DG Food and Drink is delighted to circulate trading opportunities to Dumfries and Galloway food and drink businesses. Whether consumer or trade events within D&G or in other areas, meet the buyer opportunities, festivals and even retailers or chefs who are simply looking to expand their range of local produce; we are keen to hear of any and all trading opportunities. Contact us if you would like us to highlight an opportunity in our industry communications.
The Procurement Team at Dumfries & Galloway Council are conducting a survey to gather feedback from suppliers (and prospective suppliers) to effectively review and improve our systems and...read more
General Guidance Update:
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has issued an update to guidance on wheat allergen labelling after becoming aware that a number of food products have been found to...read more
Youth Beatz are currently tendering for catering pitches and are keen to involve local businesses.
This is Scotland's largest free youth music event, and given the age group this is a...read more
Showcasing Scotland is a new series of regional food and drink trade events that seek to connect trade buyers and suppliers on a regional basis. Our region (West) is the first one and it...read more
Dumfries and Galloway Council are exploring the idea of an accreditation scheme to highlight products that are made locally.
The scheme, which would be run by Trading Standards, would see...read more
Two new food festivals have been announced for September, there are trading opportunities at both.
Castle Douglas Harvest Food Festival takes place 9th & 10th September.
Dumfries & Galloway food and drink producers are being invited, indeed encouraged, to take part in a local food and drink showcase in Cumbria that seeks to massively increase the volume and...read more
Applications have oppened for the Christmas Fayre at Dumfries Christmas Lights Switch On, taking place on Sunday 27th November with trading between 10am-7pm.
The cost is £40 per stall and...read more
Kirroughtree Visitor Centre is having a special event on the 11th December and food and drink producers are invited to apply for a stall.
Full details are:
Santa’s Grotto –...read more
Food Standards Scotland has issued a ban on all cheese made by Errington Cheese Ltd.
The ban involves Dunsyre Blue, Dunsyre Baby, Lanark Blue, Lanark White, Maisie's Kebbuck and Cora...read more
As many of you will already be aware, Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight is returning this year, and will run from 3-18 September.read more
There are a number of events currently seeking applications from traders. The details are as follows:
Crawick Multiverse are holding their second annual Summer Solstice Celebration event on Sunday 26th June and there are three catering opportunities at this event. The catering units would be...read more
You can't fail to have heard that 2016 has been themed as Scotland's Year of Innovation by the Scottish Government with the goal of turning Scotland into an 'Innovation Nation'.
We are...read more
Small Business Saturday is a UK initiative to encourage people to shop local and to support small businesses. It takes place on the first Saturday in December each year and it is rapidly...read more
Scotland's first indigenous restaurant festival and pop up market is being planned for 5th & 6th September in Glasgow, and organisers are looking for producers from across the West of Scotland...read more
Edinburgh Food Festival is a new event, taking place from Wednesday 29th July to Sunday 2nd August 2015 from 12pm-1am (Wednesday and Thursday) and 12pm-2am (Friday to Sunday). It will use...read more
A new directory highlighting food and drink products that are available to foodservice and retail businesses in Dumfries & Galloway has been published.
This is the first...read more
Dumfries and Galloway Council and DG Food & Drink are developing a new food tourism project. There are three ways in which you can be involved.
Jade Norcross is working The Stove Network on a new project for Spring Fling 2015 titled Running on Empty. Over the weekend (23-25 May) a creatively adapted Black Cab will follow the Spring...read more
Quite a few Dumfries & Galloway businesses are already working with Access 6 in exploring export markets, but the Access 6 Learning Centre is available to all food and drink businesses in D...read more
If you are planning events, marketing activity or offers to link in with next year's Year of Food & Drink, these are the confirmed monthly themes recommended by Think Local. It's...read more
Dumfries and Galloway Council is inviting applications for stalls at the Christmas Fayre and Dumfries Christmas Lights Switch On. Taking place on Thursday 27th November, this event attracted...read more
SAC Food and Drink are organising a St Andrews Day trading showcase at Borough Market in London. The event will take place over the three market days of 27th, 28th and 29th...read more
Scottish Enterprise have introduced a new self-service grant to support businesses develop and sell products internationally.
Called 'Make it to Market' the grant provides up to £5,000 to...read more
The BBC Good Food Show Bursary Awards have opened for application, providing artisan producers with the opportunity of a free of charge stand at one of these high profile consumer facing shows....read more
Dumfries and Galloway Council has produced a guide for local businesses highlighting the importance of having a business continuity plan.
The guide has been prompted by recent support...read more
Scotland Food & Drink are organising their Scotland Food & Drink Pavillion at Speciallity & Fine Food Fair (SFFF), which is the UK's market leading event for fine food and drink....read more
Colvend Produce and Makers Market is looking for new producers to join, as it prepares to move to a brand new weekend date.
The market takes place on Friday 30th May, and thereafter it moves...read more
Bannockburn Live (28th & 29th June) is seeking high quality artisan producers of cold food to go or take home produce with a proven track record of trading at events and festivals for their...read more
As well as the new monthly farmers' market there will be a significant foodie presence at the Kirkcudbright Country Fair in July and an extension to the Kirkcudbright Food Festival in October this...read more
With a vision of creating the largest food and drink fair in southern Scotland, Castle Douglas Food Town has been awarded funding by the Community Food Fund to stage an event showcasing Dumfries...read more