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2011 Food News

December 2011

2011 a record year for food and drink - Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead hailed 2011 as a momentous year for Scotland's food and drink industry - December 29, 2011

Fish for the festive season - Celebrate Hogmanay with a festive feast using Scotland's sustainable fish and seafood - December 28, 2011

12 days of festive food and drink - Celebrate in style with a feast of Scottish produce with family and friends - December 24, 2011

Designs on success - Students invited to enter National Food and Drink Conference logo contest - December 19, 2011

Food & drink exports - First Minister launches Asia trade drive and welcomes £63.6m whisky export sales to China - December 9, 2011

New kitchen to inspire future masterchefs - New school kitchen to inspire budding future chefs - December 8, 2011

£30.5 million funding for rural Scotland - Organic projects among the winners in Rural Priorities agri-environment funding - December 5, 2011

Scotch Whisky in China - First Minister toasts ambitious new distribution plan - December 4, 2011

November 2011

Celebrate St Andrew's Day with a feast - Get together with family and friends to savour some of Scotland's finest produce - November 25, 2011

Scottish creamery scoops top prize - Loch Arthur wins Best Food Producer in BBC Food and Farming Awards - November 23, 2011

Scots have their eyes on the prize - Rural Affairs Secretary meets the dinner lady in line for national food and farming award - November 15, 2011

October 2011

Mackerel crisis talks - Ministers meet Irish in Luxembourg - October 21, 2011

Mackerel talks for 2012 underway - Negotiations begin to seek international agreement on mackerel fishing - October 18, 2011

Scotland's Winter Festivals - Global celebration of Scotland's culture, heritage and creativity - October 18, 2011

Chinese appetite for Scottish Salmon - Export value to the Far East increases eightfold - October 16, 2011

Increase in cereal harvest - Highest yield in 20 years, despite weather delays - October 13, 2011

Scotland needs fair deal from CAP reform - Rural Affairs Secretary highlights importance of securing food supply for future - October 12, 2011

Scottish produce on show in Cologne - Germany revealed as the biggest growth market for Scots food - October 10, 2011

Oat Cuisine - First Minister treats Cabinet to mark World Porridge Day - October 4, 2011

September 2011

Scottish Grocery Retailers' Forum - Rural Affairs Secretary meets supermarket representatives - September 27, 2011

Fish quotas lack consistency - Fisheries Secretary criticises 'meagre' increases for West Coast haddock quotas which will increase discards - September 27, 2011

Catch and release at record high - Fisheries Secretary comments on latest salmon and sea trout statistics - September 23, 2011

Final salmon and sea trout fishery statistics 2010 - An official statistics publication - September 23, 2011

Food company secures 1250 jobs - First Minister welcomes jobs and apprenticeships at West Lothian plant - September 22, 2011

French appetite for Scottish food - Growing demand for Scotland's high quality food and drink overseas - September 18, 2011

Fishing catch remains high - Latest statistics highlight importance of Scotland's fishing industry - September 15, 2011

Sea fisheries statistics - A National Statistics Publication for Scotland - September 15, 2011

Irn Bru - First Minister welcomes 'victory for Scotland's other national drink' - September 9, 2011

Fish stocks - Fisheries Secretary meets industry body - September 8, 2011

Food and drink sector - Latest figures show sector growth of more than £700 million - September 7, 2011

August 2011

Scottish salmon exports on the rise - Government and industry team up to encourage further investment in sector - August 16, 2011

Shellfish statistics - Scottish Shellfish Farm Production Survey 2010 - August 12, 2011

Fish farming in the Western Isles - Environment Minister visits aquaculture companies - August 5, 2011

Growth in retail sales - More needs to be done and recovery needs to be strengthened - Enterprise Minister - August 3, 2011

Retail Sales Index - A National Statistics Publication for Scotland - August 3, 2011

Support for beef producers - New scheme to support beef producers in Scotland's hills - August 1, 2011

July 2011

Fisheries talks - Fisheries Secretary sets out concerns over plans to reform the Common Fisheries Policy - July 19, 2011

EU Fisheries Policy - Radical reform needed to protect fish stocks and industry - July 13, 2011

Food savings waste - Hospitality sector could save £64 million - July 7, 2011

June 2011

Makerel fishing - EU promises action - but not until Autumn - June 28, 2011

Protection for mackerel - Lochhead urges commission to take speedy action on mackerel - June 27, 2011

EU labelling on the menu - Cautious welcome for recommendations on origin labelling - June 26, 2011

A fresh approach to fisheries - Working together to promote 'Team Scotland' and boost Scotland's seafood industry - June 24, 2011

Scottish food companies - Taste of Arran to receive £1.6 million in latest round of funding awards - June 24, 2011

Food on the timetable - Partnership between schools and the food and drink industry launched - June 23, 2011

Support for Scottish food and drink - New £1.1 million package for industry - June 22, 2011

Beef industry - Rural Affairs Secretary addresses first ever national beef event - June 1, 2011

May 2011

Retail Sales Index for Scotland - An official statistics publication for Scotland - May 4, 2011

March 2011

Quality Meat Scotland - Board members reappointed - March 22, 2011

Protecting tenant farmers - Plans unveiled to remove barriers and improve security - March 22, 2011

Food and drink 'copycats' criticised - Scotland's strong brands need protection from cheap imitations - Minister - March 21, 2011

Funding for fisheries - Sixty five projects awarded total of £4 million - March 21, 2011

EU mackerel action 'imminent' - Lochhead speaks with EU Commissioner over Iceland and Faroes - March 21, 2011

International Trade Strategy - China visit to emphasise Scotland's investment potential - March 21, 2011

Fisheries statistics - Fisheries Secretary comments on latest figures - March 17, 2011

Provisional Sea Fisheries Statistics 2010 - A National Statistics Publication for Scotland - March 17, 2011

New EU funding for fishing communities - £4.5 million to support local projects in coastal communities - March 17, 2011

Europeans follow Scotland's lead - Conference on agricultural support - March 16, 2011

Funding for rural Scotland - £61.5 million to create and safeguard jobs in rural and remote areas - March 16, 2011

National Marine Plan - Consultation begins on future framework for Scotland's coasts - March 16, 2011

Makerel quotas - Fisheries Secretary says Faroes mackerel quota is 'unacceptable' - March 15, 2011

Action Plan for organic sector - Increasing growth potential to meet consumer demand - March 14, 2011

Fishing reform - Scottish Government to hold Brussels meeting to highlight sustainable fishing vision - March 14, 2011

Animal health budget devolved - Scottish Government to take on direct control of its animal health budget - March 14, 2011

February 2011

Food and drink success story - Calls for Scotland to get enhanced farming voice in Europe - February 15, 2011

Food education schemes - Pledge for all pupils to learn about food and agriculture by 2015 - February 15, 2011

Support for food sector -Twenty-two food and drink businesses to benefit from £3 million - February 09, 2011

Scots urged to cook in season - New campaign highlights benefits of seasonal food - February 03, 2011

January 2011

Campbells Prime Location - Cabinet Secretary visits Linlithgow firm Campbells Prime Meats Ltd - January 18, 2011

Salmon to China - New agreement will allow Scottish salmon exports into China for first time - January 12 , 2011