Food and drink
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.
The aquaculture sector contributed approximately £885 million to the wider Scottish economy and supported 11,700 jobs in 2018, according to new research.
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.
From virtual foraging classes to online cookery and craft workshops, Foraging Fortnight has announced a virtual festival to be hosted on Orkney this autumn.
The new virtual LEADER-funded festival is a specially curated element of the longstanding Orkney International Science Festival and has been designed to educate and provide the confidence for everyone to carry out foraging activities in their own time.
Helping businesses adapt to physical distancing measures.
Pubs, restaurants and cafes in Scotland will have greater flexibility to make use of outside spaces, as outdoor hospitality resumes from 6 July.