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

Funding for collaborative local food and drink projects in Scotland

Applications are being accepted for grants of up to £5,000 as part of an initiative to help drive collaborative projects that celebrate and promote locally sourced and produced food and drink in Scotland. £65,000 has already been awarded to 15 projects across Scotland, providing vital funding when these initiatives need it most.

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Upcoming Workshops

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.

Jonathan Sharman

Seven Kings Brewery

Really interesting and useful day.  Great environment to ask questions and not made to feel daft for doing so. Recommend!

Kathryn Baker

Sacred Grounds Coffee Company

Enjoyable, relevant and engaging. Relaxed atmosphere – felt comfortable asking questions.

Carole Somerville

Gintensify

I have found the conversations really beneficial and [they] have made me consider how we move forward.

John Walsh

Redcastle Spirits Ltd