Eat SW Scotland (part of Dumfries and Galloway Food and Drink Forum) have received funding from South of Scotland Enterprise to create an interactive food tourism project. This funding is part of the £25million Scottish Tourism Recovery Programme to support the sector’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The project will help more D&G food and drink producers develop successful food experiences by creating regional food trails which are then featured on the D&G food and drink website. Eat SW Scotland team members will support each business by significant promotion on social media and PR. Plus help with the shooting of a promotional video for each business for use on the D&G food and drink website and the business’ website and social media.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for food and drink tourism businesses within Dumfries & Galloway. The area is fast becoming a food tourism destination, a place where quality food is just as sought after as beautiful landscapes and friendly welcomes.” says Sheena Horner, D&G regional food group coordinator.
Ruaridh Hesketh Chair of Eat South West Scotland adds “This really is a wonderful example of how investing in tourism initiatives really can make a positive difference to our environment and our local economies.”