Food and drink is one of the largest industry sectors in Scotland
Our food and drink sector has come a long way. Over the last 10 years, food exports have more than doubled and our industry is one of the best performing sectors of the economy.
The statistics are astounding. Food and drink is now Scotland's biggest employer and the industry is worth a mighty £15 billion. And we’re only just getting started. Food and drink business of all shapes and sizes are adding their weight to the cause and boosting our momentum. Every single day more and more Scottish produce is finding a place on supermarket shelves and restaurant menus across the world.
Increase in food exports in the last 10 years
Increase in sales of Scottish brands in the UK
is the value of the food and drink industry
Sustaining Scotland. Supplying the world.
A strategy for Scotland’s food and drink industry
Our industry is bursting with tenacious producers, a dynamic support network, and a world-class research base – all working together to grow the sector.
The Scotland Food & Drink Partnership work as one to deliver our industry strategy. With an unwavering focus on profitable and sustainable growth, we are here to help everyone in our industry.
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In 2022, exports of Scottish food and drink were valued at over £8bn
Strengthening reputations, developing growth, broadening networks.
We are here to nurture, support and champion the people and products of Scotland’s food and drink industry to help deliver continued and growing success. To guide our members to realise untapped potential, unlock new markets and maximise opportunities.
Industry news and views
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On Saturday 23 September, Isle of Harris Distillers launched its long-awaited single malt Scotch whisky, The Hearach, to record queues at the distillery in Tarbert and online – where stock sold out in just four and a half hours.
An exciting new food and drink event – “Taster of Inverness” is currently looking for local producers, particularly those in the catering industry to get in touch to take part.
Isle of Harris Distillers today, Friday 22 September 2023, announces the release of its long-awaited single malt Scotch whisky, The Hearach.