Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has called for the UK Government to raise the plight of Scottish dairy producers at next week’s European Council meeting.
Scottish Ministers have been urged to provide support to Northbay Pelagic following the fire at its fish processing plant in Peterhead on Saturday. During Topical Questions in the Scottish Parliament today, Alison McInnes, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland highlighted the challenges facing the company and the wider impact that the incident could have upon the local economy.
Another of Scotland's traditional foods is a step further to being officially recognised and protected, as Orkney Beremeal launch their application for Protected Food Name (PFN) status at Scotland's Specialty Food Show at the SECC in Glasgow earlier this week.
Frankie's Fish & Chips in Brae, Shetland, battered off stiff competition from nine other UK regional winners, all vying to take home the prize of Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award.
A food and drink award scheme, designed to raise quality standards and promote the use of Scottish produce within the tourism industry, has now been awarded to over 500 tourism businesses in Scotland. Cabinet Secretary for Food Richard Lochhead travelled to Kincardine in Fife to present the Unicorn Inn with their Taste Our Best award.