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1st September 2017

Local MSP Encourages People To Eat And Drink Local

Stirling’s local MSP Bruce Crawford has encouraged people to take part in the Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight – promoting Scottish produce.

This year’s fortnight will take place from 2nd – 17th September and will ask the Scottish public to think about how much Scottish food and drink they buy and consume. It will encourage people to change one thing in their daily lives that will support local producers.

The Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight is an annual celebration of the nation’s outstanding produce and is managed by industry leadership body Scotland Food and Drink.

Bruce Crawford said:

 “Supporting Scottish local produce is so easy to do and all it takes it’s a little more consideration when shopping around for your groceries.

 “We are spoiled for choice across the Stirling area in terms of excellent local food and drink producers – from dairy and beef farms, to local bakeries and butchers, as well as excellent local gin and whisky.

 “The Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight not only promotes the produce we consume, but also the people who grow, make, cook, and sell it. During this time, Scotland Food and Drink is sharing recipe ideas as well as fascinating hints, tips and facts about local producers. I urge everyone to figure out how they can get involved and support local produce.”