Welcome to Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight 2020

Scotland’s food and drink landscape may have shifted since the beginning of the year but our ambitions remain, proud of the outstanding products being reared, grown and manufactured on our doorstep.

The industry is alive with passionate and talented people, long-established brands and young, innovative businesses who have adapted quickly, taking the challenge in their stride. They are at the heart of why Scotland’s reputation for food and drink remains unmatched and why our appetite for buying Scottish remains unequalled. Now, more than ever, we’re seeing a real and tangible pride in our food and drink.

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight is an annual celebration of the best Scotland’s food and drink sector has to offer, from every corner of the country. Let’s shine a spotlight on our fantastic industry and remind people why it’s so vital to support Scottish food and drink.

Supporting Local

This year’s Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight took place between 5 – 20 September and we wanted to encourage more people than ever to source, buy, eat and promote Scottish food and drink.

We thank you and your business for being part of the nation’s biggest food and drink celebration. You joined us in amplifying the importance of supporting our local food and drink, recognising the suppliers, products and people and celebrating the hard work, determination and innovative ways our industry has adapted to the global crisis

By doing this, we’ll further fuel the demand for local produce, building a stronger food and drink economy and growing our reputation as a Land of Food and Drink.

Join in the celebration

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight 2020 was all about those inspirational Scottish food and drink heroes that helped to – not just feed those in need – but also kept us inspired with their foodie ideas, shared their skills and produced those fantastic products that became the highlight of our locked-down days.

Celebrate Scottish

There are still plenty of ways in which you can get involved now that Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight is over. Below you’ll find just a couple of suggestions to continue supporting the industry!

  • Shop local to support your local businesses
  • Celebrate your local farmer or fishermen by visiting your local butcher or fishmonger
  • Continue to tell the world who your Local Legends are by talking about them on social media

Re-watch a cook-a-long

We hosted several live cook-a-longs with our experts over the Fortnight. 

If you missed out, you can find details on them below…

Sunday 6th September

Judy Murray – Cranachan

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Tuesday 8th September

Craig Grozier – Scottish smoked haddock tortilla – Part 1Part 2

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Calum Richardson, The Bay Fish & Chips – Fish & Chips

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Wednesday 9th September

Gary Maclean – Roast rack of Scotch lamb with caponata

Grilled Langoustine with fennel, pea and herb salad and aioli

Smoked Salmon and Shetland mussel Kedgeree

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Thursday 10th September

Blair Bowman – Whisky tasting

Wednesday 16th September

Barry Bryson – Pan-Fried Trout with Bacon and Seasonal Vegetables

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Thursday 17th September

Chris Rowley, Ballintaggart – Seasonal Venison Carpaccio

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Friday 18th September

Wendy Barrie, Scottish Food Guide – Salted Cod Fish Pie

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Saturday 19th September

Jak O’Donnell – Scotch Lamb and Seasonal Vegetables

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Hear from your Local Legends

We took over the SCRAN podcast. Click the links below to hear from some of our Local Legends.

Episode 1: North East

Adam Elan-Elmegirab, House of Botanicals

Peter Bruce, Skipper of The Budding Rose

Susan Yule, Hungry Squirrel Nut Butter

Click here to listen

Episode 2: Central Scotland

Brian O’Shea, Paisley Drinks Co

Nikki Storrar, Ardross Farm Shop

Scott Smith, Root to Market

Click here to listen

Episode 3: West and Highlands & Islands

Jamie Delap, Fyne Ales

Jill Clark, Connage Highland Dairy

Keith Paterson, Shore Seaweed

Click here to listen

Find your Local Legends

Visit the Support Local directory to food and drink producers from around Scotland. From bread to beer and fish to fresh produce. Shop local and support businesses in your local area.

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Get Involved

Join the Support Local directory

The Support Local directory was born from the need to support local businesses through the unprecedented disruptions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, to help direct consumers to new ways of buying Scottish, through shopping directly with their local businesses.

The appetite of the Scottish public to support their local food and drink businesses has been clear to see since Coronavirus restrictions were introduced in March. Every Scottish region and every sub-section of the industry is represented, giving consumers a fantastic choice and the opportunity to sample new products or support their favourite brands.

It is free for businesses and signing up could not be more simple.

Are you a Supplier or Wholesaler? Find the application form here.

Are you an Independent Retailer or Hospitality Business? Find the application form here.

Please make sure you read the criteria before submitting your application. Any questions can be directed to food-directory@foodanddrink.scot

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