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Food and Drink

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

As well as the economy, food impacts on many other aspects of Scottish life including our health and environment.

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Latest News

Calls for Europe to Consider Dairy

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 Government urged to assist company hit by blaze

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.

New Protected Food Name Application Launched

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.

Scottish Chippie Scoops Title of Best UK Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award

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.

Unicorn Inn receives 500th Taste Our Best 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.