Food and Drink
Aberdeenshire Council recognises that food and drink, and its relationships to the traditional industries of farming and fishing, is a key sector and vitally important to the growth of the Aberdeenshire economy.
In 2012 the food and drink sector generated £14 billion turnover and employed around 118,000 people. The North East made a disproportionately large contribution to this, supporting 18% of employment and generating 17% of gross value added (GVA) despite being home to just 11% of the Scottish population. The success of the Scottish food and drink sector is therefore critically dependent on the success of the sector in the North East.