Promote Scottish produce

Ur farmers and fishermen are struggling with exports, and our manufacturing industries also. We need government support to redesign our economy so we consume our own produce and use our own manufactured items as far as possible. This will support our economy, and support the green agenda. This is not the time to do deals to increase imports , especially from distant countries

Why the contribution is important

Supports the economy and reduces transport miles

by Tompickering on May 06, 2020 at 06:57PM

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  • Posted by theresasheldon May 06, 2020 at 19:49

    Absolutely. Let's endeavour to buy our own produce whenever possible. Fish, veg meat we have the best here
  • Posted by VMCBD May 06, 2020 at 19:56

    Local changes where I live (HIghlands) have meant that wee local businesses have gone more than the extra mile to adapt and many are providing delivery services of fresh local produce when the bigger tesco etc struggled for longer and is still very short of some 'necessities' such as flour. I agree that grow, shop, buy and eat local should be sustained whereever possible. It would be excellent for these wee businesses and remove some of our reliance on the giants.
  • Posted by Jeannie May 06, 2020 at 20:26

    I agree promote local produce as much as possible
    Producing our own food has to be a top priority as we go forward
  • Posted by lmg1612 May 06, 2020 at 20:37

    Scotland has some of the best produce in the world. Buy Scottish, you know its source, and it tastes great.
  • Posted by neesk May 06, 2020 at 21:39

    I've been buying mussels and potatoes all directly from Scottish producers that are being delivered right to my door. It has been the best thing to come out of the lockdown that I've discovered Scottish suppliers that I would never have found otherwise. Maybe more resources in getting from farm to plate for local suppliers, that aren't as tech savy?
  • Posted by Hgrady May 07, 2020 at 06:00

    Yes!! Allow local farmers to sell and promote produce at key areas eg train stations, bus terminals, city venues and reduce rents to allow them to do so. Local market stalls can work in conjunction with Public Health depts.
    At the same time recruit people prepared to work locally on farms. Design transport systems to farms for workers to get to work where they don’t have cars to get there.
  • Posted by samur May 08, 2020 at 18:31

    Supermarkets should stock local produce. eg strawberries were Spanish and beef was from Poland and Brazil in our local Tesco
  • Posted by wnobrien May 09, 2020 at 21:38

    Absolutely. We should be self sufficient, as much as possible
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