Robyn promotes Scottish food and drink at castle event

Robyn Wilson at Edinburgh Castle

Robyn promotes Scottish food and drink at castle event

A HND Hospitality Management student from Forth Valley College helped to promote Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight (1-16 September) by attending a special event at Edinburgh Castle recently.

Robyn Wilson (16) from Bannockburn was invited to the reception held by Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy to celebrate Scottish Food and Drink, on the evening of Wednesday 5 September.

Robyn, said: “I really enjoyed the evening at the castle. I met a variety of different people in the food and drink industry, from small business owners to farmers and Scottish salmon suppliers, community workers providing food for everyone in their communities and even other young ambassadors from all different backgrounds. It was an amazing chance to meet other young people passionate about the food and drink industry.

“I was so shocked when I was asked to be involved because I have only been at the college less than a year, so it was a bit of a surprise. But I’m so glad I was asked because it’s been an amazing experience meeting lots of passionate people from different parts of the industry. I’m so proud to have represented the FVC Hospitality department and promoting Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight!”

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight is being aided this year by three ambassadors from Forth Valley College’s Hospitality courses.

This year’s Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight (1-16 September) is tying in closely with the Year of Young People and focussing on the future of the industry in Scotland and how young people will be instrumental in its continued growth and success.

To help do this they have selected Jordan Gardiner (17) a City and Guilds Level 2 Professional Cookery student and Robyn Wilson (16) a HND Hospitality Management student and Holly Busby (18) also a HND Hospitality Management student, to help promote the ‘Fortnight’.

Scotland Food & Drink has set out a vision for 2030 to double the worth of the food and drink industry in Scotland and early on in their planning for the 2018 campaign they came up with their focus – young people and the amazing work they are doing.

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