Food Link

The Skye & Lochalsh Food Link provides a vital link between local producers and hospitality providers, retailers and domestic customers.

The aim of the service is to play a pivotal role in the development of a healthy food economy on the island for the future with the emphasis on fresh, local and minimal environmental impact.

Industry service

The award-winning Food Link Van provides a distribution service between Skye and Lochalsh producers and their customers. By using one vehicle to distribute fresh produce around the area, Food Link aims to support a growing number of diverse producers and consumers by:

  • connecting local producers to new markets
  • increasing profit margins of local producers
  • increasing the use and production of local food
  • reducing the hefty costs in time and money of distribution
  • reducing food wastage by ordering produce in advance
  • making local food more accessible to communities
  • creating a healthy and co-ordinated local food infrastructure
  • boosting economic development in Skye and Lochalsh
  • minimising the carbon footprint of food distribution around Skye and Lochalsh

Moreover, businesses in the local food industry gain access to top-quality produce that has been grown, harvested and produced in Skye and Lochalsh and making a positive difference towards a healthy local food economy in the area.

Domestic customers: The Hubs

During Covid-19 restrictions, Food Link expanded its operations to serve domestic customers by setting-up a number of hubs around Skye & Lochalsh to act as collection points for local consumers who order and pay for their food directly from the producer in advance.

Producers do not sell directly to customers through any hubs that already stock their products.

For a list of our producers, click HERE.

For a list of our participating food hubs, click HERE.

Towards a healthy local food economy

The Food Link is always looking for new local producers to come on board. We also welcome new business and domestic customers.

You can help Food Link to build a healthy island-wide local food community in Skye & Lochalsh for the future by becoming a member. Starting at just £25 for a year, Food Link members enjoy

  • A listing on our website
  • Deliveries by the Food Link Van
  • Exposure to new customers
  • Gaining the trust and respect for supporting local producers
  • Being part of a future healthy food economy and
  • Gaining marketing and promotion opportunities via the Food Link press, website and social media.

Any business or individual who wishes to participate in Food Link services is asked to contact Roger Whiddon of Isle of Skye Fresh Produce Company or John Corfield of the Isle of Skye Smokehouse. Alternatively, please use the contact form HERE.