Ar­gyll and Isles firms to the fore ahead of EU exit

The Oban Times - - BUSINESS NEWS -

Four west coast com­pa­nies were in Lon­don last week to show­case their iconic pro­duce as part of the UK Gov­ern­ment’s Taste of Scot­land event.

Loch Fyne seafood, First Milk cream­eries on the Mull of Kin­tyre and Outer He­bridean com­pa­nies Har­ris Tweed and Ishga – which pro­duces or­ganic skin­care prod­ucts – at­tended a re­cep­tion last Thurs­day which was hosted by the Scot­tish Sec­re­tary and pro­moted Scot­land’s finest pro­duc­ers.

Scot­tish Sec­re­tary David Mun­dell said: ‘Scot­tish food pro­duc­ers are world-renowned. New and in­no­va­tive com­pa­nies are thriv­ing while iconic brands re­main much-love house­hold names.

‘To­day’s Taste of Scot­land event is not just a St An­drew’s Day cel­e­bra­tion, but a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for pro­duc­ers to build on Scot­land’s great ex­port record. That is as im­por­tant as ever as we pre­pare to leave the EU and the deal se­cured by the Prime Min­is­ter in Brus­sels this week cre­ates pos­i­tive op­por­tu­ni­ties for Scot­tish com­pa­nies – con­tin­u­ing fric­tion­less trade with the EU and open­ing up new mar­kets across the globe.’

Held at Dover House in White­hall, the com­pa­nies were se­lected as an ex­em­plar brand of Scot­tish pro­duce to pro­mote to in­flu­en­tial guests from around the world in­clud­ing Am­bas­sadors and High Com­mis­sion­ers.

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