Elaine Sutherland

New MD and rebranding at Sutherlands of Portsoy

Sutherlands of Portsoy (a trading brand of Gourmets Choice Ltd) has appointed Elaine Sutherland as the new managing director. The family business, located in the beautiful fishing village of Portsoy and home of the recent…

(seated from left) - Allan Clow, managing director, Bancon Homes; organiser Mungo Finlayson; Jo Skinner, sales and marketing director, Bancon Homes; and organiser Guy Finlayson

Bancon Homes named as headline sponsor for Banchory Beer Festival

Local housebuilder Bancon Homes, which is based in Banchory and is currently building at its Oaklands development in the town, has signed up as the main sponsor of the Banchory Beer Festival, supporting the continued…

Lidl craft beer range credit Peter Sandground

Lidl introduces ‘Isle of Ale’ craft beer festival

As the trend for craft beer continues to grow, Lidl has announced the launch of its first Scottish craft beer festival, which will be on sale from 25th May for a limited time only across…

Peterhead fish market courtesy Seafood Scotland

Scottish fish landings 29% up to £563 million in 2016

The value of fish landings is at a record high, having increased by 29% to £563 million in 2016, according to the latest statistics published by the Scottish Government. The increase was mainly driven by…

Carol Graham (Marketing Director), Dr Robert Graham (Chairman), Jean Graham (Board Member) and Robert Graham (MD).

Graham’s the Family Dairy New Organic Semi-Skimmed Milk exclusively listed at Sainsbury’s

Graham’s The Family Dairy has launched Organic Semi-Skimmed milk with Cream at the Top which will be listed exclusively in 150 Sainsbury’s stores across England. The addition of the new non-homogenised Organic Semi-Skimmed Milk with…

David Cresswell

New appointment is helping brew up business for Ringtons in Scotland

Coffee and tea firm Ringtons has appointed a new Scotland based business development manager within its business-to-business division. David Cresswell’s role will see him support Ringtons’ existing clients north of the border and introduce the…

Succulento Sauce Range

Food startup launches debut range of sauces

Aberdeenshire food company, Succulento Ltd, has launched its debut range of fresh and original sauces. Creators Dami and Ify Odugbemi, started the business in 2014 when they saw a gap in the market for a…

Jason Cleaversmith, Aquaculture Innovation Director at SAIC

Aquaculture supply chain £1m innovation fund open

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) working in the aquaculture supply chain in the Highlands and Islands can now apply to a £1 million innovation fund, which has opened for applications. The 30-month pilot programme, Accelerating…

Lucy Bergius / photo credit Phil Wilkinson

Funding helps ice cream maker whip up growth plans

An ice cream maker is set to double the size of its manufacturing unit after securing funding through the Scottish Borders LEADER fund. Thanks to advice from Business Gateway Scottish Borders, Over Langshaw Ice Cream…

Engaging food influencers

Innovative “Surf & Turf” Tour Set to Showcase Scotland’s Food Heritage

A new initiative aimed at sharing the best Scottish fayre with food lovers across the world has been launched by two of Scotland’s largest food organisations. Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Seafood Scotland are jointly…

Scotland's 'cream of the crop' crowned at Scotlands Food and Drink Excellence Awards 2017

Scotland’s Cream of the Crop Crowned at Top Food & Drink Awards

25 winners are celebrating after being awarded at the prestigious Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2017. A record number of 820 guests attended Scotland’s food and drink ‘Oscars’, held in Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre…

Mackie's 1 litre Honeycomb

Mackie’s secures Sainsbury’s honeycomb flavour ice cream listing for England

Mackie’s of Scotland has secured space in 457 Sainbury’s stores for its honeycomb flavour ice cream which will sit along with its traditional real dairy ice cream in the freezer aisles. Worth a potential £700,000…

Crawford Sinclair

Senior appointments and promotions for Innis & Gunn ahead of planned growth

Independent Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn has made two senior sales appointments along with several internal promotions to facilitate their planned turnover increase. The Brewer has brought in David Knowles as Head of Sales…

New Edinburgh restaurant and cocktail bar opens on former French brasserie site

Brasserie Les Amis on Morrison Street in Edinburgh city centre has been sold Martin Scott and will be rebranded as ISHKA, Edinburgh’s newest restaurant and cocktail bar. Located opposite the EICC, the new site opened…

The award winners 2017 Scottish Baker of the Year Awards

North East victors at 2017 Scottish Baker of the Year Awards

The North East was well represented at the 2017 Scottish Baker of the Year Awards. J G Ross of Inverurie won national gold for their mince pie, national silver for their buttery and regional silver…

Steven Duthie of Esker Spirits; Jane MacLeod, Business Growth Manager at Opportunity North East; and Paul Copland, Make Innovation Happen, pictured at the business growth support event

North East food, drink and processing businesses explore growth support options

More than 100 people attended a seminar earlier this week to explore the range of growth support available to food, drink and processing businesses in North East Scotland. The event at Thainstone House Hotel, by Inverurie,…

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne

University collaboration signals recipe for success for Edinburgh food firm

An Edinburgh-based food company has its sights set on healthy growth after extending its research and development capability via a partnership with a Scottish university. Gluten-free food specialist, Genius Foods, has entered into a partnership…

Scotland Food & Drink Partnership Launches Make Innovation Happen

Scotland’s food and drink industry has launched 'Make Innovation Happen', a new and ambitious service to support food and drink businesses to innovate. The service is delivered through a coalition of key public sector and…

Lynn Mann of Supernature Oils

Scottish Borders, Midlothian and Edinburgh food and drink suppliers on track to expand

Small companies operating in the food and drink sector along the Borders Railway corridor are being given an opportunity to showcase the best of the area’s cuisine to a wide audience of buyers from Edinburgh…

William Curley

Scottish Chocolatiers Network goes from strength to strength

The Scottish Chocolatiers Network has grown its membership to 86 and has now launched a new website to help drive footfall to all the member establishments and to help increase awareness of the uniqueness of…

Fergus Ewing

International manager appointed to drive food and drink exports

Roddy Wilde has been appointed as international manager to work to identify business opportunities in existing and new markets around the world and support Scottish businesses which want to take advantage of global interest in…

Kirkjuvagr Arkh-Angell gin, from Orkney Distilling

Kirkjuvagr Gin ramps up to navy strength

A new ‘storm strength’ version of Orkney Distilling’s Kirkjuvagr Gin is being launched in Kirkwall this weekend. The 57-per-cent gin has been named Arkh-Angell, after the fishing boat belonging to the late father of Aly…

Derek Mair

AAB appoint new head of food & drink

AAB has appointed Derek Mair as Head of Food & Drink. Derek, a partner, brings together AAB’s extensive experience working with a diversity of businesses across the Food & Drink sector as well as in…

Hampden Park

Sodexo Prestige picks up sweep of nominations at Stadium Awards

Event specialists Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events have been recognised across the board having picked up 10 nominations in this year’s Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2017. Hampden Park, Scotland’s National Stadium, Aberdeen Football Club…

Bill White, group operations director, LLg, and Castle Li, general manager of COFCO in the tasting room at Loch Lomond Distillery

Loch Lomond Group secures major Chinese deal

Independent Scottish distillers, the Loch Lomond Group (LLG), is expanding to China after securing a major distribution deal with one of the country’s leading companies. LLG’s milestone partnership with COFCO, the Chinese agriculture and food…

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