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  1. Food and Drink in the Cairngorms Chris Bremner Sustainable Economy Manager Cairngorms National Park Authority

  2. Background • Working landscape • People, place, work

  3. Economic impact Food and drink accounts for at least 15% of the Cairngorms National Park’s GVA (£59 million). Public sector, admin, health & education 60 Other services & activities 62 Home ownership & construction 71 Tourism 115 Other production & manufacturing 16 Publishing and music 4 Food & agriculture 40 Whisky & drinks 19 Forest 11

  4. Social impact • 900 employed in agriculture, hunting/game, fishing • Isolated rural communities

  5. Food for Life Development Plan • Framework for a more sustainable food economy • Integrates work in different sectors: • Farming • Retail • Tourism • Education • Health

  6. Aims • Increase food production…through strengthening and developing the viability of producers and processors • Increase consumption of locally produced food • Reduce food miles • Strengthen tourism • Develop stronger links between sectors • Provide exemplar model for sustainable regional food strategy

  7. Action • Market intelligence • Improving distribution • Increasing public procurement

  8. Improving supply and availability • Increasing demand

  9. Proposed Actions

  10. Skills and collaboration • Schools and communities

  11. Chris Bremner Sustainable Economy Manager chrisbremner@cairngorms.co.uk 01479 870405