Scotland’s local food and drink marketing advisory service
Welcome to Connect Local
- Do you run a Scottish food or drink business?
- Are you a member of, or thinking of setting up, a common interest or regional group or network?
- Are you working collaboratively to help promote local and regional food and drink?
- Are you looking to develop your capabilities and grow your business?
If any of the above apply, then you’re in the right place!
Delivered by our expert team of food and drink specialists, Connect Local is a free service that can help with advice on:
Some of Our Latest News
Businesses and projects celebrating locally produced food and drink can apply for a share of £100,000 of new funding.
Dundee’s status as one of Scotland’s most exciting foodie destinations has been confirmed with the launch of Dundee Eats – a beautifully illustrated, fold-out guide celebrating the city’s delicacies, food districts, favourite tipples and even its eating habits!
Funding has been granted to initiatives across Scotland to help celebrate Scotland’s regional food and drink industries. A total of 23 projects will share £104,500 awarded via the Connect Local Regional Food Fund.
This free workshop is delivered by a range of specialists with extensive experience working with both the food & drink and tourism sectors. It will offer ideas and opportunities to celebrate ‘sense of place’ plus tips for telling stories around local produce, and...
Connect Local, the Scottish Government's local food and drink marketing advisory service, is delighted to offer business a free practical and interactive workshop designed to help food and drink build sales, marketing techniques and pitching skills for success....
The Connect Local workshops, led by expert trainers, with years of commercial and practical experience, are designed to equip delegates with tangible skills and knowledge to help their business grow. Here’s what some of our delegates have had to say:
Fantastic course. Useful and relevant information. Both course trainers were excellent.
Really interesting and useful day. Great environment to ask questions and not made to feel daft for doing so. Recommend!
Enjoyable, relevant and engaging. Relaxed atmosphere – felt comfortable asking questions.
I have found the conversations really beneficial and [they] have made me consider how we move forward.