Scots show appetite for local food and drink


PRODUCE from across Scotland took centre stage at the recent Eat Drink Discover Scotland event in Edinburgh.

Organised by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), the event took place at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston and showcased new and established products from more than 100 Scottish food and drink producers.
Six celebrity chefs – Tony Singh, Adam Handling, Mark Greenaway, Jacqueline O’Donnell, Neil Forbes (pictured) and Scott Davies – were also present, delivering demonstrations and masterclasses.
RHASS educational charity, the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) was also in attendance, co-ordinating farm workshops for high school pupils.
Stephen Hunt, chief executive of RHASS, said: “There is clearly an appetite for this type of event both from foodies and producers and while we were pleased with the response from consumers, we have already identified ways in which we can grow and develop for future years.
“RHASS’s charitable remit is to promote and support the agriculture sector – this is a prime example of how we can work in partnership with the industry to provide a credible and engaging platform to showcase our incredible produce.”