Food and drink in Scotland could see a £750M boost if producers take on public-sector contracts, such as school dinners

Potential £750M boost to Scottish food industry

By James Ridler

Scotland’s food and drink industry could get a £750M boost, as the government plans to make public-sector catering contracts more accessible to Scottish businesses. 

Scotland's food and drink sector is worth £13.9bn

Scottish food industry to get £70M

By Rod Addy

Scotland’s food industry will get £70M as part of the new Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014–2020, which is expected to receive formal EU approval shortly.

On the right rails? The Caledonian Sleeper service has pledged to support local food and drink businesses

Buy Scottish food, transport firms urged

By Michael Stones

Buy more Scottish food and drink is the message the government is sending to the nation’s airports, stations and ports in the form of an invitation to sign a new sourcing pledge.

The recovery of the Scottish economy has been set back by uncertainty over the independence referendum, claimed an industry insider

Scottish referendum uncertainty hits jobs and investment

By Michael Stones

Uncertainty over the Scottish independence referendum had damaged the nation’s economy by stalling “hundreds of thousands of pounds of investment”, a food industry source has told the Food Manufacture Group.

The Scottish government is consulting with employees at the crisps factory to mitigate job losses

Crunch time for crisps jobs

By Rod Addy

Crisps manufacturer Highlander has closed down with the loss of 28 jobs at Bathgate in Scotland.

Macrae has moved on

Macrae has moved on

Young's Seafood subsidiary Macrae has opened its new £10M seafood factory at Livingston, Scotland, having outgrown its former site in Granton.The...


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