Year of Food & Drink Monthly Themes

If you are planning events, marketing activity or offers to link in with next year's Year of Food & Drink, these are the confirmed monthly themes recommended by Think Local.  It's anticipated that marketing and PR nationally will broadly follow these themes, so if you align your activity to them you'll dovetail perfectly.

Some of these themes are better suited to Dumfries & Galloway than others.  If you are planning significant Year of Food & Drink activity in D&G please do get in touch, knowing what the industry is planning will help inform our plans for 2015.  More details on that to follow.

JanuaryTraditional FoodsBuilding on the New Year traditions of steak pies and shortbread through to Burns Night with haggis.
FebruaryThe Food of LoveFoods associated with Valentine's Day including oysters, seafood, steak and chocolate.

Brewing and Distilling

Celebrating Scottish beers and spirits including gin, vodka and liqueurs.
AprilAward Winning FoodA focus on the Scotland Food & Drink Awards entries and previous winners.
MayWhisky MonthMay is the offical whisky month, a month long celebration of Scotland's famous national drink, Scotch whisky,
JuneThe Future of FoodSpotlight on youth development with a focus on skills and innovation.
JulySummer Berries and FruitsPromoting berries and 'Pick Your Own'.


Delicious DairyYoghurt, ice cream, cream, milk, butter and cheese.
SeptemberCelebrationBuilding on the Food Fortnight theme, events and products that celebrate provenance and Scottish food and drink.

Sustainable Shore


A focus on fishing, seafood and salmon with a sustainability theme.
NovemberHearty and HeartwarmingComfort foods especially meat dishes, vegetables and grains, including barley, oats and rapeseed and broths and stews.
DecemberGrand FinalePremium foods for Christmas including cheeses, relishes and pates.