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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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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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Environmentally friendly farming

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...

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£65,000 for projects to support locally-produced food and drink

£65,000 for projects to support locally-produced food and drink

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...

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New plan to increase food and drink tourism

New plan to increase food and drink tourism

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...

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