D&G’s Year of Food & Drink

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 14:15

As 2015, Scotland’s Year of Food & Drink, draws to a close it’s a timely moment to look back on how Dumfries & Galloway’s food and drink sector marked this most delicious of years.

Social Media Photography Workshops

We got social media savvy with practical hands on photography workshops led by David Moses. This unique course was all about getting the most of our smart phones and he got us all thinking about lighting, composition and texture.

Tourism Conference

Naturally we had a food and drink takeover of the regional tourism conference, and very tasty it was too! With inspirational speakers and a local produce taster lunch.

Community Food Festivals

D&G’s food festivals are truly delicious. This year saw Castle Douglas Food Town Day, Wigtown & Bladnoch Food Festival and Kirkcudbright Food Festival make the most of the Year of Food & Drink.

D&G Food Trail

It may have taken most of this year to pull together but we think the Dumfries & Galloway Food Trail is a fantastic legacy from Year of Food & Drink. It’s all set and ready to go to promote food tourism experiences in D&G throughout 2016 and beyond!

D&G Markets at the Sheep Dog Trials

Traders from the D&G Markets group got together to make sure visitors to the International Sheep Dog Trials got an authentic taste of Dumfries & Galloway!

Crowdfunding Success

The Earth’s Crust Bakery and Galloway Chillies have both enjoyed crowdfunding success to move their businesses forward. We’re looking forward to seeing what they do next!

Business Week

We had a special foodie get together in Sulwath Brewery to mark Dumfries & Galloway’s second Business Week, and food and drink producers were prominent at a number of other Business Week events, notably Women into Business.

Award Winners

With a delicious spread of food and drink categories in the Dumfries & Galloway Life Awards food and drink was always going to be high profile. Congratulations to Brodies of Moffat, Paul Somerville of the Selkirk Arms, Port Logan’s Potting Shed Bistro, Kilnford and overall winners Loch Arthur!

Published by Lorna Young from DG Food & Drink on Friday, December 18, 2015 - 14:15