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North Highlands Produce Showcased at Ackergill

21st August 2007

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A bountiful selection of the best of the North Highlands food and drink produce, brought together by HIE Caithness and Sutherland, was visited by HRH Prince Charles recently.
Producers from throughout Caithness and Sutherland gathered together at Ackergill Tower near Wick to welcome national and local buyers.

In 2005 His Royal Highness launched the North Highland Initiative to improve the economy and sustainability of the area by developing a new brand to sell the region's produce - Mey Selections.

Opening The Taste of Caithness and Sutherland event, William Roe, chair of HIE, said that for far too long the bounty of the counties' produce had been too much of a well-kept secret.

"This is the first event that brings together all that is good about North Highlands produce. Agriculture remains one of the main economic drivers in the region and Taste of Caithness and Sutherland shows that what is being produced is of the highest quality,"

The event provided a platform for 25 local producers to exhibit a range of premium local produce ranging from meat to organic eggs, fish to oysters, honey to chocolate, cheese to Highland oatcakes. Visitors, including national supermarket and foodservice operators, and local buyers.

Danny Miller, chairman of North Highland Products, who manages the Mey Selections brand, welcomed the HIE initiative.

"Our company was a direct result of the foresight of the North Highland Initiative and it is wonderful to see 11 of Mey Selections suppliers represented, and the farmers from North Highland Products.

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