MSP praises North-east seafood

Christian Allard MSP with skipper Jimmy Buchan at the Seafood Pavilion cooking demonstration at Taste of Grampian.
Christian Allard MSP with skipper Jimmy Buchan at the Seafood Pavilion cooking demonstration at Taste of Grampian.

Local MSP Christian Allard has praised the high quality of North Sea fish at the Taste of Grampian food and drink festival held at the Thainstone Centre, Inverurie on Saturday.

Mr Allard hailed the event as a fantastic opportunity to showcase the wide range of high quality food and drink products from Grampian. Producers were there to promote a wide range of local food and drink including shortbread, beef, fudge, whisky, chicken and fruit.

Commenting, Christian Allard MSP said: “The Taste of Grampian food and drink festival is a fantastic platform to promote the many excellent products of the North East. There is always such a tremendous variety of food and drink from the region on show and this year was no exception.

“I was delighted to meet some of the regions fish producers at the Seafood Marquee. It was great to see Jimmy Buchan share his extensive knowledge of seafood at the cooking demonstration.

“The Seafood Marquee attracts huge crowds and is incredibly popular. I will be writing to organisers to encourage them to provide a bigger space for it at next year’s event.

“I would encourage everyone to take advantage of the rich larder of the North East and buy local and eat Scottish.”