Scottish food and drink
Food Minister David Rutley will celebrate the UK’s world leading food and farming sector at the Royal Highland Show, as new figures show Scottish food and drink exports achieved a record-breaking £1.4 billion of sales in the first quarter of 2019.
Exports grew by 14% over the past year, driven by a surge in sales for Scotch whisky and salmon, the latest figures show.
Through the government’s Food is GREAT campaign, Defra helps drive exports of UK food and drink, opening new international markets and supporting UK companies in their ambition to trade on a global scale. Overall food and drink exports from Scotland reached £6.3 billion last year, with Scotch whisky accounting for three-quarters of this total.