We already know that Scotland plays a dis-proportionally large part in the UK’s food and drinks industries. See, for example:
Determined to maintain this high performance, the Scottish government has allocated £5.8 million in grants to food processing companies so that they can improve the facilities and safeguard around 1 200 jobs.
In the Scottish Business News Network, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said:
‘Whether it’s salmon, dairy or whisky our food and drink industry is world-renowned and these latest grants will enable sixteen more food and drink companies to expand their operations in response to growing demand for our wonderful larder. With the latest figures showing that our food and drink exports increased by over 11% in the first quarter of this year, today’s funding award of £5.8 million clearly demonstrates our continuing commitment to help food and drink companies large and small take their businesses to the next level, building on our reputation as a land of food and drink.’
Once more, news that both confirms the competence of the SNP government and the eventual success of an independent Scotland.