How Can I Get Involved?


Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight highlights the great variety of food and drink available in Scotland. It encourages people to be more aware that Scotland boasts some of the best natural produce in the world and great variety can be found in every pocket of the country.


There are many things you can do to help Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight come to life including:


Download and use the logo on social media and website

Download the PR toolkit which contains lots of information and idea

Follow us on twitter @scotfoodfort

Use the hashtag on social media to join in with the conversation #scotfoodfort


More ideas specific to foodservice operators, retailers, producers and consumers are available below.



  • Shop local during the Fortnight to support your local businesses
  • Try a new Scottish product and share what you tried on social media using the hashtag #scotfoodfort
  • Celebrate your local farmer or fishermen by visiting your local butcher or fishmonger
  • Tell the world who your favourite producers are by talking about them on social media
  • Attend one of the hundreds of events taking place throughout the country

Event Organisers


Fishing & Farming


  • Scotland’s primary producers have a strong reputation for quality, with success stories including Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Scottish Salmon PGI
  • Join in with the Fortnight to celebrate your role in the success of the Scottish food and drink industry:
  • Download the PR Toolkit which contains ideas on getting involved and the logo
  • Follow us on twitter @scotfoodfort and tweet us your plans
  • Use the hashtag on social media to join in with the conversation #scotfoodfort



  • Encourage a local journalist to spend a ‘day in the life’ of your business, learning how the end product is created
  • Deliver product to a local school, encouraging them to learn about where the product comes from
  • Arrange a school visit to help local kids learn about where the product is sourced
  • The proof is in the eating so get permission to arrange sampling events to allow consumers to taste your products
  • Create recipes showcasing your products for use to share with consumers



  • Create a ‘Scottish dish of the day’ for every day of the Fortnight. Have the dish cooked and handed out as free samples, encouraging customers to try something new
  • Hold a special cookery demonstration for customers on how to cook some of Scotland’s top-quality produce
  • Invite your local breakfast or drive-time DJ to your premises to learn about the story behind your business
  • Encourage your team to visit the fishermen and farmers from your local area



  • Create a special Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight food or drinks menu
  • Run a competition in your local paper for readers to win a complimentary meal. Remember to speak to your local paper’s promotions department to establish its minimum prize value and offer a prize to meet that amount
  • Invite a local school class into the restaurant to watch Scottish food being prepared and cooked, and then host a special lunch for them
  • Take your head chef out to a school to give a talk on Scottish food, where it’s sourced from and the best way to prepare it
  • Invite the farmers and fishermen who supply your business to visit for a meal
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