Make Innovation Happen is a new and ambitious service supporting food and drink businesses to innovate
From world-class beef and lamb to fresh fish and shellfish, traditional shortbread, Scottish oatcakes and malt whisky, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland has it all.
The food and drink sector in the Highlands and Islands contributes £1 billion to the economy. Our region is renowned for producing high quality food and drink products. Businesses range from large global enterprises through to specialist niche producers, supporting some 32,000 jobs, often in more remote areas.
Not only is the food and drink industry a significant economic driver with great potential for further development, but the quality of our food and drink products play a key role in defining the Highlands and Islands of Scotland to the rest of the world.
The first ever batch of Kintyre Gin is expected to hit the market this summer, creating up to six new jobs.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) congratulates the region’s businesses which scooped four awards at the Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards 2017 last week.
Two brothers are celebrating as the first spirit at their new micro distillery in Dornoch began to flow this month.
Phil and Simon Thompson’s dream of opening their own distillery has become a reality as the Dornoch Distillery opened for business producing hand distilled gin, vodka, rum and whisky.
Scotland’s food and drink industry has today (10 May) launched Make Innovation Happen, a new and ambitious service to support food and drink businesses to innovate.
Eight companies from the Highlands and Islands are giving Europe and beyond a flavour of what they have to offer at the Seafood Expo Global 2017 in Brussels 25-27 April.