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Regional Food Fund: £95k to Support Local Produce

Local food and drink initiatives are toasting their success this New Year after being awarded grants totalling £95,700 from the second round of the Regional Food Fund. The funding has been awarded to 21 projects across the country  ranging from smaller-scale, localised programmes to larger collaborative initiatives.

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Fresh and healthy Food to Go

Support to deliver locally while cutting down on waste. Scottish convenience stores are to benefit from funding of £300,000 to help meet changing customer demands thanks to the expansion of a scheme which promotes fresh, local and healthy produce. The Food to Go fund,...

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Funding for collaborative local food and drink projects in Scotland

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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2018 Orkney Food and Drink Awards Winners Announced

2018 Orkney Food and Drink Awards Winners Announced

Orkney’s finest food and drink businesses were recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony held in Kirkwall. Thirty-one local businesses were shortlisted for 12 different accolades in the 2018 Orkney Food and Drink Awards, covering everything from the best bar and...

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