Food and drink is a targeted growth sector for Inverclyde given the excellent inter-connectivity, premises, proximity to central belt, ability to import and export from Greenock Ocean Terminal and the 2030 £30bn ambition to grow the food and drink industry in Scotland. Taste Inverclyde was created as a vehicle to support and highlight the food and drink opportunities and successes across the area.
Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish charity, that aims to change the way we think about the world around us; how we choose to travel, what we throw away and the way we eat. Stirling NeighbourFood is one of the ways we help make it easier to put more sustainable, local and seasonal food on our plates.
Renowned Edinburgh restaurateur, Fred Berkmiller, travelled to Shetland in October 2018. Fred talks to Connect Local about his experience and, in so doing, hopes to inspire others about the quality of the island’s larder.
The Forth Valley Food Festival is an on-going series of food events and campaigns with the aim of celebrating and showcasing the local food larder and supporting food producers, processors and providers, under the umbrella of Forth Valley & Lomond Leader and Stirling Council.
Developing a skilled a vibrant workforce is one of the key aims of the recently-launched Food Tourism Scotland action plan. A local, independent Highland bakery shows how developing and retaining staff,
often difficult in a remote area, is key to its success.