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 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.
Connect Local is happy to announce the release of a new series of infographics, showing the growth of the local food and drink Sector, and how Connect Local has supported these efforts.
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.
This free full-day workshop, delivered by Opportunity North East in partnership with Interface, Scotland Food & Drink, Connect Local and the Scottish Tourism Alliance, and supported by VisitAberdeenshire, brings together academic and business speakers to share insights and experiences on working with the food & drink and tourism sectors.
Calling all Food and Drink Suppliers! Are you trying to grow your sales in your region or across Scotland? Are you aiming to showcase your products at upcoming regional trade events to attract wholesales and medium to large buyers? Want to ensure you make the most of...
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.