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.

Further Information

North East Scotland Food and Drink Awards

Farmers' Markets

North East Scotland Food and Drink Network (formerly Grampian Food Forum)

Scotland Food and Drink

Taste of Grampian 


Industry Support Executive (Food and Drink)

Email: food&

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