear traditional Scottish native breeds. These are reared in as an extensive, natural environment as possible being fed grass, home grown hay or silage and no growth promoters. Macbeth's also supply a full range of pork and lamb from local farms with a similar philosophy. Macbeth's venison and game is also sourced locally.