UKMD Regional: Regional Food Groups


Scotland is lucky to be home to many regional food groups. People come together in their local areas, as collaborative networks made up of producers, hospitality & tourism businesses, independent retail outlets and more, to nurture, develop and grow their food and drink sector. 

From Orkney and Shetland to Ayrshire and East Lothian, the groups are powerful ambassadors for their region, providing many services such as business support, promoting their regional specialities, encouraging great production and purchasing of local produce and delivering food tourism projects and events.

Our Market Development team is proud to support these groups and, over the coming months and beyond, via a new scheme to help them and their businesses thrive. Closely aligned with national strategies such as Home Advantage and Food Tourism Scotland, the groups will continue to play a crucial role in the success of Scotland’s food and drink sector.

If you’re not yet part of a group, but would like to find out more, please contact them by clicking on the links below.

If you have any questions about regional networks more generally, please contact Fiona Richmond, Head of Regional Food, on

As well as regional food groups, there are a number of  industry-led, collaborative networks of producers,  working together to grow local food and drink, known as Common Interest Groups. Click here for further information.

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