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Tayside kids launch Scottish food & drink fortnight

07 September 2010

Cabinet secretary for environment and rural affairs, Richard Lochhead, was joined by Jacqueline O'Donnell from Love Food Hate Waste and budding young cooks to launch the Scottish food & drink fortnight

Along with the cabinet secretary, the young cooks, Kathryn McDonald (Forthill Primary School Dundee) and Lewis Walker (Pitlochry Primary), officially launched Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight which runs from the 4-19 September, at the Dundee Flower and Food Festival at Camperdown Country Park.

The youngsters were preparing for the final round of judging in the Desperate Dan-wich competition run by NHS Tayside, Dundee College and Dundee City Council. The Dundee Flower and Food Festival, the premiere event of its kind in Scotland, is one of the key Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight activities.

Run by industry leadership body, Scotland Food & Drink, the Fortnight is a key part of the Scottish Government’s Year of Food & Drink.

Paul Mclaughlin, chief executive of Scotland Food & Drink said: “Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight continues to grow from strength to strength and this year we have been lucky to have support from some of Scotland’s most highly respected chefs and brands. The Fortnight is an important platform to promote the wonderful variety of food and drink produced in this country.”

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