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Stirling to host two-day food summit

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A two-day summit is being held at the Forth Valley College’s Stirling campus to discuss the food and drink industry.

Set up by Forth Environment Link, the event aims to encourage people to buy locally.

Director of Forth Environment Link, Clara Walker said: “We want to work together to create a new vision for food and drink in the area.

“At the summit, we’ll be exploring the idea of Stirling as Scotland’s first “Good Food Nation” City: a city with a vibrant and prosperous food economy, nutritious and accessible food for all, sustainable production and distribution systems and a thriving food culture.

“With the right investment and leadership, we believe the Stirling food and drink sector has the potential to deliver positive change for communities and the local economy.”

It will also be an opportunity to meet the newly appointed Forth Valley and Lomond Local Food and Drink Co-ordinator, Ashley Robinson.

She said, “We are lucky enough to live in a region where local food is outstanding and varied. We have a vibrant local food system which plays a vital role in the local economy and tourism.

“I’m looking forward to discussing how we can channel this area of strength to support more businesses and create more jobs for local people.

“Creating a strategy and action plan is just the first step, but will give us a clear road map of action for all partners to sign up to and give the local food and drink sector the priority place it deserves.”

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