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27 September 2016

Stevenson Commends Efforts of Local Food Producers

SNP MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast, Stewart Stevenson has commended the efforts of ‘The Food Life’ in Angus on their pursuit of promoting good local food.

Mr Stevenson spoke during a Parliamentary debate where he recognised the positive work being done by Angus local food organisation, ‘The Food Life’ Angus. He recognised the importance of local collectives in promoting and delivering the best of Scottish food.

Commenting, Stewart Stevenson MSP said,

“Whether it is Scottish butter perfected on a farm near Peterhead, garlic from Elgin, or the smokie from Angus, there is an incredible list Scottish food. It’s great that local producers are coming together to innovate and promote our fine food and drink.

“This activity is has the added benefit of enhancing our ‘Good Food Nation’ policy- to promote good food in all our relationships with food. Good food needs to be a priority because it determines our health both physical and economic. In Scotland we produce the finest food and drink in the world and it’s essential we capitalise on that.

“I’m delighted that Angus has stepped up to the mark and can’t wait to see what action this inspires locally with the fantastic producers in the North-east. There are massive opportunities for local organisations to be at the cutting edge of food quality, innovation and promotion. I look forward to tasting more of the amazing flavours of Scotland’s natural bounty”.
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