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.
Businesses in the Highlands and Islands new to exporting or looking to move into new markets are invited to a ‘Doing Business in France’ event in Inverness next week.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) will be in Aviemore this week to offer advice about support available to businesses working in the aquaculture sector.
Taking place in Edinburgh on Thursday 2 June, Scotland Food & Drink’s Demystifying Foodservice conference brings together buyers and key decision makers with Scottish food and drink producers.
Food and drink businesses in the Highlands and Islands interested in exporting to China have the opportunity to access specialist information and advice at a free event in Inverness this month.
Four companies from the region have been shortlisted for the HSBC Scottish Exports Awards 2016 which takes place on Wednesday 23 March at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow.