News and Updates
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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,...read more
November deadline for the second round of funding from Regional Food Fund. 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...read more
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...read more
A new funding round under the Agri-Environmental Climate Scheme for 2019 has been announced. The scheme, which promotes land management practices that protect and enhance Scotland's natural heritage, improve water quality, manage flood risk and mitigate and adapt to...read more
The first round of grants to promote Scottish produce have been announced, as part of the Scottish Government’s ‘Regional Food Fund’. The fund provides support for regionally-based businesses and projects, who traditionally can struggle to attract funding. A total of...read more
A new plan to develop food and drink tourism in Scotland will aim to deliver an additional £1 billion to Scotland’s economy by 2030. The industry-led Food Tourism Scotland Action Plan, launched today by the industry and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on the Isle of...read more