Food and Drink Exports from Scotland are worth £5.5 billion to our economy. The quality of our produce is world renowned.
Scotland’s Food and Drink Fortnight is on now until 17th September and sees a range of events and news to promote this incredible industry. As part of it the Scottish Government has announced £390,000 in funding to encourage school pupils to take up careers in food and drink. The funding will allow Food and Drink Federation Scotland to extend their ‘A Future in Food’ programme, which raises awareness about the wide variety of food and drink careers among pupils, teachers and parents, to 2020.
A Future in Food “ helps teachers, pupils and parents better understand the food and drink industry in Scotland, highlights the wide variety of careers on offer, helps pupils understand the skills required by employers and how the subjects they study in school relate to the real world of work.”
CEO of Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland David Thomson said:
“We welcome the continued long-term support from Scottish Government. Scotland’s food and drink industry is a great place to be. To ensure future success we need to encourage students to start and further their careers in the sector. This programme provides an opportunity for many young people to have a taste of a future career in food and drink.”
Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity in the Scottish Government, has set out his challenge for #onethingfortnight change.
Find out more at Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight but here are some of their recipes to tantalise your taste buds:
Packed Lunch Recipe by Ghillie Basan Fattoush with Aberdeen Rowies and Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop
Check out The Orkney News pages of recipes as compiled by Helen Armet for affordable family meals.
Reporter: Fiona Grahame