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2014 Food & Drink News

December 2014

Journey towards food and drink showcase - Scotland’s airports, stations and ports have been urged to do more to showcase our nation’s outstanding food and drink - December 30, 2014

Help for community food projects - Bill to boost green spaces - December 29, 2014

Festive Food for Thought - Eat in-season this Christmas for fresh, tasty and healthy produce - December 21, 2014

November 2014

Food Standards Scotland - Chair and Chief Executive appointed - November 19, 2014

Dairy Hub launch - Support for Scotland’s dairy industry - November 19, 2014

Go nuts for Dundee Cake - Consultation launched for PGI status bid - November 6, 2014

October 2014

French fancy for Scottish food and drink - Lochhead meets with Remy Cointreau Group - October 19, 2014

Healthy future for Scottish food - FM announces new partnership to transform Scotland’s relationship with food - October 2, 2014

September 2014

A summer of sporting excellence - First Minister thanks all who contributed and looks to its legacy - September 29, 2014

Household waste recycling - Richard Lochhead welcomes progress but calls for further action - September 29, 2014

Ryder Cup showcases food and drink - Scotland’s world-class produce on the world stage - September 28, 2014

Remember your bags and save 5p - Awareness campaign ahead of bag charging from 20 October - September 25, 2014

EU action on Russian trade ban - Pledge to consider support for seafood sector - September 5, 2014

Russian trade sanctions - Rural Affairs Secretary to attend extraordinary meeting of EU Agrifish Council - September 5, 2014

Ryder Cup showcases food and drink - Scotland’s world-class produce on the world stage - September 28, 2014

EU action on Russian trade ban - Pledge to consider support for seafood sector - September 5, 2014

Russian trade sanctions - Rural Affairs Secretary to attend extraordinary meeting of EU Agrifish Council - September 5, 2014

August 2014

Solway cockle fishery - Management study concludes early - August 27, 2014

Fish processing pledge - the Scottish Government will work with the fish processing sector to ensure it can flourish and prosper in the years ahead - August 21, 2014

Beef 2020 - Rural Affairs Secretary welcomes final report - August 20, 2014

Russian trade embargo meeting - Wider food sector discuss impact of sanctions and seek continued retailer support - August 19, 2014

Record food and drink boost - First Minister hails increase in turnover to £14bn - August 19, 2014

Fish plan to tackle trade embargo - Key themes of 5-point action plan agreed - August 12, 2014

Russian trade embargo - First Minister chairs Scottish Government Resilience Committee meeting - August 8, 2014

July 2014

Plan to grow global appetite for Scots produce - GlobalScots to help with export drive - July 29, 2014

Manufactured export sales grow - Exports rise on last quarter - July 23, 2014

Appetite for growth - Soaring retail sales of Scottish food and drink brands - July 21, 2014

Sustainable management for crabs and lobsters - Outer Hebrides fisheries consultation published - July 4, 2014

June 2014

Supporting Healthy Choices - Major food chain signs up to new diet guidelines - June 26, 2014

Becoming a Good Food Nation - Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment Secretary unveils new food and drink policy - June 18, 2014

FM backs terrific tatties - Application for Ayrshire Early New Potatoes to be given protected status - June 19, 2014

Scots urged to enjoy foods at their tastiest time - Top Scottish chefs get behind new Eat in Season campaign - June 15, 2014

Foodbank fund open for applications - £500,000 fund to address immediate need and underlying causes of food poverty- June 2, 2014

May 2014

Aquaculture ‘pillar of rural industry in Scotland’ - Industry contributes up to £1.4 billion to Scottish economy - May 20, 2014

Scottish shellfish farm production survey 2013 - A statistical news release - May 19, 2014

Net worth of Scottish farmed salmon protection - Fisheries Secretary highlights European protected status success - May 7, 2014

April 2014

Retail sales rise - Continued economic growth - April 30, 2014

Minimum pricing will be heard in Europe - Court delivers opinion on “precedent-setting” case - April 30, 2014

Scottish retail sales grow 0.1 per cent - A National Statistics Publication for Scotland - April 30, 2014

Fastest growth in Scottish exports since 2008 - Annual manufactured exports up 1.9 per cent - April 23, 2014

Volume of fish landings remains stable but value falls by eight per cent - A National Statistics Publication for Scotland - April 16, 2014

Help for those in food poverty - £1 million to support work of emergency food providers as demand soars - April 11, 2014

Beefing up production - Farmers to receive almost £22 million in beef payments - April 9, 2014

Multi-million Euro investment in Scots spirits industry - More than €30 million for glass packaging facility in Alloa - March 7, 2014

Toasting Scottish exports - First Minister promoting Scottish food and drink as part of Scotland Week - March 4, 2014

March 2014

Step forward as mackerel agreement reached - Scotland’s quota increased as two sets of negotiations end - March 12, 2014

Food Standards Scotland - Government Bill to create new Scottish food safety body introduced - March 14, 2014

Fresh food for schools - New guidance aimed at inspiring Scotland’s children to make good food choices that will continue into adulthood has been published today - March 6, 2014

Cities Conferences - A series of enterprise conferences showcasing the best of Scotland’s cities will get underway in Perth this week - March 5, 2014

£6.8m for food and drink manufacturers - Scottish Government investment of nearly £7 million into food and drink producers in Angus has helped to boost business and create jobs in the area, Finance Secretary John Swinney will say today - March 5, 2014

Selling Scotland to the world - Scotland’s famous food and drink will be available across the world under a transformational new plan for a massive push on international exports - March 4, 2014

February 2014

Meat-ing demand - One of Scotland’s leading meat processors has moved into a brand new plant and created 35 new full time jobs with the help of Scottish Government funding - February 25, 2014

Plan to grow Scotland’s seafood sector - Scotland’s seafood sector can position itself as a world leading provider thanks to its premium quality products, according to the Rural Affairs Secretary - February 25, 2014

January 2014

The big cheese - Paul Grant to lead Scottish Dairy Growth Board - January 13, 2014

Supporting Scotland’s families - Free school meals and expansion of childcare add to package for young people - January 07, 2014