7,670 tonnes of farmed salmon were exported from Orkney in 2022, 11% of the Scotland-wide share.
Review of Registration of Food Businesses in Orkney
A Review of the Registration of Food Businesses is required by the recent Audit conducted by Food Standards Scotland which identified areas of weakness in the council’s operation (published on 16th of January 2023).
“We need recognition of where we are”
Orkney’s farmers packed into the Albert Hotel to share their views on the Scottish Government’s future Agriculture Bill.
Food Security: Should Scotland Be Worried?
The National Farmer’s Union (NFU) of Scotland has warned that crofters and farmers are scaling back production due to the increasing costs they are facing in fertiliser, fuel, energy, animal feed and wages.
Supporting The Food And Drink Sector’s Recovery
“Since its launch in 2018, the Regional Food Fund has provided over £550,000 to 121 projects, and this additional funding will support many more projects and initiatives.” – Mairi Gougeon, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands
Shetlanders Seek A Taste Of Orkney
A trip to Orkney has been organised by local industry body Shetland Food and Drink to see what can be learned from the successful sector in the islands.
Orkney Exported £70million Scottish Salmon in 2021
The Scottish salmon industry directly supports 180 local jobs in the islands.
Let Scotland Be Scotland
“A few folk I’ve spoken to today were genuinely surprised at the admittedly astonishing scale of Scotland’s food and drink sector that I outlined in my post this morning. “
Praise for Orkney’s Food and Drink
“Orkney is home to a thriving food and drink sector with many excellent local businesses and producers boasting national and international reputations. “
“we face the prospect of being evicted from the Euros against our will, which in a darkly comic kind of way rather sums up the experience of being Scottish in the age of Brexit.”