Regional food growth
Growing our local food businesses and networks benefits all of us. So there’s plenty of support available.
Scotland’s regional food groups are the local heroes of our food and drink sector. There are 18 of them across the nation, from Ayrshire and East Lothian to Orkney and Shetland, and they bring together:
Each group works in its own way, but they’re all looking to put local food, drink and businesses on the map and drive growth. Their activities include:
Regional food groups have a pivotal role to play in the growth of our country’s food, drink and food tourism sectors, and I encourage all food and drink businesses to work with their local group.
Fiona Richmond, Head of Regional Food, Scotland Food & Drink
Whether you are an existing Regional Food Group or are thinking about setting up one in your area, this document is for you. It's a handy reference for everything from the secrets of success to funding and everything in between.Regional Food Group guide
Did you know that 50% of Scottish consumers plan to buy more local food and drink? Now is an ideal time to take advantage of that by linking up with your own regional food group. You’ll find their contact details below.
You can read case studies here on how the funding has helped the regional food groups and what they are currently working on.
To find out more about individual regional food groups, you can get in touch with them directly.
For more general questions about regional food and drink networks and support, contact Fiona Richmond, Head of Regional Food, on firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether you’re part of a regional food group or a business looking to grow, our best practice guides and other information can put you on the inside track for success.