Food and drink production is one of the largest industry sectors in Scotland. Over the last 10 years, food exports have more than doubled, it’s Scotland biggest employer, sales of Scottish brands in the UK have risen over 40% and the industry is worth a whopping £15 billion. Food and drink business of all shapes and sizes are now part of a Scottish food and drink movement and we are seeing more and more Scottish labelled produce on UK supermarket shelves and in restaurants across the world. You can find out more about the industry in Fife here.
Food and drink is also critical to Scotland’s tourism sector – with 20% of visitors’ spend on food and drink. Tourism is a significant employer across Scotland, accounting for one in 12 jobs. Within the sector, restaurants employ the most people, accounting for 39 per cent of all employment.
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Food from Fife is a membership organisation supported by Fife Council. It’s a way of bringing together one of the region’s most exciting and important industries with the aim of supporting it and growing the sector. As a Food From Fife member, you will have the opportunity to shape developments, meet and share experiences of other local businesses, get access to insights, training, marketing and trading opportunities and much more.