Food Tourism Scotland

New plan to increase food and drink tourism

'It’s 2030 and Scotland is a globally recognised food tourism destination where high quality, memorable food and drink experiences are delivered by proud and passionate local ambassadors.'"

A new plan to boost food and drink tourism in Scotland will aim to deliver an additional £1 billion to Scotland’s economy by 2030. 

The industry-led Food Tourism Scotland Action Plan, sets out a range of actions to maximise the potential of two of Scotland’s most successful sectors - tourism and food and drink.   

Visitors to Scotland already spend around £1 billion a year on food and drink and the action plan aims to unlock the growth potential and secure an extra £1 billion spend on local food and drink. 

Measures in the plan include:

• The creation of a food tourism apprenticeship programme

• Supporting the top 100 visitor attractions achieve ‘Taste Our Best’, our quality assurance accreditation scheme promoting local sourcing 

• Improved marketing for food and drink tourism

• Creating the next generation of agri-tourism monitor farms to stimulate diversification 

• A further programme of Showcasing Scotland events – bringing regional buyers and suppliers together

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