Date lodged: 9 January 2019
To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting the food and drink industry in the Almond Valley constituency.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 16 January 2019
I’ve already outlined that a wide range of support that is available to food and drink producers throughout the country. In addition, I am delighted that West Lothian Council has recently achieved the Soil Association Scotland’s Bronze Food for Life award for its primary school meals service.
The Food for Life programme supports councils to get more local produce on the table and this new award will therefore provide further opportunities for many local producers across West Lothian, including the Almond Valley.