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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.
Thirty-four businesses from across the Highlands and Islands are celebrating after being named finalists in the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards 2017.
Fish and shellfish farming contributes £620 million to the national economy every year, according to new research.
An innovative project to get Scottish mussels to spawn in a hatchery environment has received a visit from Tasmanian partners Spring Bay Seafoods – operators of one of the world's few commercial-scale mussel hatcheries.
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.