Scotland’s larder is in the spotlight once again in 2015 as, in partnership with Scottish Government, VisitScotland, EventScotland and Think Local, we celebrate the Year of Food and Drink, hot on the heels of the year of Homecoming and the triumphant sporting events where quality Scottish produce took centre-stage.
The aim of the Year is to mark, highlight and promote Scotland’s abundant, quality produce to our people and visitors, demonstrating that we are a destination for delicious food and drink and its key role in our economic growth and cultural development. A series of monthly themes which focus on the breadth of the Scottish food and drink offering have been developed. Building on Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, September’s theme is Celebration with a focus on events and products that celebrate provenance and the produce on our doorstep. The following support is available free of charge:
•Event listing: Register your event for a free listing on the VisitScotland site here.
•Official logo: To support events and activities, a special Year of Food and Drink logo has been created along with guidelines on how to use it. Further information through VisitScotland’s marketing toolkit.
•Social media: Tweet about it! Use the twitter handles @scotfooddrink @Thinklocalscot and official hashtags #TasteScotland #eatscottish.
•#ScotFood: Join in the monthly ScotFood chat on Twitter, on the first Monday of each month 9pm-10pm. Look out for questions and guidance via @scotfooddrink and this website.
•Postcards and bunting: A limited amount of bunting and postcards are available for use. Email for availability.
•Eat Scottish: This blog features interesting articles throughout the year following the monthly themes.
Please contact Fiona Richmond, Project Manager at email@example.com with any queries regarding the Year of Food and Drink.