FOOD and drink producers throughout East Lothian are being urged to apply to a Scottish Government fund.

A total of £100,000 is available for businesses and groups undertaking projects to promote regional products and open new markets through The Regional Food Fund.

Paul McLennan, East Lothian MSP, felt it was “an excellent opportunity” for local businesses, producers and community groups to showcase the county.

He said: “Scotland’s food and drink sector is a multi-billion-pound industry – and this fund ensures that local producers get the opportunity to fully take advantage of national supply chains and promote their products across the country.

“I strongly encourage any local producers in East Lothian to apply for this fund before the November 24 deadline.”

To apply for funding, go to