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GILRUTH HIGHLIGHTS ‘THRIVING’ LOCAL FOOD AND DRINK INDUSTRY IN PARLIAMENT

Publised date : 14 Sep 2018

GILRUTH HIGHLIGHTS ‘THRIVING’ LOCAL FOOD AND DRINK INDUSTRY IN PARLIAMENT

 

This week, Jenny Gilruth MSP for the Mid Fife and Glenrothes Constituency, took part in a Scottish Government debate to mark the end of Food and Drink Fortnight 2018.

 

Running from 1st until 16th September 2018, the celebration acts as a national platform to champion our business owners, entrepreneurs, retailers, caterers, wholesalers, producers and more,  highlighting the fact that everyone has a part to play in supporting the bustling industry.

 

Ms Gilruth took the opportunity to draw attention to the growing industry here in Fife, highlighting the success of local businesses: Coul  Brewing Company, Lundin Distilling and Balbirnie House.

 

Ms Gilruth said:

 

“Scotland is already renowned worldwide for its top quality produce, and Fife is no exception as our local food & drink industry continues to grow year on year.

 

“Celebrating the food and drink of our respective areas is important – particularly for constituencies such as my own, which suffer disproportionately from the impact of poverty.

 

“The work currently being undertaken by local businesses, such as Coul Brewery and Lundin Distillers, demonstrates the huge potential for our thriving food and drink industry here in Fife.

 

Coul Brewing Company are a small micro-brewing company based in Glenrothes. The young business has grown from strength to strength in recent months, scooping 3rd prize at the Kingdom of Fife Real Ale Festival this year. Coul Brewing Sales Director, Robyn Duncan-Dean said:

 

“We have the opportunity to bring back Fife’s rich brewing heritage and make Fife a real centre for craft beer in Scotland.”

 

Lundin Distilling use locally sourced gorse flowers from Lundin Links to help create their distinctive, award winning 18 botanical gin. Speaking ahead of the debate Director of Lundin Distilling, Iain Brown, said:

 

“I love the contrasts found in Fife – within a stretch of only a few miles you can be transferred from once hard, industrial, mining towns to incredible arable land and picture-perfect fishing villages.”

 

ENDS
 

Local Reporters, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), LOCAL BUSINESS
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