As a report on lockdown eating habits shows a huge increase in home cooking, Brian Stormont spoke to people who have swapped takeaways for meals made from scratch, including a Crohn’s disease sufferer who found cooking during lockdown gave her health a boost.
Figment Coffee in Aberdeen and Manifesto Coffee in Perth each have 30 bags of the Madagascan single origin to sell, from which they hope to help establish a thriving industry in the African nation.
There's a new kid on the block when it comes to food trends. But the Regenuary movement promises more than a diet fad - it's a way of supporting local producers and sustainable farming. Rebecca Shearer uncovers how it works...
‘We sold three tonnes of flour in six weeks.’ How lockdown proved to be a shot in the arm for local convenience stores
Convenience stores became key community hubs during the coronavirus lockdown, and in some cases, sales doubled. Brian Stormont found out what it meant for store owners - and whether the 'shop local' ethos of the pandemic can endure.
Phil Prentice, Chief Officer of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, tells us about a new scheme to honour the heroes of our High Streets....
For well over 50 years, locals have been able to shop for presents on Chapel Street, Aberdeen – first at the renowned Nova and then, since August 2017, at No.18 Gifts and Cards.
A north-east cancer charity has encouraged residents to support its shops during the festive period.
A challenge has been issued to get people buying in their community for Christmas.