UKMD Regional: News & Updates

£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...

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...

2019 Scottish Rural Awards Open For Nominations

Nominations for the 2019 Scottish Rural Awards are now open, with businesses across Scotland's countryside encouraged to get involved. The ultimate benchmark of success in Scotland's countryside, the Scottish Rural Awards are now in their fifth year and are partnered...

Food and drink sales: latest stats show sector grows by £527 million

Scotland’s food and drink growth sector generated £13.9 billion in turnover in 2016, a rise of 3.9% from the previous year, and the greatest annual growth since 2011. That’s part of a wider turnover growth estimated to be up 36% from 2007 Rural Economy Fergus Ewing...

Funding for food industry: £3.5m awarded to local food processors

Eleven projects across Scotland have been awarded a share of £3.59 million, enabling companies to invest in infrastructure, upgrade or replace facilities, and purchase new equipment. The Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation (FPMC) grant scheme awards follows...

Boost for regional food and drink sector

£250k fund created to support local produce. Applications are now being accepted for grants of up to £5,000, as part of a new initiative to help drive projects that celebrate and promote locally sourced and produced food and drink. A total of £250,000 is available for...

Developments at Bowhouse put food in Fife on the map

Bowhouse, Fife’s new food innovation hub is unveiling its expanded portfolio of makers based at the St Monans site alongside new funding to support start up food and drink businesses. In the ten months since it opened, seven micro and small producers have based...