AS PART of Organic September, Soil Association Scotland is highlighting the opportunities for hospitality and tourism businesses to make organic produce a bigger part of their offering to visitors.

On Tuesday September 25, in Glasgow, the food and farming charity is hosting 'Eat, Drink, Sleep Organic', alongside sustainable bank Triodos Bank, where it will discuss the results from consumer research, conducted in November 2017, into eating out sustainably.

Against the backdrop of a booming Scottish tourism industry, attendees will hear from organic agritourism businesses, including The Lint Mill and Wark Farm, as well as Fou Furnishings, who supply organic textiles to the tourism sector, on how they’ve diversified to meet demand while staying true to their values.

Restauranteurs, hoteliers, organic businesses and independent retailers are invited to attend and explore the opportunities for organic food, drink and textiles – a significant growing market for organic.

SA business development manager, Isla McCulloch, said: “Scottish food and drink has a reputation for sustainability, but how many establishments are walking the walk? The organic market is experiencing a brilliant period of growth, and there’s no better time than during Organic September for as many people as possible from the hospitality, retail and tourism sectors to join us and explore what they can be doing to grasp the opportunities that sourcing more organic ingredients presents."

Triodos Bank relationship manager Michelle Wilson said: “As an organisation working for positive environmental change, Triodos Bank is an established supporter of organic businesses. We’re very happy to be celebrating Organic September alongside Soil Association Scotland and are excited to bring together entrepreneurs from across the Scottish food and tourism sectors.”

Businesses wishing to attend can register here: