Welcome to Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight 2019

There are few more exciting food and drink nations than Scotland right now.  We are hugely ambitious, proud of the outstanding products being reared, grown and manufactured on our doorstep and we are alive with talented people, long-established brands and new, emerging businesses. And we are well on our way to achieving our target of being home to a sector worth £30bn.

And in the eyes of many UK consumers, Scotland’s food and drink is unequalled. There’s a real and tangible pride in our food and drink. 82% of Scottish consumers think we produce the best whisky; 76% the best beef; and 75% the best salmon.  And well over half of UK consumers agree with them.

Scotland’s reputation as a Land of Food and Drink is also helping to drive a vibrant tourism sector too. We have all the ingredients to become a globally recognised food tourism destination.

A Decade of the Fortnight

The Fortnight takes place between 31 August and 15th September and this year we will be celebrating 10 years of the Fortnight showcasing and supporting the companies, brands and people who are championing our country’s larder, enabling them to take advantage of the growing consumer demand for Scottish food and drink.

We’ll be using the Fortnight to amplify the great work that’s happening now and talking about the future potential for Scotland’s food and drink industry. We’ll highlight some of the innovation that’s happening within the sector and profiling the work that goes on behind the scenes with retailers, foodservice and government to help Scottish companies realise their full potential.

We want to encourage more people than ever to buy, eat and promote Scottish food and drink and we’d like you and your business to be part of the nation’s biggest food and drink celebration. That way, we’ll further fuel the demand for local produce, ensure that our businesses, of all shapes and sizes, continue to thrive and, together, build an even stronger food and drink economy and reputation.

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About

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; from iconic brands to innovative entrepreneurs. It’s a time to shine a spotlight on the fantastic people and products that make our food and drink industry one of the most exciting in the world and remind the industry why it’s so vital to source and promote even more Scottish food and drink

How Can I Join In?

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight 2019 is all about getting your sleeves rolled up and making a real difference. And, as always, there are many ways in which you can get involved. It’s all about collaboration and forging new, mutually beneficial relationships between buyers and suppliers. Importantly, it’s about getting those brilliant products in front of customers and consumers.

And there are many ways you can do that, with downloadable toolkits specific to foodservice operators, retailers, producers and more.

<>And, as a thank you for your support, there will be prizes for the businesses who really get behind the campaign and demonstrate a tangible difference to boosting sales & promotion of Scottish produce.

Retailers

Producers

Foodservice

Event Organisers

Industry Partners & Collaborative Groups

Get Social

We would encourage everybody to get involved in the online chat by posting engaging content which gives an insight into you, your business, products or people.

The dedicated hashtags #ScotFoodFort19 and the @scotfooddrink Twitter, Instagram and Facebook can be used to link content and further promote all the activities taking place throughout the Fortnight.

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