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Oxford Farming Conference appoints new directors

Oxford Farming Conference appoints new directors | Scotland's Colleges Food and Drink | Scoop.it
The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) board has appointed several new directors in preparation for the three-day event in January 2015.
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ScottishGovernment - News - Improving workplace relations

ScottishGovernment - News - Improving workplace relations | Scotland's Colleges Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Employee representation on public sector boards to be considered.
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Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival

Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival | Scotland's Colleges Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Come and celebrate Scotland's most famous export once again at the Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival in September this year. Dufftown - keeping the spirit of Speyside alive all year round
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Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival 26th September - 30th September 2013.

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Food and drink jobs boost predicted

More than 5,600 extra jobs could be created in Scotland's food and drink sector by 2018 as firms look to expand, a survey suggests.
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Scotland Food and Drink chief executive James Withers said the outlook for the industry had never been better.

He added: "The food and drink industry has been Scotland's best performing domestic sector in the past five years and its fastest growing export sector.

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Food for Thought - learning about Scotland's food & drink

Food for Thought - learning about Scotland's food & drink | Scotland's Colleges Food and Drink | Scoop.it
These resources aim to support learning about Scotland’s food and drink through well planned interdisciplinary learning.
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These learning resources are designed to allow practitioners to plan for progression through the levels of broad general education, to inform next steps, challenge, breadth and application in a Scottish food context.

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Scots secretary gets a flavour of sea salt success

New premises for expanding Western Isles firm Hebridean Sea Salt were officially opened by Scottish Secretary Michael Moore today.
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Article also mentions Sabhal mor Ostaig on Skye.

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Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards

Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards | Scotland's Colleges Food and Drink | Scoop.it
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Entries close 5 June 2013. Awards dinner 25 October 2013.

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Food & Drink newsletter

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Scottish Government Food & Drink newsletter 24 April 2013.

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Scottish Dairy Review

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Public consultation by the Scottish Government re Scottish Dairy Review open until Tuesday 30 April 2013.

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School meals sourcing summit

Government to discuss raising standards.
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Changing the way food for school meals is sourced will help improve the standard of school meals - Scottish Government initiative.

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Say Cheese! | Cairngorms National Park Authority

Say Cheese! | Cairngorms National Park Authority | Scotland's Colleges Food and Drink | Scoop.it
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'Cheese' blog article re Kingussie Food on Film Festival.

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Haggis: an international ingredient

Haggis: an international ingredient | Scotland's Colleges Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Endless reinterpretation demonstrates haggis's versatility as a dish and an ingredient. How have you eaten it?
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An interpretation of Scottish cuisine by The Guardian.

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Measuring the Success of Scotland's National Food and and Drink Policy. Food and Drink Indicators. Update on Progress, November 2012.

This paper provides updated data for the Food and Drink Technical Indicators used to measure the success of Scotland's National Food and Drink Policy.
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Employment in Scotland grows to record high | Scottish National Party

Employment in Scotland grows to record high | Scottish National Party | Scotland's Colleges Food and Drink | Scoop.it
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Young Highland Chef 2014

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Please apply by 31 August 2014.

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Milking it

Milking it | Scotland's Colleges Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Pastures new for dairy sector following review.
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Scotland Food and Drink Chief Executive James Withers has made a total of 19 recommendations to achieve sustainable economic growth for dairy in his ‘Ambition 2025’ document.

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A slice of recognition

Application for Dundee Cake to be given protected status.
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It comes on the day that a Bank of Scotland report revealed that over 5,600 extra jobs could be created in Scotland’s food and drink sector by 2018.

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Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight | Scotland's Colleges Food and Drink | Scoop.it
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Saturday 7 - 22 September 2013.

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Flavours of the borders food fair

Flavours of the borders food fair | Scotland's Colleges Food and Drink | Scoop.it
The Flavour of the Borders food fair at the Border Union Show is regarded as one of the finest in Scotland.
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The winner of the Bicentenary Border Union Roux Apprentice Award, a Borders College student who will receive a £6,000 Bursary from the BUAS plus six-months of training with Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, will also be announced at the end of the banquet.

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Promoting healthy food

Promoting healthy food | Scotland's Colleges Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Extra £302,000 to help shops display more healthy options.
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The extra cash will now mean that the participating retailers will be able to expand the range of produce covered by the Programme, including bread, breakfast cereals and frozen vegetables.

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Progress in numbers: Food & Drink

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A snapshot of the achievements made by the Food and Drink Industry - Scottish Government publication. 21 March 2013.

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A Healthier Scotland: Consultation on Creating a New Food Body

Scottish Ministers have agreed to create a new food safety body for Scotland.
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The new food body will carry out all the functions currently delivered by the FSA in Scotland. This consultation seeks views on whether the new food body could usefully expand its role and responsibilities beyond the those functions.  We also seek views on how the new food body’s independence from Government and the food industry could be assured.

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Excellence Awards - Scotland Food and Drink

Excellence Awards - Scotland Food and Drink | Scotland's Colleges Food and Drink | Scoop.it
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Entries close Friday 29 March 2013 for the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards, run in partnership with the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. 17 awards recognise excellence in products and businesses across a diverse range of areas including skills, research and sustainability. Product awards range from healthy eating and foodservice to seven retail categories.

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Chain reaction

Chain reaction | Scotland's Colleges Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Food hub aims to match suppliers with buyers.
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Sourcing for Growth initiative. A knowledge hub to match food manufacturing companies with producers of quality Scottish produce is to be set up to build on the nation's growing gourmet reputation.

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The Food and Drink Industry | My World of Work

The Food and Drink Industry | My World of Work | Scotland's Colleges Food and Drink | Scoop.it
The Food and Drink Industry
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Facts about Food and Drink in Scotland via My World of Work from Skills Development Scotland.

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