Date lodged: 24 May 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken and funding it has provided to promote the food and drink sector.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 31 May 2017
The delivery of the industry-led food and drink strategy (“Ambition 2030”) will be supported by a new three year £10million investment, with £7.5million from the public sector and, for the first time, an industry contribution of £2.5million. This builds on the significant investment of over £150 million that we have made in the food and drink sector since 2007, including £71million towards 233 projects through the Food Processing Marketing and Co-operation Grant scheme.