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Whiteford Visits 'Taste of Grampian'

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Banff & Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford has hailed this weekend’s ‘Taste of Grampian’ event as another success in promoting North-east food and drink.

The SNP MP was speaking after visiting the event at the Thainstone Centre on Saturday. Whilst there, she met with local entrepreneur Gregor Mackintosh, owner of Mackintosh of Glendaveny which produces the popular range of cold pressed rapeseed oils.

Mr Mackintosh had just been awarded the prize for Best Large Food Stand at the event.

Commenting, Dr Whiteford said:

Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP with Gregor Mackintosh
and the award for the 2011 Taste of Grampian
Best Large Food Stand
“Gregor is to be congratulated for building up an important local business which continues to go from strength to strength.

“The Mackintosh of Glendaveny range of cold pressed rapeseed oils has won numerous awards, including one here today at Taste of Grampian for Best Large Food Stand. It is fantastic to see a local business doing so well and one where, in Gregor, we have someone who is clearly very enthusiastic about future prospects.”


Turning to the Taste of Grampian event, Dr Whiteford continued:

“Taste of Grampian was extremely well-attended this year and had a real buzz about it. I think events such as this are a key part of promoting local produce, not only to a wider market, but particularly to the North-east. We so often overlook or take for granted some of the tremendous food and drink which are available right here on our doorsteps and not imported from hundreds of miles away after being mass-produced. Taste of Grampian provides a timely reminder that we should all make more of an effort to ‘shop local’.

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