About Us

Connect Local is a free, advisory service for the local Scottish food and drink sector. It is delivered by a team of experts from SAC, SAOS, Scotland Food & Drink and Seafood Scotland, and funded by Scottish Government and European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.



About the Service

We offer advice and guidance on:

  • Local food and drink businesses and organisations
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Start-ups
  • Micro-businesses
  • SMEs
  • Common interest groups
  • Foodservice
  • Retailers

If you think we can help, please contact the team.

Our Aims

  • Change behaviour in food and drink production, promotion, procurement and ultimately consumer purchasing towards local choices.
  • Develop the quality, nutritional content and added value propositions of food and drink producers to meet the demands of consumers, retail, foodservice, and hospitality customers.
  • Strengthen the local food and drink economy including the seafood supply chain (diversifying and improving access to local markets).