Food and drink

Stirling Food Assembly celebrates its first birthday this Thursday (5 October), having sold a whopping 2800 baskets of produce and generated over £55,000 for the local economy. 

Making a Living from Local Food – Networking Event

Nourish Scotland is organising a one-day networking event for new and aspiring small local food and related businesses at the Falkland Stewardship Centre in Fife on Oct 2. There will be speakers, consultation with rural services (including the Soil Association, Business Gateway Fife, Farm Advisory Service and a Scot Gov Department of Agriculture Officer); site tours, and more!  

RSPB Scotland have announced the shortlist for their Nature of Scotland Awards 2017.

The awards find and celebrate the most dedicated and passionate people working to protect Scotland's internationally renowned wildlife and habitats.

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has announced plans to increase the use of local food and drink in schools, hospitals and other public sector organisations.

Funding of £1.2 million will expand the current Food for Life programme, to increase the amount of locally-sourced and produced food in Scottish schools. And a further £100,000 will deliver a new Supplier Development Programme to help small and medium-sized food and drink businesses compete for public sector food contracts.

Watch our latest SRDP on Film video to find out about a Scottish tea growing project.

In our Tea Gardens of Scotland film you can learn how a group of nine tea growers in Angus, Perthshire and Fife are working together to grow tea from seed. The cooperation project was funded by Angus LEADER, Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER and Fife LEADER.

The next application deadline for the Food Processing, Marketing and Cooperation scheme is 19 November 2017.

The Food Processing, Marketing and Cooperation scheme is part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP).

A series of films from the Scottish Rural Network (SRN) will be released over the Autumn to publicise the positive impact and opportunities created by the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP).

The “SRDP on Film” season will highlight a range of projects funded under the SRDP in up to twenty short films set to be released every Thursday on the SRN website and social media channels.

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight is asking people to change one thing and tell them about it on social media.

The nationwide event launched on 2 September and will run until 17 September. Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight is profiling a range of different food themes and asking everyone -- whatever their connection to the food and drink industry -- to change one thing and tell them about it using the #onethingfortnight hashtag.

Festival of the Sea

Festival of the Sea - 10am to 4pm - free

  • market stalls
  • fresh seafood
  • cooked seafood
  • cooking demos by real fishermen and Seafood Scotland
  • arts and crafts
  • live music by Emma Whyte and other great Scottish talents
  • licensed bar
  • West Coast whiskies
  • photo exhibition by Ken Dundas and Michael Russell MSP
  • sea creatures face painting
  • and much more

Premier of play 'Something Fishy' - 7.30pm - £12 full price/£10 concession/£15 for play and ceilidh

Bowhouse Food Market

Bowhouse is a place for food; a vital link in the food supply chain from field to fork. Located in St Monans in the East Neuk of Fife, it offers a collection of makers’ units and a destination for producers and consumers interested in the best Scottish food and produce.

The next Bowhouse Food Weekend will be held on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September 2017 between 10am and 4pm. A harvest theme will be added to this market.