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Scotland Food & Drink - support local campaign

Updated: Jun 3

By Sharon Wilson

Thousands of Scots have used the supportlocal.scot online directory to source Scotland's finest food and drink during the lockdown. The website is a one-stop-shop for food-lovers to access nearly 300 local suppliers

of all shapes and sizes; from brewing giants Williams Brothers in Alloa, to Busta House Hotel on Shetland. Created by industry body, Scotland Food & Drink, the supportlocal.scot platform aims to connect consumers directly with food and drink 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. Companies across the country have innovated to survive. For example, East Lothian's Yester Farm Dairies pivoted their sales to online orders and home deliveries. Ethical Dairy in Galloway adapted its offering to create a successful cheese box. Lucy Husband, UK Market Development Director at Scotland Food & Drink, said: " It's fantastic to see Scots get behind local businesses and appreciate the unrivalled larder that we're so lucky to have on our doorstep."

Rural Secretary Fergus Ewing said: " In these difficult times, we have also seen the sector's resilience, creativity and innovation. I want to take this opportunity to thank those working in the sector for their continued dedication to ensuring people have access to good food ."

Sally MacColl of Tobermory Fish Company, said: "Tobermory Fish Company is a third-generation family business and has built strong foundations over the years as a mail-order business. We are delighted to be able to continue to provide our smoked fish and produce to customers both in our local community and across the UK. " For further information on Scotland Food & Drink, please visit: www.foodanddrink.scot.




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