SNP MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Kaukab Stewart, has welcomed £100,000 of funding from the Scottish Government to help local projects promote food products from their region and establish new markets.


Ms Stewart has said that the latest round of the Scottish Government’s Regional Food Fund will help to bolster businesses in Glasgow and showcase produce through Experience Glasgow Food & Drink across Scotland and beyond.


Experience Glasgow Food & Drink is among 22 local and collaborative initiatives throughout Scotland, including food festivals, food and drink trails, markets and online shops, who will benefit from the Regional Foods Fund with grants of up to £5,000 – continuing to support local food and drink businesses through the Tory cost of living crisis.


Initiatives like the Regional Food Fund is just one way in which the SNP Scottish Government is delivering for Scotland’s food and drink industry, as the sector continues to struggle in the aftermath of the Tory UK government’s botched Brexit deal.


Managed by Scotland Food & Drink, the fund from the SNP Government will help to support and grow local and regional economies by encouraging projects like Experience Glasgow Food & Drink to market local products.


Commenting, Kaukab Stewart MSP for Glasgow Kelvin said:


“I welcome this latest round of Regional Food funding from the Scottish Government, which underlines the SNP’s commitment to empowering local businesses and economies to grow and flourish.


“Scotland’s celebrated food and drink sector is a pillar of Scotland’s economy and global image, and Experience Glasgow Food & Drink will help to promote the city’s food suppliers as well as local food trails. 


“While the Tory UK government have abandoned food and drink businesses in Glasgow and Scotland, the SNP Scottish Government is doing all it can to ensure local initiatives like Experience Glasgow Food & Drink can promote what our producers have to offer.


“I look forward to seeing amazing local products promoted throughout Scotland and given the recognition they deserve.”