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2019 Scottish Rural Awards Open For Nominations

Nominations for the 2019 Scottish Rural Awards are now open, with businesses across Scotland's countryside encouraged to get involved. The ultimate benchmark of success in Scotland's countryside, the Scottish Rural Awards are now in their fifth year and are partnered...

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Boost for regional food and drink sector

£250k fund created to support local produce. Applications are now being accepted for grants of up to £5,000, as part of a new initiative to help drive projects that celebrate and promote locally sourced and produced food and drink. A total of £250,000 is available for...

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Developments at Bowhouse put food in Fife on the map

Bowhouse, Fife’s new food innovation hub is unveiling its expanded portfolio of makers based at the St Monans site alongside new funding to support start up food and drink businesses. In the ten months since it opened, seven micro and small producers have based...

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Free workshops for Tayside food and drink businesses

Free workshops for Tayside food and drink businesses

Food and drink business across Tayside are being invited to a two-part series of free workshops in Perth, aimed at supporting businesses who are looking to develop their commercial capabilities Delivered by experts from Connect Local, the Scottish Government’s local...

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