Food is the way to the media’s heart

by Sarah Fairley

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Scottish PR agency highlight why the City of Perth was at the heart of Scotland’s year of food and drink

IIP Perth Food and Drink coverage in BQ LivePerthshire has been named as key to the success of Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, according to a senior official from the national tourism organisation and our expert Edinburgh PR team managed to cook up a storm on the story for the media to eat up.

Jim Clarkson of VisitScotland stated that the strength and heritage of the food and drink sector in the region proved crucial in attracting key conferences to Scotland throughout the year, including the UK’s first national conference for craft distillers and the largest industry meet-the-buyer event in the Scottish Calendar.

The Food and Drink Industry is one of Scotland’s key growth sectors with ambitions to grow from £13.1Bn today to £16.5Bn by 2017. Within Perth & Kinross, the annual turnover of the food and drink sector is estimated at £310m and there are in the region of 130 companies in the processing sector highlighting how involved the area is in the industry.


Read the original press release here

Perth Scotland's Year of Food and Drink The NationalThanks to the quick work of Holyrood PR, news of Perth’s crucial role in one of Scotland’s most successful themed years ever was picked up by national, regional and key trade titles.

The Scotsman Food and Drink, BQ Live Magazine, Daily Business, and The Scottish Business News Network were among the influential publications to feature the story shortly after it was issued, creating over 1 million opportunities to see.

The National and The Perthshire Courier also featured the story, creating a further 86,243 opportunities to see and highlighted to the local community the important role their region played in such a major event.

With the region’s renowned food and drink suppliers at the heart of the local economy, Perth & Kinross Council’s inward investment campaign, ‘Invest in Perth’, we’re committed to helping businesses in this sector by involving them in the Year of Food and Drink and this coverage came as part of a long-term PR campaign for Invest in Perth.

Invest in Perth aims to position Perth City Region as the most desirable place in Scotland in which to live, work, invest and visit.

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