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The food and drink industry is a major contributor to Scotland's economy with one in five people in manufacturing working in the sector.

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A Fortnight of Food Adventures

fortnight2014Children from Aultmore Park Primary School embarked on a food adventure to celebrate the launch of Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight.  The Fortnight, which runs from 6 – 21 September, promotes the wealth of produce available in Scotland, offering people the opportunity to learn more about Scottish products, discover new tastes and meet producers.

 

 

Record food and drink boost - First Minister hails increase in turnover to £14bn. 

National Food and Drink PolicyFigures show Scotland’s food and drink industry has grown by 4.8 per cent on the previous year and now has turnover of nearly £14 billion.  The figures for 2012 show that the industry is in an extremely strong position, with growth of some £639m from the previous year.  Targets were set by the industry in 2009 to reach £12.5 billion by 2017, but that was met six years early and Scotland’s food and drink sales have excelled to a new record high.

 

Becoming a Good Food Nation

Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment Secretary unveils new food and drink policy.

good food 2Increasing access for everyone to good quality food to improve Scotland’s diet and food culture will be the top priorities of the ambitious next phase of the Scottish Government’s food and drink policy. The consultation document ' Becoming a Good Food Nation', asks you to play your part by giving us your views by 17 October on the propositions made, contributing to the journey towards becoming a Good Food Nation.The consultation document can be found here