The Scottish Wholesale Association is to hold its first-ever networking event next month for suppliers who are not members to learn more about the Scottish wholesale sector.

The event will explain the SWA's function in guiding wholesalers through business legislation and in high-profile lobbying, and give details about its training programmes.

"While the Scottish Wholesale Association already enjoys fantastic support from a large number of leading suppliers, we feel many more do not fully understand what we do," said executive director Kate Salmon.