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 takes place between 5 – 20 September and we want to encourage more people than ever to source, buy, eat and promote Scottish food and drink.

We’d like you and your business to be part of the nation’s biggest food and drink celebration. Join 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

That way, 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.

Get Involved

How can I join in?

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight 2020 is 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.

And, as always, there are many ways in which you can get involved.

Retailers

Producers

Foodservice

Event Organisers

Industry Partners & Collaborative Groups

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

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 #ScotFoodFort20 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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Join the next WIT Wednesday with @WITScotland member and @scotfooddrink Head of Regional Food, Fiona Richmond plus guests including @GlenegedaleH and the @weerestaurant, to hear how businesses have adapted due to Covid-19.

When? 15 July, 9am-10am.

➡️ https://bit.ly/WIT-Wednesday

People are being encouraged to socialise safely as beer gardens and pavement cafes across Scotland re-open: https://news.gov.scot/news/socialising-safely

First Minister @NicolaSturgeon visited Edinburgh’s Cold Town House venue to see just some of the changes businesses are putting in place

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