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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5O-02345: Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 5 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to develop the food and drink sector, including through the tourism industry.

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon 12 September 2018

This is such an important area for us in Scotland. The industry-led food and drink strategy “Ambition 2030” sets out our partnership vision for development of the Food and Drink Sector, including the importance of working closely with the tourism industry.

On 27 August the First Minister launched our first ever Food Tourism Action Plan – Food Tourism Scotland – the overarching aspiration of that is to double the annual visitor spend on food and drink to £2bn by 2030 and there are a number of actions detailed as to how we achieve that.