SCOTLAND Meals & Drink has launched its annual celebration of Scottish produce with occasions aiming to encourage the nation to “dscover what’s in your doorstep”.
The most recent information from the Information Financial institution revealed that 89% of buyers want to purchase extra food and drinks produced in Scotland when searching for meals to eat at house.
Scottish Meals & Drink Fortnight is an annual alternative for people and companies to champion all that Scotland’s larder has to supply.
The Scottish Meals & Drink Fortnight marketing campaign, which is now in its 14th yr, takes place from Saturday 2 to Saturday 16 September.
The occasion celebrates the producers, producers, retailers, foodservice, hospitality, Regional Meals Teams and Meals Tourism Ambassadors that work to get Scottish produce on cabinets and tables all year long.
MSP and Cupboard Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands Mairi Gougeon mentioned: “It’s no secret that Scotland produces a number of the best high quality food and drinks on this planet.
“Shoppers at house and more and more across the globe know that each factor of the manufacturing course of is dealt with with the utmost care and experience.
“Meals & Drink Fortnight is a wonderful alternative to have fun all that Scotland has to supply and I hope that it encourages an increasing number of folks to find what is accessible proper right here on their very own doorstep,” Mairi added.
Over the following two weeks, Scotland Meals & Drink is working carefully with its Regional Meals Teams and Regional Meals Ambassadors to advertise a line-up of regional occasions.
The occasions intention to highlight produce from throughout Scotland that’s stocked in all places from outlets, eating places, cafes and bars to delis and markets.
Fiona Richmond, Head of Regional Meals at Scotland Meals & Drink, mentioned: “Scottish food and drinks is world-renowned.
“The nation is house to a number of the very best quality produce available in the market with revolutionary and decided people working onerous to make our sector so successful story.
“The Scottish Meals & Drink Fortnight provides the entire trade the chance to shine a highlight on a number of the nation’s greatest producers, and have fun the achievements of our home-grown manufacturers.
“I’d encourage everybody to make use of the Fortnight as a chance to discover the incredible producers on their very own doorsteps,” Fiona added.
Anyone can get entangled in Scottish Meals & Drink Fortnight by becoming a member of the celebrations on social media utilizing hashtags #ScotFoodFort23 and #DiscoverWhatsOnYourDoorstep.