Local MP Backs Stirling Dairy Sector on World Milk Day


Categories: Agriculture and Farming, Food and Drink, Local Business

Attached is a picture of Alyn Smith MP and Katy Rodgers, at Knockraich Farm, Stirling.

Stirling MP Alyn Smith has expressed his support for Stirling’s industry-leading dairy sector, as businesses begin to see the green shoots of economic recovery from the pandemic.

World Milk Day is an international day of celebration, established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to recognize the importance of milk as a global food.

Even against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, industry leaders predict dairy products can grow to be worth around £1.4 billion to the Scottish food and drink sector by 2030, under their newly announced strategic vision.

Alyn Smith MP said:

‘Stirling’s food and drink sector is world-class, and it’s a testament to the dedication and commitment local businesses owners show to their produce and their craft. The pandemic has left many of us questioning the fragility of long and complex supply chains, with consumers placing greater scrutiny on just how local their purchases truly are. 

‘To tackle climate change effectively, we must support local businesses and producers – and I’m pleased that Stirling’s dairy industry is very much leading from the front in the expansion of domestic markets and raising awareness of their high quality products.’


The 2030 strategy can be viewed here: https://foodanddrink.scot/news/scotland-s-dairy-sector-rising-to-the-top-2030-launched/