Tom Leeson

Decom North Sea Appoints new Interim CEO

Decom North Sea, the membership organisation for the oil and gas decommissioning sector, has appointed Dr Tom Leeson as interim Chief Executive Officer. Commencing his role with immediate effect, Tom brings almost 30 years’ industry…

Aberdeen restaurateurs urged to sign up for city’s first restaurant week

Aberdeen business organisation Aberdeen Inspired has urged city centre restaurants to sign up to a new project which it hopes will boost customer numbers and showcase the best cuisine in the Granite City. The first…

Mackie’s hits fifth place in UK premium ice cream sales

Latest figures have revealed that Scotland’s most popular ice cream brand has enjoyed significant growth south of the border as summer sales increased by 10%. Mackie’s of Scotland now sits fifth in the table of…

The Taste of Shetland website

Shetland Food and Drink Producers unite with joint website

Shetland is to promote its food and drink offering to the world through www.tasteofshetland.com - a new interactive website. It is the first time that the breadth of Shetland’s food and drink businesses have come…

Carlyn and Alex Paton

We Hae Meat extends ALDI deal with healthier lorne sausage

We Hae Meat, which has been supplying ALDI with a range of sausage products since 2011, has extended its existing deal with the supermarket by £600,000 per year with the addition of a “skinny” lorne…

Asteria vessell

West Coast fishing business expansion with £1.1m funding package

Asteria Fishing Company has received a £1.1 million funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland to help construct a new fishing vessel. The Skye-based family-run firm will use the funding to build a new, modern…

Marischal Square

Tony Macaroni takes space at Marischal Square

Italian restaurant chain Tony Macaroni is the latest tenant at the Marischal Square city centre regeneration development in Aberdeen. Tony Macaroni already operates twelve locations across Scotland including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline, Dundee and East Kilbride…

Equi’s secures Scotland-wide Asda listing

Equi’s Ice Cream, the Lanarkshire-based luxury ice cream company, has significantly expanded listings with major UK retailer Asda across all of their Scottish stores. The new listings at Asda will see Equi’s Double Cream Vanilla…

Ross Davidson and Michael Ballantyne, Co-Founders of UWA Tequila

Scotland’s first tequila company launches world’s first Speyside whisky cask aged tequilas

Scotland's first craft tequila company has officially launched, releasing the world’s first solely aged Speyside whisky cask tequila to the market. UWA Tequila, which is headquartered in Aberdeen, is the first tequila brand in the…

Argentinian steak restaurant opens in Edinburgh

Gaucho – the Argentinian steak restaurant – has officially opened its flagship restaurant and bar on St Andrew Square, Edinburgh. Gaucho Edinburgh boasts a glass fronted bar over-looking St Andrew Square and an open plan…

Ross Dunbar

Two new senior roles at Stewart Brewing

Scottish craft brewer, Stewart Brewing, has created two new senior roles within its retail and marketing team with the appointment of a Retail Operations Director and Retail & Events Director. Ross Dunbar joins as Retail…

Fergus Ewing

£4.6 million funding for food industry

Food and drink companies, large and small, will benefit from more than £4.6 million of funding Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has announced. The latest round of Food Processing, Manufacturing and Co-Operation grants will enable…

Randolph House, Edinburgh

@pizza to open its first Edinburgh restaurant

@pizza is opening its first restaurant in the Edinburgh’s busy West End at 4 Charlotte Lane, part of The Charlotte Square Collection’s redevelopment of Randolph House. The Charlotte Lane location for its 100 seat restaurant…

David Stirling

Arbikie targets major US growth

Scottish field to bottle distiller Arbikie is eyeing up US expansion as a major growth market for the artisan distiller. With an eye on the North East States of America (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York…

Kokoro Gin

Kokoro Gin launches new 20cl bottle

Kokoro Gin has launched a 20cl bottle of its unique Japanese-inspired London Dry Gin in time for the festive season. The UK’s luxury department store, Harvey Nicols, is the first retailer to stock the new…

Ian Macleod Distillers

Distiller secures £80m funding package to fuel growth

Ian Macleod Distillers has secured an extended £80million asset based lending package to support the recently announced revival of the Lowland malt whisky brand, Rosebank, alongside fueling organic growth plans. The funding has been provided…

Colin Redman

New catering franchise at Aboyne Golf Club

Aboyne Golf Club has awarded 1st to 18th Catering Ltd the Bar & Catering franchise at the club. The restaurant will be called ‘Cecil & Mearns’ as recognition of the history at Aboyne and acknowledgement…

Alban Denton (centre) and the Loch Duart team

Salmon farm boss wins CEO of the year award

Alban Denton, Managing Director of Loch Duart, the Hebrides and Sutherland based salmon farming business, has been named Chief Executive of the Year at the HR Network Scotland National Awards 2017. Recognised as the largest…

Chris Miller, director at the Craft Beer Clan of Scotland

Craft beer veteran heads to China to judge beer awards

A leading champion of Scotland’s craft beer sector has been invited to Beijing to take part in the judging for the country’s ground-breaking Chinese Craft Beer Awards this week. Chris Miller, director at the Craft…

L-R: Category Sponsor from Strathmore Scottish Spring Water– Christine Young , Marketing Manager of No.10 – Jillian Miller, Operations Director of No.10 – Alan Aitken, Restaurant Manager of No.10 – Drew Stephen, Head Chef of No.10 – Andy Stephen and Jimmy Carr

Aberdeen bar & restaurant triumphs at hospitality industry awards

An Aberdeen bar & restaurant is celebrating after receiving a top industry honour. No.10 Bar & Restaurant, which is located in the heart of Aberdeen’s West End, has been named ‘Restaurant of the Year –…

From left Mhairi MacLeod, Alex Nicol and Alice Will

Drinks industry expert takes six figure stake in food and drink agency

Alex Nicol, former co-founder of Edinburgh Gin has made a six-figure investment in LUX, the brand development agency dedicated to food and drink. Alex will become a non-executive director and his investment is enabling LUX to…

Salmon farming

Strong confidence in the Scottish salmon farming industry.

A new report published today (Monday 6th November) shows strong business confidence in the Scottish salmon farming industry. According to the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) findings, employment is up by 13%, capital investment remains steady…

Fergus Ewing

£250,000 funding to support small independent grocers

A new £250,000 capital investment programme to support small independent grocers introduce Food to Go stations within their stores has been announced by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing. Food to Go stations offer a range…

Roxanne Kerr of The Biscuit Baron

Clackmannanshire startup takes customers on a global biscuit tour

Biscuit lovers can now sign up to receive a monthly box filled with tasty baked treats from across the world thanks to the launch of The Biscuit Baron. The online subscription and gifting business has…

Makar Gin

ALDI’s Scottish Gin Festival worth £347,000 to distilleries

ALDI’s inaugural Scottish Gin Festival lands in stores across Scotland from today (Thursday 2 November), featuring 10 gins from Scottish suppliers in a celebration expected to be worth £347,000 to the distilleries involved. The Scottish…