Success for Food and Drink push switches to young people in 2018

TWO WEEKS CELEBRATING Scotland’s rich larder has been declared as a major success in Moray and throughout the country by organisers of the Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight.

During the two weeks to September 17, communities were encouraged to change one thing by choosing more home-produced food and drink.

Now after reaching around a million people throughout the two weeks, organisers have turned their attention to 2018, which will see Scotland celebrate The Year of Young People.

That, they say, will be an opportunity to celebrate the amazing young personalities, talents, and achievers that make up Scotland – adding it’s all about inspiring our nation through its young people’s ideas, attitudes and ambitions.

Scotland Food & Drink are looking for inspiring stories from Moray about inspirational young people in the region who showcase just how accessible and exciting our food and drink industry is, whether it be in terms of offering rewarding careers or providing tasty and nutritional meals.

James Withers, Chief Executive of Scotland Food & Drink, said: “We are delighted to have celebrated a superb Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight this year and so many people have engaged with our #onethingfortnight challenge by changing just one thing about how much Scottish food and drink they eat.

“We now look ahead to The Year of Young People in 2018 and are seeking inspirational young people with great food or drink stories to help us better tell the world about Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight when it comes around again next year.

“Please let us know what you are up to, or what a young person you know is contributing to the Scottish food and drink industry. We would love to hear from you.”

Please get in touch on Twitter using this year’s hashtag #onethingfortnight or by emailing