Politicians Welcome Funding for Local Food and Drink Initiative


Categories: Constituency, Food and Drink, SNP Scottish Government

Bridge of Allan Project Will Boost Tourism

Stirling MP Alyn Smith and Dunblane and Clackmannanshire MSP Keith Brown have welcomed funding to a local community organisation, seeking to boost local food and drink tourism.

Discover Bridge of Allan will carry forward a community-led project to raise the profile of local producers, work collaboratively, champion sustainable and green practices and highlight the provenance of locally grown, nurtured, distilled, brewed and packaged quality produce.

The Regional Food Fund is managed by Scotland Food and Drink, and was established in April 2022 to support the development of local food and drink projects with grants of up to £5,000. The fund is part of a range of Scottish Government measures designed to promote the sector’s recovery from Covid-19 and boost the profile of local and regional produce.

Keith Brown MSP said:

‘The pandemic has been tough on many businesses across Forth Valley, particularly on our food and drink sector. We’re home to some of Scotland’s finest produce, and the Regional Food Fund seeks to boost community-led projects and promote a ‘buy local’ agenda. I look forward to seeing Bridge of Allan stand to benefit from this good work.’

Stirling MP Alyn Smith said:

‘I’ve long championed Stirling’s food and drink industry – from farm to plate, our farmers, food producers, outlets and restaurants are some of the best in Scotland. Initiatives such as this as led by Scotland Food and Drink play a key role in supporting community projects, and this funding will go a long way in boosting Bridge of Allan’s tourism and profile.’


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