Food and drink

Are you an onshore seafood business looking for support to upskill your team? 

Details of a financial package worth up to £9 million for Scotland’s vital tourism sector have been confirmed by Tourism Minister Ivan McKee. 

The funding package is to be administered by VisitScotland and will be split between affected businesses in the following areas:

Seafood Scotland has launched an innovation programme to stimulate new seafood tourism initiatives.

The pilot will see the trade body work with organisations to explore and support business diversification and to establish new tourism opportunities for the Scottish seafood industry.

Projects awarded funding in most recent round of Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund.

The chosen projects have a specific focus on resource efficiency, cutting emissions, environmental performance and sustainability of agricultural holdings, and are supported by just over £170,000 of funding through the KTIF.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced the breakdown of a lifeline £100 million financial package to support businesses experiencing cancellations due to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant.

The £100 million support package is broken down into:

Last week the Scottish Government announced details of its budget programme for 2022-23 which underlines their commitment to rural and island communities and businesses.

Scotland’s budget underlines the Scottish Government’s commitment to rural and island communities and businesses.

The 2022-23 budget will see more than £650 million in ongoing support across the rural economy in agriculture, fishing, and seafood.

Young People Masterclass Launch event

The aim of the launch event is to provide an insight into our 4-webinar series to support the attraction, recruitment, development, leadership and retention of Young People across the 3 specific sectors in order to support a Covid recovery. We will also be providing an insight session into the specific sector challenges organisations are facing around the attraction, recruitment, development and retention of Young People as a result of the Pandemic and Brexit.

Food: women on the frontline

Women around the world are being recognised for their essential contribution to a sustainable food system as smallholder farmers, and their work supporting their communities experiencing the worst of climate change.

Join in to hear from leaders across Scotland and around the world about the role of women in creating sustainable food systems, addressing the climate and biodiversity crises through agriculture and building a sustainable farming movement.

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