Cash boost for this year’s two-day Isle Hamefairin’

Steven Cronnie at a previous Hamefairin'
Steven Cronnie at a previous Hamefairin'

The Isle Hamefairin’ is to benefit from cash granted through the second round of events funding awards for the Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015.

The Isle of Whithorn event on 11 and 12 July at St Ninian’s Hall and Village Green has been awarded £2,000 from .

Celebrating local food and drink and consisting of around 30 stallholders offering a range of produce from cider to cheeses, local meat, honey, specialist beers, homemade bread and more, this annual event has been extended to two days this year as a result of the funding support, with many more stalls and exhibitions from local chefs.

Food and drink events taking place across the entire country during the Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015 includes a series supported through a dedicated events fund, from which the latest awards – to support events from June to December - were announced last week by Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing.

Sharon Cameron, Manager of Isle Futures said: “We are delighted to receive this grant to assist with the costs of our Hamefairin’ 2015 as we celebrate 15 years of hosting this popular event.

“To mark the Year of Food and Drink the event will be take place over two days instead of the traditional one and will focus on local food and drink. A programme of events, competitions and food demonstrations and a list of exhibitors will be available soon.”

Designed to help enhance Scotland’s culinary reputation and increase awareness of the country’s rich natural larder, the Year of Food and Drink is led by VisitScotland, with support from Scotland Food and Drink, on behalf of the Scottish Government.

See visitscotland.com/tastescotland for more.