Creative Orkney sets course for Scotland's Trade Fair
Nine Creative Orkney members will be showcasing their products at a major trade fair event in Glasgow in the New Year.
The local contingent will be attending Scotland’s Trade Fair under the ‘Made in Orkney’ banner in the city’s SEC between the 19th and 21st of January.
The event is a chance for the Orkney businesses to promote their products to buyers from shops and retailers from across the country.
The Creative Orkney group will be made up of Aurora Jewellery, Celina Rupp Jewellery, Fluke Jewellery, Heilagr Jewellery, Karen Duncan Jewellery, Kerr Carpentry, Orkney Storehouse, Ortak and Sheila Fleet Jewellery
They’ll be joined by eight Orkney Food & Drink members who will be attending Scotland’s Speciality Food Show which runs alongside the creative industries event. The Orkney Food & Drink group will be made up of Barony Mills, The Island Smokery, J. Gow Rum, Jollys of Orkney, Orkney Bakery, Orkney Craft Vinegar, Orkney Creamery and the Westray Bakehouse.
Project Manager for Orkney Food, Drink and Crafts, Edgar Balfour, said: “Orkney is well represented at these trade fairs, which continue to play an important role in promoting our members and their products to a wider audience. Orkney is full of talented producers in both the food and drink and creative sectors, and there is always a very positive response to the local stands, both from existing customers and new buyers.
Attendance at the event is being supported by an Orkney Marketing funding package. An initiative between Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Orkney Islands Council, Orkney Marketing funding is available to projects that focus on bringing local companies together in joint promotions, ensuring the islands maintain a strong presence in competitive markets such as food and drink, the creative industries and renewable energy.