Orkney showcased at Glasgow food and trade fair events


Fourteen Orkney businesses will showcase their products at a major food and trade fair event, which gets under way in Glasgow this weekend.

Scotland’s Speciality Food Show 2016 brings together 130 exhibitors and runs concurrently with the Scotland’s Trade Fair event at Glasgow’s SECC, between 24 and 26 January.

Attending the Speciality Food Show are: The Orkney Bakery (Argo’s), Barony Mills, Jolly’s of Orkney, Orkney Creamery and Stockan’s Oatcakes.

Attending the Scotland’s Trade Fair element of the event will be: Aurora Jewellery, Ortak, Castaway Crafts, Fursbreck Pottery, Hume Sweet Hume, Celina Rupp Jewellery, Hilary Grant, Kerr Carpentry, and Sheila Fleet Jewellery.

OCAEdgar Balfour, development manager for Orkney food, drink and crafts, added: “Orkney has had a presence at this combined food and trade show for the past few years and it’s always proved to be beneficial for the businesses attending.

“Given the scale of the event and the huge number of buyers who visit, it’s the perfect opportunity to showcase what the islands have to offer and we’re delighted that the Orkney contingent this year is bigger than ever.

“We’ve also seen local firms pick up a number of awards during previous show weekends and hope they might enjoy further success this time around.”

Attendance at the event is being supported by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Orkney Islands Council.