Blog : Richard Lochhead

Chefs join Richard Lochhead to launch Eat in Season campaign

Chefs join Richard Lochhead to launch Eat in Season campaign

Some of Scotland’s top chefs are backing the Scottish Government’s seasonal eating campaign and have dished up recipes for an Eat in Season recipe finder.

Nick Nairn, Roy Brett, Albert Roux, Tom Kitchin, Graeme Pallister and Donald Munro are among those who have provided recipes for the recipe finder app which is part of the wider Eat in Season campaign.

Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead was joined at the Royal Highland Show by Nick, Roy, and Donald to demonstrate how tasty, quick and easy cooking with seasonal produce can be.

The campaign aims to increase awareness about what food is in season and persuade people to eat more seasonal produce.

The app is available online at www.greenerscotland.org/eating-greener/recipe-finder

Pupils help launch new ‘Greener Together’ campaign

Pupils help launch new ‘Greener Together’ campaign

Stripe worked with the Scottish Government to launch its new ‘Greener Together’ campaign encouraging Scots to work together for a cleaner, greener future. Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Richard Lochhead joined four pupils from Edinburgh’s Flora Stevenson Primary School at the capital’s Inverleith Park to celebrate the new initiative, which is encouraging the nation to “Go Greener Together”. The campaign aims to get Scots doing their bit to help make a difference for the future. By showing we can all contribute, the campaign encourages people to recognise greener living benefits for them, their families and Scotland as a whole. Recent research* has shown that 72 per cent of respondents agree greener living was necessary and over half (52 per cent) said they would like to do more to help the environment. The campaign encourages a wide range of ways Scots can make a difference and support the Scottish Government’s ambitious climate change targets of a 42 per cent reduction in CO2 by 2020 and an 80 per cent reduction by 2050. *Overarching Greener campaign insight gathering, TNS 2011