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.
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.
At the Seafood Marquee the North East MSP sampled some fresh produce and got hands on at the cooking demonstration.
The French-born MSP said that with such an abundance of high quality fish coming from Scottish waters, the fishing industry will always be a priority for the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government.
Commenting, Mr Allard 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.
“I will be writing to organisers to encourage them to provide a bigger space for it at next year’s event,” he added.