Scotland

Scotbeef hopes to have its new plant operational by April 2019

Scotbeef to fund new abattoir with grant money

By Aidan Fortune

Meat processor Scotbeef’s plans to build a new abattoir and processing facility have received a boost, thanks to grant money awarded by the Scottish Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation (FPMC) fund.

Scotland is still facing an obesity crisis

Scotland still facing obesity challenge

By Michelle Perrett

Two out of three adults and almost a third of children living in Scotland remain overweight or obese, Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has claimed.

The grant will help the company diversify into chilled products

Potato firm scoops major grant

By Michelle Perrett

Food manufacturing company Albert Bartlett is to receive the largest-ever food processing, marketing and co-operation (FPMC) grant of £4M.

Minimum unit price for alcohol: ‘unlikely’ in England

England ‘unlikely to get minimum booze price’

By Noli Dinkovski

The adoption of a minimum unit price (MUP) for alcohol in Scotland is unlikely to be replicated in England under the current government – but Wales and Northern Ireland are expected to follow suit – a leading academic behind the research into its effectiveness...

Map of Scotland highlights iconic food from the country

Scotland’s food and drink showcased in new map

By James Ridler

Scotland’s food and drink sector is being showcased in a new map of the country, highlighting the growing success of the industry – a key driver of the country’s economy.

Scotch whisky must be protected after Brexit, the Scottish government warned

Scotch whisky ‘must be protected’ after Brexit

By Matt Atherton

The Scottish government has urged Scotch whisky to be protected after Brexit, after fears that a bilateral trade deal with the US would allow other parts of the world to produce it.

Hebridean Sea Salt has entered liquidation after losing contracts in the aftermath of an FSS investigation

Liquidators appointed at salt firm

By James Ridler

Liquidators have been appointed at Hebridean Sea Salt, after the business ran into difficulties following a Food Standards Scotland (FSS) investigation earlier this year.

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