Orkney Food & Drink represents the islands' leading producers, whose expertise combines the finest natural harvests of the land and sea with the highest production standards.
We are a membership organisation responsible for bringing mutual benefits to the Orkney food and drink industry through joint representation and promotion at a local and national level.
Our aims are to promote the continued development and growth of Orkney's food and drink industry by supporting a commitment to quality and members' efforts to improve standards with regards to sources of raw materials, production facilities, manufacturing processes and human resource development.
Full membership of OFD is available to companies whose principal business activity is food and/or drink manufacturing or processing in the Orkney Islands. Full members are required to use mainly Orkney ingredients when they are easily available. Associate memberships are also available. For details on membership, please contact us.
Born from a pristine environment of rolling green fields and clean seas, Orkney’s distinctive and remarkably varied range of food and drink truly encapsulates the essence of the islands, reflecting the character of a resourceful and enterprising community where excellence really matters.
There’s a refreshing honesty and authenticity about Orkney’s wonderful produce, from our locally reared premium beef and lamb, sustainably fished crab, lobster, scallops and salmon, our award-winning whiskies, gins and beers, to our ice-cream, oatcakes, fudge, cheese and baking. Quality is the thread that runs through it all and we like to think the standards set by our dedicated and experienced producers are unrivalled.
Needless to say, it all tastes great, but don’t just take our word for it, come and try for yourself. We look forward to welcoming you.
During the period 2014-2020 Orkney Food and Drink received funding from the European LEADER programme for a variety of activities. More detail can be found here.