Free workshop will focus on diversification

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A series of free food and drink diversification workshops organised by the Scottish Government’s Farm Advisory Service (FAS) includes one scheduled for Oban.

Led by experts from SAC Consulting, part of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), the one-day Unwrapping the Secrets to Success workshop is aimed at producers and new entrants who are considering adding value to farm produce through diversification.

The event, which takes place from 10.30am-3.30pm and includes lunch, is on Wednesday September 12 at the Church Centre in Glencruitten Road.

Topics covered will include trends and innovation, branding and business value proposition. In addition to hearing from guest speakers, those attending will have the chance for a one-on-one consultancy session.

Ceri Ritchie, senior food and drink consultant at SRUC, said: ‘All our guest speakers have a great story to share and we are excited to have them on board at these events.

‘Food and drink diversification is such a fantastic opportunity for rural businesses at the moment when consumers are looking for local products and visitors are looking for a fabulous food and drink experience.’

To register for an event, email val.angus@sac.co.uk or visit www.fas.scot