A plan for smart recovery

A joint, industry and Scottish Government programme for Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink sector.

Recovering from Coronavirus and navigating post-Brexit

The pandemic changed everything, and Brexit has disrupted our industry. We are adapting to new realities – and we must make them work for us.

The Recovery Plan amplifies and accelerates the core work of the Scotland Food & Drink Partnership in delivering Ambition 2030. Critically though, it adds new catalyst actions to jump start and expediate Scotland’s recovery.

A plan for smart recovery

Delivering Scotland’s recovery

The delivery of the Recovery Plan takes us out to 2023 and businesses will see a continuous stream of actions being delivered across the three years of this plan.

Find out more on the latest developments and activity

Brexit response

Preparations for Brexit were challenging, and the initial post-transition period hit some of our sectors hard. But we are now navigating our way through the new EU trade landscape, keeping our finger on the pulse of the latest developments and influencing where we need to.

Updates and advice on Brexit support can be found on our Brexit page

Covid-19 response

From the start of the pandemic, the Scotland Food & Drink Partnership has worked hard to provide practical, fast support to businesses of all sizes and the UK and Scottish Government has provided welcome financial support to many businesses across the industry to help them weather the storm.

All of this can be found on the Coronavirus Hub


There has already been remarkable resilience and innovation shown by food and drink businesses in responding to the pandemic, whether that being the finding of new routes to market themselves or in the actions they have taken to support their workforce and the communities around them. However, we now need to help drive the recovery and at the same time, prepare for – and adapt to - the great disruption and uncertainty that the end of the Brexit transition period will inevitably bring to the sector.

Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary of Rural Economy and Tourism

Initiatives to support your recovery

Stimulating demand and markets at home and overseas and supporting businesses to take advantage of those opportunities.

The Academy

The Academy is a unique, market-focused, and commercially orientated training programme that helps Scottish food and drink producers

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Greening Your Business

Climate change matters to the world, to Scotland and the people you sell to, raise money from or employ. It also matters to your business.

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Support Local

Connecting you with food and drink producers from around Scotland. From bread to beer and fish to fresh produce. Shop local and support businesses in your local area.

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Market development

Your key to unlocking new markets and planning for growth

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Market intelligence

We turn information into actionable insights for daily decision-making and strategic planning, helping you to navigate the ever-changing food and drink landscape

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Check out our latest events

Find out what food and drink events are happening in and around Scotland and beyond.



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