Food and drink

Dornoch Whisky Festival 2016

Now in its second year, Dornoch's annual Whisky Festival includes a tasting with legendary Charles Maclean, as well as tours of Glenmorangie, Glen Ord, Balblair, Clynelish and Teaninich distilleries.

Central to the Dornoch Whisky Festival is the Gala Tasting held in the world renowned Castle Hotel. Featuring local distillers such as Balblair, Clynelish, The Dalmore, Glenmorangie, Glen Ord, Old Pulteney, Wolfburn & The Dornoch Distillery as well as Gordon & McPhail, Ben Nevis and Douglas Laing.

Fyne Ales New Brewery
Name of organisation/business: 
Fyne Ales Ltd
Food Processing, Marketing and Cooperation scheme: £358,059

Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival

The eleventh Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival is hitting Loch Lomond Shores with a bang! Amazing food, stunning scenery, superb selection of Scottish drinks, entertainment, fun and live music.

Free to attend - no tickets needed (except for Perfect Pairings & Wild Food Walks)


The Scottish Government is inviting applications to the Good Food Nation Fund.

The national food policy 'Becoming a Good Food Nation' recognises the need to move towards a healthier, resilient and sustainable food system. 

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing is to host a series of summits to drive forward the rural economy.

A series of events tailored to industries including forestry, agriculture and other sectors of food and drink will take place over the course of 2106 and early 2017. The first summit takes place on 1 September and will focus on the farmed shellfish industry.

Name of organisation/business: 
Eyemouth Freezers Limited
£191,801 - Food Processing, Marketing and Cooperation scheme

Applications are currently open for this year's Scottish Enterprise Rural Leadership programme.

The programme is aimed at business managers and employees from rural businesses who want to develop their leadership skills and grow their business.

The course will include:

Green projects in the central belt can now apply for funding from the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN).

In the latest phase of funding, £400,000 is available to projects to enhance woodlands and green infrastructure, boost active travel and encourage community growing.

The CSGN aims to transform the central belt into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and enriches the quality of people’s lives. Since 2010, more than 150 projects have benefitted from a share of £6.2 million.

Arbikie Distillery
Name of organisation/business: 
Arbikie Distillery
£263,233 from Food Processing, Marketing and Cooperation scheme

Dumfries and Galloway LEADER funding roadshow

Are you looking for funding?

  • Are you a community group or organisation?
  • Do you run a small rural business?
  • Are you a farmer looking to diversify?

Dumfries and Galloway LEADER Programme is a European Rural Development programme that can support local community groups and organisations, small rural businesses and farm diversification projects from right across Dumfries and Galloway.