News and Updates
See what’s cooking at Connect Local! You’ll find our latest news and updates listed below.
Connect Local's Ceri Ritchie and Fiona Richmond recently attended an event hosted by Food from Fife, which brought together chefs and producers from across the region. The event aimed to highlight and share the experiences and challenges of catering in Scotland, as...read more
Funding for projects supporting locally-produced food and drink. Small grants of around £5,000 each will be made available to promote Scottish produce. Recipients will include local food and drink producers, and regional food and drink networks, who traditionally can...read more
Scottish Borders Food and Drink Network goes from strength to strength with launch of new website and directory
Last night saw the launch of a new immersive website and annual food and drink directory by the ever-expanding Scottish Borders Food and Drink Network. The launch was held at Carfraemill Hotel, and was attended by leading lights of the Borders food and drink world,...read more
Wednesday 2 May, 10am – 3pm. Civic Hall, Perth.
This workshop culminate in an opportunity to present your company and products to local and regional buyers at any of the Showcasing Scotland regional events organised by Scotland Food & Drink. The next regional event will take place in Dundee on 29th May 2018.read more
Wednesday 18 April, 10am – 3pm. Civic Hall, Perth.
Connect Local is delighted to offer this workshop, which will take you through what you need to know to market your business and product effectively. Ensuring your business basics are right will enable you to pitch successfully to potential new customers.read more
Showcasing West kicked off at Hampden Park on Wednesday 7 March. Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing, welcomed 100 food and drink businesses for the one-day ‘Meet the Buyer’ event aimed at increasing the availability of Scottish food and drink in the...read more