Elgin Food Showcase Earns Praise
Published Wednesday, 17th October 2012
Consulting staff from the FRBS (Farm and Rural Business Services) office in Elgin recently joined the Food and Drink Team in mounting a special display at the Elgin Food and Drink Festival.
The event coincided with the conclusion of the Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight and highlighted the vast array of food and drink business in the North East, the Highlands and beyond.
Alongside the chance to buy and taste offerings from the region, the crowded town centre of Elgin was packed with demonstrations, specialist markets and entertainment throughout the day, as well as a dedicated craft and gift area.
SAC Consulting is a division of SRUC, Scotland’s Rural College, and their stand was very much focused on the younger audience using “The Harvest” as its main theme. Children of all ages had the chance to create pieces of art using cereals, with a chance to win a tractor as a prize. Local farmers and advisors were on hand throughout the day to provide guidance and explain the part cereals play in the story of where our food comes from.
The event proved to be a great success and event manger Gill Neill said:
“The activities that SAC Consulting had thought of were a real highlight and enjoyed by all, it was especially lovely to see all the kids getting stuck into things”.
The day would not have been as successful without the help of the HGCA, Ravenhill, for supplying the tractor and the volunteers of the Royal Northern Countryside Initiative.
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