Fife has witnessed massive growth in the food & drink sector. The Kingdom is a cost-effective location for food and drink businesses with many enterprises allured by the unique charm and beauty of what Fife offers.
Surrounded by over 117 miles of coastline, Fife has a rich heritage of producing top-quality food and drink from Farm to Fork and Shore to Door. Some of our food trade origins trace back over 200 years when Fife was a major salt harvesting location. Along with fish, salt was once our most significant export, so we are excited to see East Neuk Salt Company bring salt harvesting back to life in Fife with their modern, high tech and innovative production equipment.
Fishing remains a key trade in Fife with over £5milllion worth of exports to the continent from the harbour at Pittenweem. The Kingdom is also seeing a growing reputation for its products from Seaweed harvested from the Fife Coastline.
Our Kingdom boasts over 500 farms, many of which have already adopted low carbon and environmentally sustainable techniques of production. With local harvesting right through to fresh fish caught and served daily, you would be hard-pressed to find a location where local food is so widely produced and consumed. Vibrant food festivals and lively and authentic markets dominate Fife’s event scene. Here we see many locals and tourists flocking to visit street stalls and sample local fresh produce. Fife’s reputation for producing award-winning high-quality food and drink is second-to-none.
We can attribute much of the growth of the sector thanks to the birth of distilleries and micro-breweries. Eden Mill, Darnley’s Gin, Tayport Gin, Kingsbarns Distillery and Lindores Abbey Distillery are just a few to mention, with many new up-and-coming enterprises ready to make their mark on the international food and drinks scene.
Fife has a ready supply of development land that is immediately available to any prospective investors. The land is offered in high-quality locations, supported by excellent transport links and a talented and capable workforce.
At InvestFife, we are primed and ready to help you find the perfect location that will best serve the interests of your business. We embrace change using new and sustainable technologies to enhance further our excellent reputation in the food and drink sector.
Food from Fife is a membership organisation supported by Fife Council and Scotland Food and Drink
It brings together one of the region’s most exciting and important industries with the aim to support businesses and to grow the value of the sector.
As a Food from Fife member, you will have the opportunity to shape developments, meet and share experiences of other local businesses, get access to insights, training, marketing, trading opportunities and much more.
With prime locations and land available throughout the Kingdom sustained by competitive commercial rates and excellent transport links, Fife could be the ideal location to invest and grow your business.
Fife also remains an attractive location for recruitment supported by lower housing costs and an abundance of leisure and entertainment amenities.
InvestFife can provide all the advice and information you need to invest in Fife. Reach out to our team today, who are happy to provide suitable land and property options for your business.