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Making the most of our natural larder

Each year Scotland hosts thousands of events. Offering Scottish local produce at events brings business benefits to food and drink producers, caterers and event organisers.  Research shows that visitors to Scotland spend around £995 million on eating and drinking and want to taste traditional Scottish dishes, regional specialities and fresh, locally-sourced food while they are here. 

Our EventScotland team is pleased to work in partnership with the industry body Scotland Food & Drink to help event organisers identify and engage with local food and drink producers. 

A range of practical advice on developing the food and drink offering at your event or festival is also available in this helpful guide, A Taste for Events.

A Taste for Events

Published April 2012

How to enhance your event with Scottish food and drink

Scotland's Food Charter

Scotland's Food Charter For Events aims to raise the standard and provenance of food and drink at events to ensure a better visitor experience. The Charter sets out steps to help improve your catering offering.

Scotland's Food Charter for Events

Published December 2019

Helping to improve your catering offering