Rural and Environment

  • Food and drink funds open

    28th January 2022 by

    Statement from the Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon on the opening of two food and drink funds.

    Read more

  • Compensation needed for Scotland’s food and drink businesses

    14th January 2021 by

    Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has urged the UK Government to provide compensation to Scotland’s beleaguered food and drink sector as a result of the current trade issues. The sector is currently facing a series of challenging impacts as a result of the Brexit deal establishing new non-tariff barriers. This is compounded by the coronavirus…

    Read more

  • Update on seafood sector exports

    12th January 2021 by

    Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing met key seafood businesses and organisations this afternoon to discuss the ongoing issues affecting trade. Following the meeting, he said: “The plain facts are these very serious problems have arisen because of Brexit and the UK Government’s failure to agree to proposals about how to implement it – in particular…

    Read more

  • Post-Brexit seafood export delays

    7th January 2021 by

    Responding to reports of delays with exporting seafood from Scotland to the EU as a result of post-Brexit arrangements, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing issued a statement. He said: “The Scottish Government, together with Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and Scottish Local Authorities, have been working intensively for many months to mitigate the worst impacts of…

    Read more

  • St Andrews Day – 12 months as Scotland’s National Chef, by Gary Mclean

    30th November 2018 by

      A year ago I was offered the position of Scotland’s first National Chef. This was a brand new role in Scotland but as soon as I was offered the position I gladly accepted. Why wouldn’t I want to be at the forefront of something I love and am passionate about? Being National Chef to…

    Read more