Nessie’s Den for Scotland’s Speciality Show will take place in the Seminar Theatre on Tuesday 22 Jan at 1pm.
This year for the first time we have introduced Nessie’s Den. This will be a similar format to that of the famous BBC programme Dragon’s Den, where businesses pitch their ideas to a panel of experts and ask for funding but in a more light-hearted way. A selection of new, young exhibitors will have their chance to pitch their products in just 5 minutes to our panel of retail experts who will assess their pitch and products and comment on whether they deem them to be ‘stockable’, commercial products. The experts are only commenting on the products purely for feedback to the exhibitor.
The panel for food and drink is Nikki Castley from The Cress Company, Sue Montgomery from Ardardan Farm Shop and Emma Niven from Loch Leven's Larder and chaired by Speciality Food Magazine Editor Holly Shackleton.
The exhibitors taking part are:
Ice & Fire Distillery
Isle of Skye Smokehouse