Food and drink

First Minister sets out priorities for Government.

Scotland’s recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will be driven by an ambitious programme to build a modern, high-tech economy while staying true to enduring values of fairness and compassion, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.

Forth Valley Food and Drink network is launching a new trail to highlight the region’s local food and drink businesses, free outdoor attractions and picnic areas.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced details of the further relaxation of restrictions across Scotland.

New funding is available for Forth Valley's rural food and drink businesses

Forth Valley & Lomond LEADER has secured £50,000 from the Scottish Government to help rural food and drink businesses adapt and recover from the impact of Covid-19.

A new campaign has been launched to help hospitality businesses reopen, digitise and grow.

When the Covid-19 crisis hit last March, our weekly food shop hit a roadblock. With supermarkets struggling to keep up with customer demand, we took a local detour.

Taking the scenic route forced us to slow down, appreciate what’s on our doorstep and take time to discover the farm shops, markets, makers and producers right under our noses.

An initiative to help drive projects that celebrate locally sourced and produced food and drink has reopened for applications.

Bird keepers in Scotland are reminded to maximise biosecurity and keep their flocks housed after avian influenza (H5N1) was confirmed in a flock of approximately 14,000 mixed gamebirds on a gamebird rearing premises in Leven, Glenrothes.

Laboratory results of samples taken from the flock have identified the strain as highly pathogenic in poultry. In order to limit the further spread of disease, appropriate restrictions have been imposed on the premises.

Additional advisers will be appointed to help provide seafood businesses with support on new paperwork and processes following the end of the EU Exit Transition Period.

SAOS Conference 2021 "SAOS's A-Z for a Bright Future"

SAOS are embracing embracing technology and running their 2021 Conference event online, which gives a great opportunity to reach out to more of you than ever, and share their work and ideas. If you’ve not made it along in person to their conference before, now is the perfect time, there's no travel required and your ticket is free!