Regional Food Fund

Regional Food Fund 2023/24

The Regional Food Fund, delivered by The Scotland Food & Drink Partnership and supported by The Scottish Government, aims to provide support for small-scale regional, collaborative projects across the country,

In October 2023, we launched a new round of the Regional Food Fund to support the development of regional food and drink projects across Scotland, with a total of £100k made available for grants of up to £5k.

2024 Projects

22 projects across Scotland have been successful in this round of the Regional Food Fund. Find out more about the projects below.

Aberdeen Restaurant Week, ran by Aberdeen BID (Business Improvement District)

Project will increase footfall & spend on local food & drink in the city. Funding will cover PR & marketing costs.

Angus Food and Drink Trails Development, ran by Appetite for Angus

Creation of two new trails to complement the existing Arbroath Smokie Trail to highlight and support the area's two key sectors - distilling & soft fruits. Funds will develop the concept and online content. 


Online Digital Marketing & PR, ran by Scottish Honeyberry Growers

To promote Scotland's latest 'superberry', the Honeyberry, via a marketing & PR campaign that will, in turn, support the  cooperative of growers & partner producers with product sales.

Tea Scotland Promotional Campaign, ran by Tea Scotland

Project will develop a strategy/campaign to promote the high-quality tea from 13 gardens of Scotland, including tea tourism & product sales.

South of Scotland Food & Drink Legends, ran by South of Scotland Destination Alliance (SSDA)

Project will accelerate the visibility of the south’s food and drink tourism providers by developing’ high-quality food tourism content that can be used to secure influential local, national, and digital media coverage.


Newton Stewart Food Market, ran by Newton Stewart Initiative

To revive a regular food market & run a mini-food festival. Monies will produce a producer brochure; venue hire; posters & paying producers for talks.

Dundee Eat Week, ran by Agency Ltd

Week-long event to promote local hospitality outlets and food and drink projects.

Forth Valley Food Tales, ran by Forth Valley Food and Drink

Project to create a compelling series of documentary-style films celebrating the local food and drink scene in the region, coinciding with Stirling's 900th anniversary year, to position the area as a leading food destination.

Glasgow Food & Drink Week, ran by Experience Glasgow Food & Drink

Inaugural event to promote the city's food and drink and suppliers, as well as Experience Glasgow's food trails.

Shortbread Showdown, ran by Visit Inverness Loch Ness

Support with second edition of the successful Shortbread competition event that brings together producers, DMOs and others as part of the area's strategy to become a food tourism destination.


Taster of Inverness, ran by Visit Inverness Loch Ness

Two-day event to promote the area's food and drink and experiences as part of its new food tourism strategy, featuring press trip and food and drink showcase for B2B and the public.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Hub Sheds, ran by Lauriston Agroecology Farm

To expand infrastructure for the distribution of local food produce from this North Edinburgh market garden which will enable customer growth while improving mobility access and inclusion at  CSA hubs.

Spring Market at Byres Farm, ran by Byres & Avva Collaboration

This new market at the farm aims to engage customers with local food and drink producers to establish closer relationships with
consumers and producers. Plan to run quarterly markets thereafter.


Taste of Moray Speyside, ran by Visit Moray Speyside

Number of events including Cocktail Week, Farm to Fork and Taste of Moray Food Trails leaflet.

An Arran Food Journey from the land to your basket, ran by Arran's Food Journey

Project will create a journey that tells the story of Arran's Food and Drink to its consumers. It will link to its history, highlight physical journeys that can be taken to learn about our food and drink's provenance and tell the story digitally of those that aren't able to welcome visitors directly. Both strands will lead visitors and locals to places to buy and enjoy food and drink from Arran. Physical and digital assets will be produced.

Eat Drink Hebrides online shop, ran by Eat Drink Hebrides

New online shop to enable local products to be promoted and bought.

Locally Away

New food and drink delivery service delivering directly to guests staying in self-catering accommodation in Scotland. Funding will contribute to the official launch.

Renfrewshire Food; First Step Forward, ran by Tenement Kitchen

Project aims to codesign a food and drink strategy with the private food and drink sector, informed by quality historic research, supported by the county’s stakeholders, and focused on practical steps the sector can take. Strategy will be launched at a food heritage symposium.

Bad Girl Bakery Cookschool, ran by Bad Girl Bakery

Project to develop a bespoke bakery /cook school and event space in Muir of Ord to deliver courses and events aimed at a range of Highland based food, food tourism and hospitality businesses.

Up Helly Aa Market, ran by Shetland Food and Drink

Food and drink market to showcase & promote Shetland's food and drink producers(25 market stalls) to locals and visitors at the renowned annual fire festival, Up Helly Aa.

The Food Foraging Collaboration, ran by Love Loch Lomond

Love Loch Lomond & Experience Glasgow will pilot a new project, The Food Foraging Collaboration, which aims to promote food tourism in both areas by creating a 2-day tour including foraging, cooking, and food tours.


Scotland's LADHA (pronounced Larder), ran by LADHA - Scotland

Festival to bring together producers from across Scotland to offer a taste of the country's growing African-Caribbean-Scottish food and drinks scene. Main event will be supported by associated pop-ups in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen and the first online directory of Scotland’s African and Caribbean food and drinks producers.

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