Argyll and Isles firms to the fore ahead of EU exit
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.