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Orkney Foraging Fortnight launches an interactive virtual festival

Orkney Foraging Fortnight launches an interactive virtual festival

29th August – 13th September 2020 From virtual foraging classes to online cookery and craft workshops, Foraging Fortnight has announced a virtual festival to be hosted on Orkney this autumn. The new virtual LEADER-funded festival is a specially curated element of the...

Regional food group support scheme – open for applications

Regional food group support scheme – open for applications

Scotland Food & Drink’s UK Market Development team is pleased to announce a new fund to support the development of the country’s regional food groups. This new scheme will help to resource coordinator posts within the groups to deliver both regional and national...

Summer in the Park – Virtual Meet the Buyer with Fife Cultural Trust

Summer in the Park – Virtual Meet the Buyer with Fife Cultural Trust

Scotland Food & Drink is pleased to offer a new, virtual, free of charge, meet the buyer opportunity with Fife Cultural Trust (FCT) this month. The Trust is seeking local/Scottish suppliers for a new catering opportunity across the region, Summer in the Park. Due...

New survey launched to inform business restart planning

New survey launched to inform business restart planning

Dumfries & Galloway’s food and drink brand, Savour the Flavours, is asking people across the region to take part in a major survey to help inform business restart planning. The survey organisers hope that people in every community of Dumfries & Galloway will...

Food Tourism Recovery Group

Food Tourism Recovery Group

In the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the current food tourism board, charged with delivery of the national action plan, has been re-configured as a food tourism recovery group. This small, tightly-focused group will enable the food tourism community (spanning both...

The First Scottish Rum Festival Goes Virtual with Charitable Spirit

The First Scottish Rum Festival Goes Virtual with Charitable Spirit

The inaugural Scottish Rum Festival due to launch at The Merchants’ Hall in Edinburgh this summer will now be a virtual event. Set to showcase Scotland’s nascent rum movement, the programme can now be accessed by rum lovers across the UK and beyond. The festival will also raise money for The BEN, Scotland’s drinks and hospitality charity.