Homecoming food and drink fund assigned

Building bridges: Linlithgow-based chocolatier Sebastian Kobelt.

FUNDING of £250,000 has been awarded to a number of events promoting Scottish food and drink throughout 2014.

The Homecoming Scotland 2014 Food and Drink Fund, which is managed by Scotland Food & Drink, will support events such as Whisky Month, the Ryder Cup opening concert and an attempt to stage the world’s biggest sit down lunch to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Forth Road Bridge.
James Withers, chief executive of Scotland Food & Drink, said: “With surging interest at home and overseas in Scottish produce, next year’s events will be a real culinary celebration, shining a light on our talented producers.
“We’re ambitious and we want to set a new benchmark for quality catering at big events.”
Mike Cantlay, chair of VisitScotland, said: “The country generates over £2 million per day through food and drink tourism, so it is hugely important that we provide the very best products.”

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Image – Building bridges: Linlithgow-based chocolatier Sebastian Kobelt.