The quality of Shetland's produce means local food and drink is an export opportunity for the islands says local MSP Tavish Scott. He was at Clickimin this weekend to enjoy the Shetland Food Fair. Local companies, chefs and food displays made a great weekend for all involved. Tavish Scott believes that Shetland needs to exploit the islands natural advantages by finding new markets for the local food and drink industry.
He said, "Shetland has all the advantages of a pristine environment. Our seafood, lamb and local produce is reared, grown and caught in the most natural, clean environment. We should build on the success of this weekend. Shetland businesses can be export champions for our local economy. Seafood is already worth £350 million a year to Shetland. Many of the excellent businesses that exhibited their products this weekend can be part of growing our local economy.
"Well done to Rhanna Tuurberville and all the organisers for making the Food Fair such a success. HIE, Northlink and all the local sponsors such as Shetland Transport have made the event a great success. Now the challenge is to take this success on and build a strong export industry for Shetland based on food and drink."