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Edinburgh and Food and Drink

Food and drink exports from Scotland grew by £421 million in 2016, to a record £5.5 billion. Where does Edinburgh fit in? As well as having four Michelin-starred restaurants and an array of award-winning eateries and drinks producers, it also has world-class expertise in food innovation.

It’s home to the Scottish Centre for Food Development and Innovation at Queen Margaret University. It’s also the birthplace of the Edinburgh Food Studio research hub, which works in collaboration with industry experts to keep up to date in all things food and drink related — as well as operating a well-loved restaurant.

The city’s attitude to food and drink is typically innovative. It’s at the centre of development for Scotland’s ever-growing food and drink industry. Which makes it the ideal centre for your next event.

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