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Food from Farming markets the link between food and production, with a strong ethos on collaboration, sustainability, locality and the circular economy.

 

Sheena has been involved in agriculture all her life and on returning home to Galloway, diversified into growing chillies. It is through the chilli growing business that she has developed a growing network of food and drink businesses throughout Scotland. She is a firm believer in collaboration and helping one another. We all have skills and knowledge that we can share, and she can help in signposting to others who may be able to help you.

She believe strongly in the locality and seasonality of food and drink, which is founded from a farming background and passion for sustainability and the benefits this brings to local and rural economies.

She is a graduate of the Scottish Enterprise Rural Leadership Programme, the chair of the Wigtown Food and Drink Festival, chair of Dumfries and Galloway Economic Leadership Group, sits on the Regional Economic Partnership, a member of the Dumfries and Galloway Local Employability and Skills Partnership and was a 2018 Emerging Leader of the Oxford Farming Conference.

Most recently she founded #Run1000, a fundraising event held throughout January highlighting the positive effects that both running and walking have on rural mental health while raising funds for rural charities.

Need support or advice then please don't hesitate in getting in touch with her.

 

 

Eilidh has always been impassioned by the food and drink industry, she gained a First-Class Honours Degree in Food and Consumer Science. Her time at university enhanced her love for the industry. From working within a new product development department to investigating the application of peas for alcoholic fermentation and distillation, as well as various modules covering sensory evaluation, marketing and food processing, she gained numerous key skills. Eager to transfer her knowledge, she obtained employment within the quality department at a food factory.

She has been a foodie since day 1. Growing up in a rural community catalysed her passion and keen interest for food. Eilidh remembers going out to a local restaurant when she was about 10 and refusing the children’s menu with the response…” No thank you, I’ll have the fillet steak, rare, with chips and whisky sauce please”.

She believes food isn’t only necessary for survival, but it brings happiness. Food can bring people closer together, create smiles around the whole dinner table and warm the heart when you’re needing it most.

Falling into the millennial/Gen Z bracket, she's been brought up with the advancement of the internet and growth of social media. Eilidh is a huge fan of the creative and marketing side of social media and has completed multiple digital marketing courses.

In her spare time, she loves baking and decorating cakes, exploring new places and going out for meals with loved ones.

Being able to help you within your business by sharing her passions is a dream come true and she looks forward to working together.