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Food and Drink


The 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.

During this Year of Food & Drink a theme has been allocated to each month

August's theme is Delicious Dairy, highlighting Scotlands excellent selection of yoghurts, ice-creams, cream, milk, butter and cheeses.


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News release (industry) - 30 July 2015

Scotland's Ice Cream Trail Officially Launches in Falkirk

scotlandsicecreamtrailVisitors from near and far will be able to embark on a brand new edible adventure this summer, following the launch of Scotland’s first ever Ice Cream Trail. Launched at The Milk Barn in Falkirk to coincide with the Year of Food and Drink themed month of Delicious Dairy for August, the trail is designed to celebrate and promote one of the nation’s favourite dairy delicacies.


News release - 18 June 2015

Scottish dairy brand unveiled

firstministerdairybrandlaunchA distinct new brand to help consumers identify Scottish dairy products has been unveiled by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon who was joined by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead at the Royal Highland Show. The new brand is a key part of Scottish Government plans to help boost the dairy industry after falling milk prices caused difficulties for farmers in recent months.

Further information on the Scottish dairy Plan can be found at -          

News release - 19 June 2015

Pressing for recognition

pgiscottishrapeseedoilFollowing a working collaboration between various Scottish producers, an application will be lodged to gain European protected status for Scottish Cold-Pressed Rapeseed Oil. Scotland’s Food Secretary Richard Lochhead made the announcement at the Royal Highland Show. The group comprises Borderfields, Black and Gold, Cullisse, Mackintosh of Glendaveny, Ola Oils, Summer Harvest, and Supernature. 

Further information on Protected Food Names in Scotland can be found here -

News release - 19 June 2015

Future of Scottish Farming

FutureofscottishfarmingA vision of a productive, innovative and profitable future for Scottish farming has been set out by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead. The vision has been spelled out in a discussion document called the Future of Scottish Agriculture, which also sees a highly skilled and efficient sector that enjoys its full share of Scotland’s food and drink success. Mr Lochhead launched the document at the Royal Highland Show. 

Further information on the Scottish Agriculture Industry is available at  -