Food and drink
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.
The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) is one of the charities to benefit from a recent tractor run fundraiser.
The tractor run was organised by NFU Scotland's Highland Perthshire branch and raised thousands of pounds for local charities, including RHET.
A cheque for £1,122 was presented to Alix Ritchie, RHET Project Co-ordinator for Perth & Kinross at the Aberfeldy Show.
The world’s first 100% community-owned distillery, GlenWyvis, welcomed almost 150 new members on the day of the launch. The distillery already has some 2,600 original members who invested in the 2016 share offer and the new share offer was designed to capitalise on continued interest by opening the door to new members. A total of over £75,000 was raised in the first 24 hours.
David O’Connor, chairman of GlenWyvis Distillery said:
Scotland's first oyster festival will take place in Stranraer this September.
The three-day festival will encourage visitors to celebrate the seafood heritage of Stranraer in the south west of Scotland. The catch from Scotland's only wild, native oyster fishery will be the focal point of the event, taking place from 15 to 17 September 2017.