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A workshop to shape Uist and Barra’s response to the Scottish Government’s National Food Plan is scheduled for next month.

The workshop in Cnoc Soilleir, Daliburgh, on Tuesday, March 26, is billed as an opportunity to help transform the food system in the Southern Isles.

With food security and ‘island premium prices’ being hot-button issues, an invitation is being extended to island residents to participate in the in-person workshop.

This is a free event and will examine the implications of the first-ever National Good Food Nation Plan and the impact it might have in South Uist and the wider Southern Isles.

The draft of Scotland’s national food plan is intended to help fulfil the Good Food Nation vision “where people from every walk of life take pride and pleasure in, and benefit from, the food they produce, buy, cook, serve, and eat each day.”

The conversation in South Uist will reflect on what being a Good Food Nation entails, how to get there, the current situation, and what could be improved.

The Cnoc Soilleir event is part of a Scotland-wide consultation being undertaken by the Scottish Government.

Among the issues being tackled by the workshop are:

* Specific changes that are required locally
* Access to new agricultural technology
* What would make it easier to feed your family
* A pay rise for food workers.

Places at the workshop can be reserved at Eventbrite.