EventScotland has just published a new and updated version of its popular ‘Taste for Events’ guide.

The invaluable guide, which will have benefits for businesses in Fife, aims to help event  organisers enhance their food and drink offer through local sourcing of Scottish produce.

Food and drink is a vital element of the overall visitor experience of Scotland, and after accommodation it is the second biggest item of expenditure.

In total, each year around 15 million visitors spend well over £½ billion a year on eating and drinking.

Event Scotland said that research clearly shows that visitors want to enjoy fresh, local produce and are willing to pay more for it.

The body has pointed out that visitors can spend up to £20 a day on food and drink at events, and the right choice of food and drink can “change a good event into a great one”

In addition, it points out that good quality, Scottish food and drink will in fact make money for events.

The guide includes:

  • Suggestions on how to source local, Scottish produce.
  • Information to help you decide what food & drink is appropriate for your event.
  • Guidelines on drawing up a specification for producers & caterers.
  • Tips on how to tell visitors about your food & drink.
  • Links to useful resources.
  • Case studies highlighting successful partnerships between events and local food & drink companies.


A copy of the guide can be downloaded at


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