Scottish Government

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.

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 Gwen 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. 

200 trucks a day would be given priority by police

Calais crisis: quick-to-market routes for food

By John Wood

As plans for ‘quick-to-market’ routes for vehicles carrying key consignments, including fresh produce, get under way in Kent, the Scottish government’s fisheries and food secretary Richard Lochhead has urged the UK government to continue to push for a...

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.

The Scottish government pledged to end 'the scourge of misleading information' about the origin of food

'We'll make food labelling clearer': Scottish government

By Michael Stones

Consumers in Scotland will receive far clearer information about the origins of their food, the Scottish government has pledged, after launching a new partnership yesterday (February 11) to deliver that promise.

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.

Tods of Orkney has reduced the salt in its Stockan's range

Scottish scheme helps cut salt, fat and sugar

By Laurence Gibbons

Small food manufacturers in Scotland will benefit from free advice on how to reduce salt, sugar and fats in their products, as part of a £172,000 programme unveiled by the Scottish government.

Three bids reported for Vion's threatened Hall's meat plant

Fresh hope of saving 1,700 jobs at Hall's of Broxburn

By Mike Stones

Fresh hope of safeguarding 1,700 jobs at Vion’s Hall’s Broxburn meat plant emerged yesterday (September 18), after Scottish finance secretary John Swinney revealed that three parties were interested in buying the business.

Jim Moseley urged the government to adopt

FDF calls for 'broader not deeper' public health deal

By Mike Stones

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) wants the government to encourage more firms to join the Public Health Responsibility Deal (PHRD) rather than extend the commitment of its existing members.

Scotland calls food industry summit

Scotland calls food industry summit

By Rod Addy

The Scottish government is rallying food and drink processors to meet with politicians and stakeholder groups in Scotland on May 30 to help map out...