Key Sectors

Food and Drink

Cost competitive pounds e

Worth £255m to the Angus economy

The Land Based Sector in NE Scotland – Facing the Future

Angus has 40% of the class A agricultural land in Scotland


Supports over 6,500 jobs in Angus

Angus has a high profile food culture, supported by a food supply chain including consumers, restaurants, cafes and pubs, food producers and the farming sector. Research found that 40 per cent of visitors who come to Scotland buy food or drink to take home with them, representing a fantastic retail opportunity for quality, authentic and appealing products. “The importance of food and drink to Scotland as part of the overall tourism product cannot be underestimated.” (VisitScotland insight report 2016)

The Taste of Angus is a scheme aimed to promote the use of local food and encourages businesses, community groups and individuals to buy, sell, grow, cook and eat the world class produce available on their door step. In addition as the annual Taste of Angus Festival and Farmers markets attracting many local businesses.

The Business Angus team works closely with a number of local food and drink producers and fully supports the Scottish Government’s ambition to double the size of the industry to £30 billion by 2030. The sector has grown in Angus and Scotland year on year, increasing nationally by 78% since 2007. The Business Angus team are supporting local businesses that have international ambition and acting as a vital conduit between Angus and International markets.

Last review into the profile of the Angus food and drink sector was undertaken in 2017 which reports a baseline assessment for the size, profile and outlook for the sector in Angus.

Sector support:

  • Invest and support local business, people and infrastructure in a sustainable way
  • To foster a culture of innovation, research and development
  • Supporting entrepreneurship and business potential for growth
  • Promote Angus Food & Drink on the International stage to boost trade & investment
  • Offer business premises and land to develop

Contact us by email or call 01307 492395.

Business promotion:

The Visit Angus website lists details of food and drink producers in Angus, in order to promote these businesses to people visiting the area. If you would like a free listing for your business, please complete the online form.

Brexit Information

The Food and Drink Federation has created the five essential steps for exporting to the EU and importing from the EU.

Find out more about what support is available to prepare for Brexit.