Highland Local Food and Drink is all about building business contacts and promoting local food & drink.
LINKING THE HIGHLAND LOCAL FOOD & DRINK SECTOR
Are you a producer of great food & drink in the Highlands? There are lots of hotels, cafes, restaurants, B&Bs and local shops all looking to serve and sell local produce. Find restaurants, accommodation and shops near you you using our easy to search map on our Homepage and get in touch with each other.
Are you a restaurant, café, hotel, bed & breakfast or local shop looking for the best of Highland food & drink? Find Highland food & drink producers using our easy to search map on our Homepage and get in touch with each other.
Not Listed? If you’re not on the map but would like to be, simply register using the box at the bottom of the food & drink map page and then complete your listing as you wish. It’s that simple. If you have problems registering, please get in touch.
Would you like to feature on our Blog? We’re always happy to include blog posts about food and drink businesses in the Highlands. Just email us to discuss what you’d like to blog about your product or business.
SUPPORTING THE HIGHAND FOOD & DRINK SECTOR
Whether you produce, use or sell Highland local food and drink, there’s lots of support out there to help you do what you do best – be passionate about your business and product.
Highland Local Food & Drink Know How Videos
We’ve put together a series of Know How videos to help your with everything from social media to using local food to boost your business.
Know How #1 – Where can I get local produce?
Know How #2 – Social Media Strategy for Food & Drink Businesses
Know How #3 – Social Media Platforms for Food & Drink Businesses
Know How #4 – How does changing your breakfast menu add up?
Know How #5 – Why Use Local Food on my Menu?
Networks, Awards, Advice & Funding
The Highlands is rightly proud of its local food and drink and there are lots of organisations which want to develop, promote and support them. Scotland Food & Drink is a fantastic source of information, market research, advice and promotion for this exciting and ever expanding sector. Business advice from Business Gateway and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to funding through Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) and Community Food & Health (Scotland) – help is only an email or phone call away.
Networks such as Nourish Scotland, Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Forum and the Scottish Farmers Markets are great ways to promote your product and find out what others are doing. Tell us, which ones you use, and we’ll add them here.
Awards are a great place to show off your brilliant business, raising your profile and extending your network. The Highlands and Islands Food & Drink Awards and The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards are two great places to start, but also keep an eye out for more specialist or smaller awards programmes such as The National Fish & Chips Awards, Champion Beer of Scotland Award or The International Chocolate Awards. For those with local food on their menu or on their shelves, there’s The Scottish Hotel Awards for hotels and bed & breakfasts, and Visit Scotland Thistle Awards for food, drink and accommodation providers. The Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards also have a regular crop of great Highland and Scottish food & drink producers and outlets – perhaps next year it could be you!
If you’re looking to register your food business or find out about food hygiene, start right with The Highland Council. Want to go further with training or development? The Scotland Food and Drink Academy is a network of colleges, universities and specialist training advisors providing access to leading edge training, vocational study and skill upgrades designed to boost productivity, innovation, profitability and growth. If you know of any other organisations, networks or places that offer promotion, funding or advice that you think we should be sharing, please contact us.