Harris Distillery brings vital economic boost to the Western Isles
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.
Scotland Food & Drink has appointed an Inverness-based Business Development Manager to help strengthen its support for Highlands & Islands food and drink businesses.
A select group of companies from the Highlands and Islands are among those displaying their products at the Speciality Fine Food Fair in London 3-5 September.
A Moray brewery has set up a new base at a site in Kinloss as it expands to meet growing demand for its beer from new international markets.
Food and drink businesses looking to grow through innovation are encouraged to register for a free workshop which takes place in Inverness on 31 August.
Thirty-four businesses from across the Highlands and Islands are celebrating after being named finalists in the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards 2017.