A new series of workshops designed to help food and drink businesses sell produce online has launched as part of ongoing efforts to curb the impacts of lockdown restrictions on one of Scotland’s most valuable industries.
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.
Based in the East Neuk of Fife, Bowhouse has developed a reputation as a place for making; a hub of local food and drink producers and traders. A new online market place launched this month allows this connection between producers with customers to continue.
The country’s leading digital farmers’ market, NeighbourFood is looking to reach new producers, suppliers and market organisers as Coronavirus restrictions increase online demand for quality local produce.
Since launching their Crowdfunder on the 20th of March, Nourish Scotland, Edinburgh Food Festival, Edinburgh Food Social, Nourishing Change and Slow Food Scotland have raised over £6,000 for the Food for Good Coalition.
Local food and drink businesses are adapting to the challenges posed by Covid-19 to support the local community in a time of need. The Kitchen at 44 King Street and Transition Stirling have been working together to distribute free food during the crisis, helping to...