Food and drink

Plans to commission a Scottish Centre of Expertise in Biodiversity have been announced as part of the new draft strategy for the environment, natural resources and agricultural research programme.

Forth Valley Food Festival provided a welcome boost for local food and drink businesses during the school October break (10- 25 October).

From rainbow bread making to picking giant pumpkins, Forth Valley Food Festival has a fun filled line-up for local foodies and families to enjoy over the October school break.

The annual festival, which is now in its third year, will take place 10th-25th October via a series of live social media cook-a-longs, podcasts by local producers and socially distanced events.

The founder of the East Neuk Salt Company has launched a funding bid to bring sea salt harvesting back to the East Neuk, restoring one of Fife's historic industries.

Fantastic Food from Local Producer Markets

This course will help you to look at ways to develop your own local market providing additional income streams during Covid19 transition.

The aquaculture sector contributed approximately £885 million to the wider Scottish economy and supported 11,700 jobs in 2018, according to new research.

Megginch Castle, once home to a community of apple-growing monks, will play host to weekly digital farmers’ market NeighbourFood.

Forth Valley Food Festival will return this October with a series of virtual and socially distanced events showcasing local food and drink producers, growers, brewers and eateries.

The annual festival, which is now in its third year, will take place during the October school break (Saturday 10 – Sunday 25 October).

Savour the Flavours is asking Dumfries & Galloway based food and drink businesses to take part in a new survey to identify business support needs and help shape economic recovery. The survey organisers want to provide an opportunity for businesses to confidentially share their needs, opportunities and their concerns now that the impact of Covid-19 on trading patterns is better understood. 

Food and drink businesses across Scotland have been awarded a share of £5 million to invest in infrastructure, purchase new equipment and upgrade or replace facilities.

In total 30 businesses will receive Food Processing, Marketing and Cooperation (FPMC) grants to support the food supply chain, safeguarding 1,386 jobs and creating 97 new ones.

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