Makar Gin Infused Smoked Salmon

Scottish delegation fishing for new international trade in Brussels

46 Scottish seafood companies will be heading over to Brussels this week to do business at Seafood Expo Global, the world’s largest seafood show. The delegation heading across the channel this year has grown by around…

Adrian Gomes, Marketing Director, Jindea

A new gin uses the ‘Champagne of Teas’ as its key ingredient

Today on National Tea Day 2017 [Friday 21st April 2017] a drinks industry collaboration celebrates the launch of its first gin, Jindea, made using a single estate Indian Darjeeling tea. The brand is a result of a partnership…

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Inveralmond reveals new brew and a crafty little facelift

Perth-based beer brand Inveralmond has launched a new beer, unveiled a new look for the brand and committed to a tripling of its brewing capacity in Perth as it celebrates its 20th anniversary of brewing award-winning…

William Grant & Sons expands US portfolio with distillery purchase

Scottish distiller, William Grant & Sons, has acquired Tuthilltown Spirits, New York State’s first distillery since Prohibition. Tuthilltown produces a number of craft spirits including the award-winning Hudson Whiskey which was acquired by William Grant…

From left - Dave Grant and Dave McHardy

Fierce Beer secures £120k funding package to drive business growth

Aberdeen based brewer Fierce Beer has secured funding from Barclays to drive business growth. The deal will allow the company to expand production in response to increasing domestic and international demand. The £120k funding package…

Finalists announced for Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2017

64 businesses from across Scotland are celebrating after being announced as finalists for the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2017, which are to be hosted by chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter, Simon Rimmer.…

Lynn Mann of Supernature

Interview: Lynn Mann of Supernature Oils – Scotland’s other oil

In 2011, Lynn Mann had just had a baby daughter and was on a career break from being a psychotherapist when Supernature Oils was born. The business started as part of an on-farm diversification from…

(L-R) Chairman Pat Machray, Chief Executive Grant Rogerson and Vice-Chairman Pete Watson

ANM Group makes £470,000 trading profit

Farming, food and finance co-operative, ANM Group, has reported a trading profit of £470,000, for the year ending 31st December 2016. In addition, the group has announced it will pay a discretionary members’ trading bonus…

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Scotland’s food and drink exports to North America reached £1 billion in 2016

Scottish food and drink companies have recently secured £8m of export sales to North America. Companies including Associated Seafoods, Eden Mill Distillery and Mara Seaweed have all secured contracts to sell their products in supermarkets…

Cairngorm Brewery

Scottish craft brewer sets its sights on international markets

Award-winning craft brewer, Cairngorm Brewery, has announced plans to export its ales to new markets after working with Bank of Scotland to identify opportunities. Following the acquisition of Loch Ness brewery, the business saw an…

Caorunn gin achieves nationwide Tesco listing

Scottish gin, Caorunn (pronounced “ka-roon”), has gained a  listings in Tesco stores nationwide. Double digit volume growth has been achieved every year since the brand was listed with Tesco in October of 2012. The brand…

Ice Cream not just a summer treat

Scots now buy almost as much ice cream during the coldest months as the summer, industry figures have revealed. October to March sales at Mackie’s of Scotland accounted for 47% of its total ice cream…

Dundee Station and hotel

Dundee Waterfront site released for occupation

The café bar that will be a stand-out feature of Dundee’s new £18m Railway Station has been released for occupation by Dundee Waterfront. Sited on the ground and first floor of the new railway station,…

Scott Allen is Managing Director at Allen Associates (HPE) Ltd

Allen Associates targets craft distillers in expansion drive

Stirling based distillery design engineers, Allen Associates, is ramping up its international presence and targeting the craft distilling sector as it looks to build on a series of client wins that has seen the company…

David Littlewood

Aberdeenshire Chef Becomes Youngest Ever President of The Federation of Chefs Scotland

The Federation of Chefs Scotland has appointed its youngest ever President. David Littlewood (34), chef proprietor of both The Tor Na Coille Hotel in Banchory and The Kildrummy Inn by Alford, was elected President at…

(from left to right) Sponsor RBS’ Janice Cunningham and Sydney Chasin

Napier graduate secures funding for healthy popcorn alternative

An Edinburgh Napier graduate and current Bright Red Triangle incubatee has had her work recognised at a showcase of Scotland’s top entrepreneurial talent. Sydney Chasin scooped £1,000 of funding at the recent Scottish Institute for…

Glen’s Platinum Vodka to invest millions in new UK campaign

Glen’s Platinum Vodka is investing over £1.5 million annually in an extensive new promotional campaign that will include premium outdoor advertising across the UK. The campaign will feature on Forrest Media’s out of home estate…

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched to Fund New Chocolate Factory

One of Scotland’s leading chocolatiers has launched a £30,000 crowd funding campaign to develop a new chocolate factory. Based in East Lothian with an outlet in Edinburgh’s Bruntsfield, Chocolate Tree has experienced significant growth recently,…

Seaweed farming

Commercial seaweed farming guidlines set out

The first set of policy guidelines for the commercial cultivation of seaweed in Scotland were published today (27th March 2017). This development will create opportunities to grow Scotland’s seaweed industry by providing clarity over where…

Jack Marshall

Tapside Coffee Machines celebrates 35th anniversary with expansion plans

Tapside Coffee Machine Rentals celebrates its 35th anniversary with the launch of an expansion programme south of the border and plans to increase its team from six to at least ten by the end of…

St. Enoch Atrium food court

St. Enoch invests £1.5m in its food court

St. Enoch Centre has invested £1.5 million in its food court in order to develop a new and feel. The Glasgow shopping destination has refurbished its food court to offer increased seating and an enhanced…

Restaurant group out to train future rivals

A restaurant group is taking an unconventional approach to staff training - by preparing their top employees to leave the business. Kained Holdings recently launched a bespoke management development programme, which provides staff with the tools…

The Wester Ross Fisheries team

Wester Ross aquaculture business recognised at Scottish Export Awards 2017

Scotland’s oldest independent owner-operated salmon farm which operates from Dingwall and Ullapool has been recognised at the HSBC Scottish Export Awards 2017. Wester Ross Fisheries Ltd has been selected as highly commended in the small…

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£10m backing to boost Scotland’s food and drink industry growth

New funding to further support Scotland’s “phenomenal” food and drink industry has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The Scottish Government, its enterprise agencies, and the food and drink industry are supporting delivery of…

(left to right) John McLintock, director of operations, Brakes Scotland, and Gary Maclean

Brakes Scotland partnership with MasterChef champion

Scottish foodservice provider, Brakes Scotland, has announced a new partnership with MasterChef: The Professionals winner Gary Maclean. The partnership follows the launch of Brakes Scotland in 2016, part of Brakes’ UK operation, and further cements…

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