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:

  • Use the logo on social media and websites
  • Download the PR toolkit which contains lots of information and ideas
  • 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.

If you have any questions about Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight or how to get involved, please contact us by email fortnight@foodanddrink.scot

Consumers

 

  • 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 local Food Hero is by talking about them on social media
  • Attend one of the hundreds of events taking place throughout the country
  • Further inspiration can be found on here

Farmers and Fishermen

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

Foodservice

 

Including restaurants, cafés, bars, hotels, caterers, visitor centres and many others

 

  • 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

Producers

 

  • 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 – in your local high street, shopping centre or at community events
  • Create recipes showcasing your products for use to share with consumers
  • Encourage people to visit your farm or fishery to learn about the source of food
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