Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



The SNP MSP for Moray has welcomed £100,000 of funding from the Scottish Government to help local projects promote food products from their region and establish new markets.

Richard Lochhead MSP has said that the latest round of the Scottish Government’s Regional Food Fund will help to bolster businesses across Moray and showcase produce from the region.

Spring Market at Byres Farm and Taste of Moray Speyside are among 22 local and collaborative initiatives throughout Scotland, including food festivals, food and drink trails, markets and online shops, who will benefit from the Regional Foods Fund with grants of up to £5,000.

Initiatives like the Regional Food Fund is just one way in which the SNP Scottish Government is delivering for Scotland’s food and drink industry.

Managed by Scotland Food & Drink, the fund from the SNP Government will help to support and grow local and regional economies by encouraging projects to market and sell their local products.

Commenting, Richard Lochhead MSP for Moray said:

“I welcome this latest round of Regional Food funding from the Scottish Government, which underlines the SNP’s commitment to empowering local businesses and economies to grow and flourish.

“Scotland’s celebrated food and drink sector is a pillar of Scotland’s economy and global image – from our world-famous whisky and seafood industries, to the first class farm produce. It is right that businesses throughout the sector are supported and I’m delighted that Spring Market at Byres Farm and Taste of Moray Speyside have both secured grants through this scheme.

“The SNP Scottish Government is committed to doing all it can to ensure local food and drink producers can continue to grow and I’m certain that both the Spring Market at Taste of Moray Speyside initiatives will be a big success.” 


More information on successful projects can be found here:

Regional Food Fund | Scotland Food & Drink (foodanddrink.scot)