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West of Scotland Branch News

Robert McLaughlin

On 19 June, the East & West of Scotland Branches held a joint meeting at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, the home of Scottish rugby.

The last meeting for the West of Scotland Branch was on 18 September at Inverclyde Royal Hospital, hosted by Kate Murray. We discussed several plans that are currently in action in Scotland, namely Food in Hospitals Audit, FMS Benchmarking, Menu Harmonisation, and Scottish Food Waste reduction.

Also discussed was information from the National Program Board and Catering Services Expert Group, plus the venue for this year’s AGM.

Future dates include our next Branch meeting on 23 October (at 1.30pm at Bidfood in Larbert), and our Annual Development Day on 7 February 2019 at Seamill Hydro Hotel Ayrshire. The theme of the day is ‘2020 Catering Vision’, and will be chaired by National Chair Craig Smith, followed by the infamous Ayrshire Burns Supper.

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