Praise for producers

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Dumfries and Galloway held the presidency of the Royal Highland Show this year and the local council was in the food hall promoting the region’s food and drink producers.

The aim was to showcase the outstanding array of the region’s locally produced food and drink, raise awareness of the region to potential visitors and to give small businesses the opportunity to present their products to more than 160,000 visitors over four days.

Producers displayed beers and wines, beef lamb and pork, artisan bread, hand-crafted chocolates and a range of jams, chutneys and pickles:

Councillor Ian Carruthers said: “I am delighted the council has been able to support the region’s small businesses at this event, which really put Dumfries and Galloway on the map.”

Russell Ingham, of Mayan Truffles at Garlieston, said: “It was a great pleasure attending the RHS. It gave small producers, like us, an opportunity to be part of the bigger scene.”