Food and drink
An additional £450,000 has been made available as part of Scotland’s Events Recovery Fund to help the return of events across the country.
This is a top up to the £2.75 million Scotland’s Events Recovery Fund, which opened for applications in November 2020, and together will support 275 events across the country.
Public bodies to prepare plans making good quality food accessible to all
The Good Food Nation Bill will ensure Scottish Ministers and a range of public bodies will produce good food nation plans to support social and economic wellbeing, the environment, health and economic development.
A new programme which places food tourism at the heart of the recovery of Scotland’s tourism and food and drink sectors has launched, with the appointment of 25 Regional Food Tourism Ambassadors.
A project to gauge the impact of environmental and climate change on Scotland’s iconic wild salmon population has begun.
Numbers of wild Atlantic salmon returning to Scotland have declined over the last four decades by around 40%, impacting the conservation status of many rivers in the country.
Forth Valley Food Festival will return for the fourth year in a row this October.
Following the success of last year’s launch, the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) ‘Growing Food Together’ Fund is once again offering a cash boost to community growing projects in Scotland.