Scottish Meals & Drink Fortnight launches with celebration of native manufacturers

A CELEBRATION of Scottish delicacies has launched with the goals of highlighting Scotland’s ‘Tales to Savour’.

Scotland Meals & Drink led its annual celebration of the sector, the Scottish Meals & Drink Fortnight.

Now in its thirteenth 12 months, Scottish Meals & Drink Fortnight 2022 takes place from Friday 2nd to Friday sixteenth September.

The marketing campaign goals to shine a highlight on the nation’s finest foods and drinks producers, from cooks utilizing native elements and nationwide retailers selling the most effective of Scottish produce, to native markets and cafés that put Scottish foods and drinks entrance and centre.

(L-R) John Davidson, Mairi Gougeon and Iain Stirling all lent phrases of excessive reward to the Meals & Drink Fortnight.

Regardless of a very turbulent couple of years, Scottish Meals & Drink Fortnight 2022 is a look ahead to the alternatives that lie forward inside the trade and a celebration of the folks in it.

John Davidson, Interim Chief Govt and Technique Director at Scotland Meals & Drink, stated: “Scottish Meals & Drink Fortnight is an unbelievable alternative to deliver producers and customers collectively to focus on the tales which make Scottish produce famend across the globe.

“Our trade has proven super resilience because it navigated the pandemic and Brexit, and now rising prices within the provide chain.

“Supporting native producers by celebrating their revolutionary merchandise and model tales is so essential and we proceed to see an actual satisfaction in what’s being reared, grown, and manufactured on our doorstep.”

Cupboard Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands Mairi Gougeon stated: “Scottish Meals & Drink Fortnight is a incredible alternative to showcase the excellent produce we’ve right here in Scotland.

“It’s also an amazing platform to have a good time the tales behind the laborious work, willpower and innovation.

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“We recognise that the price of residing disaster is making this a particularly difficult time for companies and customers alike.

“I hope that everybody who is in a position to take action will get behind the goals of the Fortnight and continues to assist our very important foods and drinks sector.”

Scotland Meals & Drink toasted the beginning of Scottish Meals & Drink Fortnight at Arbikie Distillery.

Iain Stirling, Co-owner of Arbikie Distillery stated: “For over 4 centuries our household have been farming, 4 generations on the east coast of Angus which is now residence to Arbikie Distillery.

“Our story is one primarily based on heritage, with an revolutionary twist and a sustainable legacy.

“Utilizing solely elements grown on our farms provides us our field-to-bottle ethos and by harnessing our creativity and collaborating with academia, we’ve created the world’s first climate-positive gin and vodka.

“Scottish Meals & Drink Fortnight offers us with an amazing alternative to inform our sustainable story and have a good time Scottish provenance and we’re delighted to become involved as soon as once more this 12 months.”